Category: Lifestyle

Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Sweet Potatoes vs. Yams: Which is Better?

Most people think that yams and sweet potatoes are one in the same, when in fact they aren’t even part of the same family. Yams are a tropical root vegetable in the lily family, native and (still today) most common in parts of the world such as the Carribean, South and Central America, and parts

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

How to Improve Your Health With Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant has been used for centuries in many cultures across the globe as medicine, both in food form and as a topical (most commonly). Historically, this medicinal plant has been used to treat wounds, burns and other skin ailments, but has other powerful healing properties, as well. The leaves of the aloe

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Bad Fat vs. Good Fat

We are all very familiar with being told that some fats are healthful for our bodies, and that some of our favorite foods including nuts and avocados are great to eat because they are loaded with “good fats.” Glancing at the nutrition label on the foods that you are putting into your body should not

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Eating For Brain Health

We commonly associate the foods we eat with our digestion. It is an easy connection to make when we eat something and soon after experience bloating, discomfort, pain, etc. We may even have learned through trial and error to be able to make the connection between the foods we eat and our energy levels throughout

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Your Diet And Back Pain

Unfortunately, back pain is all too prevalent in our fast paced society. If we ourselves are lucky enough not to suffer from some form of back pain, we surely have a friend or family member who experiences it to a certain degree. The severity and type of pain will vary, and it could anything from

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Top 10 Reasons To Eat Cherries

As we approach the glory of cherry season, we should do ourselves the favor of taking advantage of these sweet treats for not only their delicious taste, but for their myriad of nutritional benefits. Cherries offer some serious health benefits, and should be included as part of your regular diet. Not to mention, they can

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Family
Rachel Fiske

Cultivating Gratitude

This blog post is a bit different from the usual nutritionally informative article, but as we embark down our path to physical and mental wellness, gratitude should be an ongoing theme, and one that gives us some much-needed perspective. An “attitude of gratitude.” This is a phrase that is commonly thrown around. Developing such an

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Family
Rachel Fiske

Could a GI Infection Be Causing Your Weight Gain?

When we think of a GI (gastrointestinal) infection or symptom, we obviously connect it with digestive upset such as bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea and/or constipation, heartburn, and other types of symptoms of that nature. While these symptoms can definitely signify a GI infection, the interesting (and sometimes deceiving) part is that often, we experience no

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Heartburn Is Not A Tums Deficiency

Heartburn is a common condition many have experienced, and unfortunately occurs quite often for some. Whether your symptoms are minor or major (more details on symptoms in a moment) they are typically stemming from one root cause that is (ironically and detrimentally) the opposite of our commonly held conception that we have too much stomach

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