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September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and even worldwide. Medical professionals use the term heart disease to describe several conditions; however, many of these conditions relate to the buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries. In honor of National Cholesterol Education month, let’s discuss one of the largest… Read more »

Is Aluminum Safe?

It’s the go-to when we don’t want to search for the top to a Tupperware bowl. We marinate meat in it and sometimes restaurants fold it around leftovers. It’s a pan protector, a piping bag, cleaner, funnel, and a sharpener. It’s used to keep food hot and it’s one of camping’s greatest necessities. There are… Read more »

Cognitive Decline: When to Pay Attention

As seen in the August 21st, 2019 issue of the Clarkston News… Have you read Part One? We all have those moments when we walk into a room and forget why we’re there. Sometimes we might search desperately for our phone and find it in the fridge—don’t judge me! We’ve all had a slip of… Read more »

Back to school: Is Your Child Ready?

As seen in the August 7th 2019 edition of the Clarkston News…  I went grocery shopping the other day and almost cried when I saw the supplies lined up in their back to school glory. What happened to the beach toys? Is my sixteen-year-old ready? I don’t even know where he is! I’m making lists… Read more »

Don’t Sacrifice Your Health this Summer!

When someone refers to summer as “dog days,” I picture my dog lying around in the sun. She’s just so lazy out there, all flopped over and barely lifting her head to defy me when I call her inside. She’s the very definition of laziness. I should know—it’s what I look like on my boat… Read more »

Understanding Hemp Oil

On December 20th 2018, the United States saw an updated version of the Farm Bill passed and the Cannabis crowd went wild. For some, releasing the hemp plant from the Controlled Substances Act seemed to bring on emotionally and politically charged rage. For others, a sense of “canna-curiosity” emerged. Since then, there’s been a lot… Read more »

The Human Growth Hormone – Discoveries, Deficiencies and Boosters

Have you ever heard of the Human Growth Hormone? Hormones are little chemical messengers that control a lot of our day-to-day lives in how we feel, think, and even how we look. When in balance, hormones enhance sleep, sexual function, mood, metabolism, growth and development, and the immune and digestive systems. On the other hand,… Read more »

Spring Cleanup: Environment, body, and soul

The sun is (kind of) shining and days are growing longer. Come on, spring! Outside, the blankets of snow are melting (fingers crossed!) and you’re cringing because now you see all the ugly it’s been hiding. It’s a dreaded sight, a colorless reminder of the work ahead. On the other hand, when we think like… Read more »

It’s Not a “Senior Moment”

We live to work, plan, save, and spend wisely. While all that discipline can be downright annoying, we do it for the future—for those sweet, golden days of retirement. Building a strong financial strategy is the responsible thing to do, but is it the only thing to do? While some may argue yes, they are… Read more »

What is a Wellness Center?

It’s 2019 and we’ve landed in a time of progressive thinking and awareness when it comes to our health. Most of us are paying attention now and what was once considered hippie or even witchy seems a bit more logical. Hallelujah! What was once an eyeroll and guffaw is now being carefully considered. Even if… Read more »