Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Juvenile Arthritis Then and Now and an Interview with Dr. B

As this July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with JA. There are many forms of juvenile arthritis (JA) and they affect different parts of the body. I was diagnosed... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

What is One Food that Will Lower Cholesterol in Just 3 Weeks?

Do you have a guess?   The answer is beans!   More than one study has supported the effectiveness of dry beans to lower cholesterol levels. This past May 2014, a meta analysis released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed the results of twenty-six randomized controlled trials lasting at least three weeks in... Read moreChevron
posted 07/19/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

More Straight Answers About Atrial Fibrillation

We've been going back to the basics about atrial fibrillation because so many patients, family and friends have questions. Let's look at some more questions and answers about this most common of heart arrhythmias. We thank the American Heart Association, the Cleveland Clinic, and the American College of Cardiology for their helpful informational... Read moreChevron
posted 04/02/2014, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietitian

Detox Diets: Are They A Good Idea?

With the start of 2012, you may have made a pledge to shed the extra pounds you've gain over the last year.Recently, I've heard a lot of people saying they intend to go on a "detox diet," as soon as the New Year begins. But, is that a wise move? For the most part, the only thing detox products help you to lose is your hard earned cash. And, in... Read moreChevron
posted 12/31/2011, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietician

Heart Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Many vegetarians rely too much on white carbs, overly processed meat alternatives, and cheese, to reach their energy needs. But, regularly eating this type of diet is not healthy for your heart.   A vegetarian diet can, however, be very healthful and nutritious, when carefully planned to include all of the essential nutrients, which the body... Read moreChevron
posted 05/03/2011, comments (0)|