Healthy Living

Worried about Omicron’s Impact?

Worried about Omicron’s Impact?

Sadly, it looks like we may be buckling up for another wild winter ride with Covid-19.  It's the unwelcome guest that doesn't want to leave - just when everyone is tired of wearing masks and taking precautions.  It's a proven fact that masks and hand-washing help keep...

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Time to de-funk your toothbrush!

Time to de-funk your toothbrush!

Sometimes “funky“ means interesting and cool. But "funky" and your toothbrush are a very bad pairing, especially in a shared bathroom. I recently saw a micrograph of a toothbrush, and it was not a pretty picture! So here are a few tips to keep your daily dental care...

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Heart troubles?  See your dentist!

Heart troubles? See your dentist!

It might seem far-fetched, but there is a lot of evidence linking dental health to heart health. So if you have a family history of cardiovascular issues, take note! The presence of oral bacteria (and their DNA) has been documented in heart valves and pericardial...

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Are you insulin resistant? Check out the checklist!

Are you insulin resistant? Check out the checklist!

It’s widely acknowledged that the American diet is much higher in simple sugars and starchy vegetables than is healthy. This is despite the fact that we’re pounded with media messages about how we “should” eat — and many of us do try to eat a healthy diet. But it’s...

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What You Really Need to Know about your Cholesterol

What You Really Need to Know about your Cholesterol

I'm sure you've been told to watch your cholesterol, especially that sneaky LDL LDL stands for Low Density Lipoprotein, and it's been demonized (with some justice) since the late 1960s. In fact, when I was first studying the human body and learning what blood values...

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Ten Warning Signs for Cognitive Decline — & How to Help!

Ten Warning Signs for Cognitive Decline — & How to Help!

June is Cognitive Awareness Month. Please pass on this information to those you love. 47 million people live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias worldwide; without a change, these numbers are expected to grow to 76 million by 2030. However, everyone can take action...

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Carbohydrate Content of Common Vegetables

Carbohydrate Content of Common Vegetables

Vegetables 3% or less carbs - Asparagus - Bamboo Shoots - Bean Sprouts - Beet Greens - Bok Choy - Broccoli - Cabbages - Cauliflower - Celery - Chards - Chicory - Collard Greens - Cucumber - Endive - Escarole - Garlic - Kale - Kohlrabi - Lettuces - Mushrooms - Mustard...

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