Seasonal Eating, Even in the Winter

By: Chandis Siwek

Seasonal eating was second nature to our ancestors. Decades ago, there were not large vendors shipping food from coast to coast. Cucumbers and tomatoes were not found on our ancestors shelves during winter and lemons were not on their minds in June. Eating seasonally can be less expensive, because it decreases the amount of energy needed to grow the items, package, store, and transport them to our supermarkets.

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Paws– A Cause for Applause

By: Dana Exline

10 Ways Pets Improve Health

1.  On average pet owners have improved blood pressure
2.  Raising children around pets improves the development of social skills, particularly for learning to establish and maintain relationships
3.  Pet owners have improved psychological status due to reduced feelings of loneliness and depression
4.  On average Pet owners have lower cholesterol
5.  Pet therapy for elderly institutionalized adults increases alertness, improves speech, and reduces depression

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Increase protein in your diet while being a vegetarian

By: Neha Bomb

Vegetarians are often concerned with how to get enough protein in their diet. The protein needs of vegetarians can be easily met by eating variety of plant-based foods. However, first let’s understand how much protein is needed by an active healthy adult. The RDA recommends that we take in 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram that we weigh or about 0.36 grams of protein per pound that we weigh. So for example a person weighing 150 pounds would need about 54 grams of protein per day.


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Immune Boosting Nutrition

Nutrient superheros that will fight to keep your immune system strong and away from sickness.

Tips to battle sickness: Learn about three vitamins that will help you stay healthy.


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Fruit Salsa and Baked Cinnamon Chips

Try this recipe for a great nutrient rich treat that should help boost your immune system!



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Benefits of Breastfeeding

By: Sarah Martinelli

Breastfeeding is the ideal nutrition for your baby. The proteins in human breast milk are easier for your baby to digest than the cows milk protein found in artificial human milk (formula).

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age followed by continued breastfeeding as food is introduced for 1 year or longer as long and mom and baby are both comfortable.

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