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December 8th, 2023

By |2023-12-05T13:27:55-05:00December 5th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Blood clots are an important function of your body that help control bleeding.  It is due to our clotting blood that we do not bleed out when we get a cut or have surgery.  Blood clots are made of platelets and fibrin.  Platelets are small colourless fragments of cells. Your bone marrow makes platelets. [...]

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December 6th, 2023

By |2023-12-05T13:26:59-05:00December 5th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Christmas time brings with it many different culinary delights and one of those is gingerbread and gingerbread men.   Not only does gingerbread taste terrific, ginger is very healthy for you.   Ginger is a digestive aid. Specifically ginger can… Help with nausea relief by encouraging your stomach to empty providing some relief due [...]

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December 1st, 2023

By |2023-11-29T08:21:44-05:00November 29th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Have you ever found yourself standing in the produce aisle wondering whether to get the iceberg lettuce or the romaine?  Both are crunchy choices that work perfectly for salads, burgers, and lettuce wraps.  Is there a difference between the two other than the shape, or should you just go for the cheapest option? Iceberg [...]

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November 29th, 2023

By |2023-11-29T08:20:30-05:00November 29th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Showering has been a part of our daily routine since we were little so chances are we have the routine down pat.  However, you may be doing some common things that are not so go for you. Let us look at some showering mistakes that we should fix right away. Do not shower everyday: [...]

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November 24th, 2023

By |2023-11-21T14:14:13-05:00November 21st, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Butternut squash is one of the wonderful foods of winter.  Not only does it make a fantastic soup it is also very healthy for you.  Check this out. Butternut squash: Has loads of vitamin A (83% of our daily requirement) in the form of beta-carotene, which supports eye health. Vitamin A is a key [...]

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November 22nd, 2023

By |2023-11-21T14:12:29-05:00November 21st, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Finding fresh produce can be hard in the winter.  Once you find the good stuff, you want it to stay fresh for as long as possible and that can be a challenge.  Here are some tips to keeping your produce fresh. 1)         Start by getting the freshest and best quality fruits and vegetables possible. [...]

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November 17th, 2023

By |2023-11-16T15:49:42-05:00November 16th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

During the summer, getting enough vitamin D is not a problem.  However, as the cold sets in and the only chance to see the sun is during work hours, the chances of getting enough vitamin D naturally into our bodies becomes impossible. We normally get vitamin D through our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet [...]

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November 15th, 2023

By |2023-11-16T15:48:27-05:00November 16th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

The winter is a tough time to eat healthy.  Fresh vegetables are not as plentiful, salads are replaced with warm comfort foods that are often full of sugar and starches, and then we have the holidays, which often results in overeating.  It definitely takes more will power to maintain a healthy diet.  It’s not [...]

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November 10th, 2023

By |2023-11-07T13:15:31-05:00November 7th, 2023|Weekly Healthy Tips|

Drinking water is important.  When and how much to drink is just as important and this is something we do not always think about.   Every cell in our body requires water to function properly including our digestive system, heart, lungs, and brain.   No matter how much you should be consuming, drinking water [...]

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