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Protein: How to Unlock a Key to Weight Loss

Protein, protein, protein . . . Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is talking about the importance of protein and its role in weight loss and weight maintenance. So why is protein so important and what does it do? Proteins are commonly referred to as the building blocks of life....

Wendy Nichols

Exercising in the Searing Summer Heat? Some Tips

With summer in full swing, people are getting outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise. Although being active is good for your health, Wendy Nichols, area director for the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, offers these precautions for staying safe: When to work out: It’s best to work out early...


Joint Replacement: When Will I Know?

Chances are when Shakira sang, “My hips don’t lie and I am starting to feel it’s right,” she wasn’t contemplating hip replacement. Or knee replacement, for that matter. But our body sends signals when it’s running out of steam. When you are tired, you rest. When you are hungry, you...

Golden Tea

Recipe: Turmeric Golden Tea (Without Actual Tea)

By Jeanne Tennis Traditional Golden Tea, as it is known, does not contain actual tea. A staple in India and enjoyed throughout the world for its antioxidant and relaxing benefits, this warmed beverage is bursting with anti-inflammatory turmeric. Turmeric Golden Tea Customize it using your milk, spices and sweetener of...

"Vitamin D" written in sand.

Which Nutritional Supplement (If Any) Is Right For You?

Almost every day you see an ad or hear someone talking about taking a supplement to help with metabolism, memory or sleeping, but the shelves at the drugstore are loaded with so many types of supplements it can be dizzying. Where do you start? As with many health-related questions, start...


A Plant-Based Chef Tests the Plant-Based Impossible Burger

By Jeanne Tennis Are you kidding me? That was my initial reaction when asked to write about the Impossible Burger. Surely there is no place for “lab meat” in a whole-food, plant-based diet. Why on earth would I want to eat anything manufactured to bleed? The Impossible Burger is the...

Chia Wild Blueberry Pudding

Recipe: Chia Wild Blueberry Pudding (In a Blender)

By Jeanne Tennis This blended chia pudding recipe from Jeanne Tennis, a vegan chef and certified macrobiotic health coach, was created for those who want to enjoy the benefits of chia seeds without the chunky texture of the typical overnight chia pudding recipes. Jeanne Tennis, a vegan chef and certified macrobiotic...