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Trendy Tea ~ Sip Your Way to Health and Relaxation

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
October 29, 2015
File under: Organic, Stress Relief, Weight Control

There is simple elegance in the ritual of preparing and sipping a cup of tea.

Drinking green tea has been documented for 4,000 years and what began as medicine has grown to become the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. These days, tea drinking can be quite the adventure with an amazing range of choices.

Buddha Teas was founded by John Boyd, who was born in the U.K., heavily immersed in the culture of tea. Launched in 2009, today Buddha Teas offers 120 organic teas including more than 80 single-ingredient herbal teas. (VIDEO)

According to John Weisburger, PhD, senior researcher at the Institute for Cancer Prevention in Valhalla, N.Y., tea has about eight to ten times the polyphenols found in fruits and vegetables. …read more of Trendy Tea ~ Sip Your Way to Health and Relaxation here

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Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 24, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Pets, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Control


Travis Oser 13 Year old Vegetarian Labrador Retriever

People choose what they eat based on their belief system, which can include health, environmental, cultural or religious ideals; decisions that carry over to what they feed their family and their pets.

In addition to health, ecological and religious concerns, vegetarians and particularly vegans are repulsed by meat consumption and driven by compassion for animals, non-violence and economics.

Oftentimes the more distance we place between ourselves and anything the more objective we become. People sometimes choose a vegetarian lifestyle for one reason, health, religion, or animal rights and later connect with other reasons for doing so along the way.

A 2006 report from the National Research Council stated that a vegetarian diet as long as it contains sufficient protein and is supplemented with Vitamin D is healthy for dogs. Commercial dry food products provide the high levels of protein, …read more of Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds here

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Demystifying Food Addictions

By Kristina Diener
November 7, 2013
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Weight Control

With nearly 300 pounds crushing her barely five-foot frame, Mary Jo, a 49-year old Bookkeeper from St. Louis understands her enemy is herself.

“I cannot blame my problems on fattening food. I have tried everything from diets and devices to surgery. I can’t simply eat something – I have to devour everything!”

According to recent statistics, weight directly impacts employment… for women, that is. Gallop Iceland interviewed 2000 Icelanders regarding diet, exercise, illness, stress, quality of life and work related issues and concluded that overweight women simply are not hired for employment.

This does not, however seem to apply to men. Oprah’s famous statement,  “My personality is not in my thighs,” apparently does not apply to female employment applicants!

It is estimated that seven million American women suffer from an eating disorder, with one in 200 American women with anorexia. Anorexia is considered the worst form of eating disorder, because of the high prevalence of death. …read more of Demystifying Food Addictions here

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Resolve to Get Fit in Three Easy Steps

By Debbie Friend, MSc
December 14, 2012
File under: Fitness, Weight Control

As the year winds down and the festivities pick up, celebrating, feasting and socializing have replaced our usual routines.

Tempting our taste buds, challenging our willpower and seeming to appear everywhere we look, high-caloric tasty treats and libations beckon us to indulge.

This time of year,, schedules filled to the brim, short days and cold weather create the perfect storm for putting exercise on hold.

For now, you may just enjoy yourself and go with the flow, but before you know it, 2013 will be here. And with the New Year comes the opportunity to make a fresh start and create healthy new habits. …read more of Resolve to Get Fit in Three Easy Steps here

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7 Tips to Beat the Holiday Bloat

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
November 18, 2012
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies, Weight Control

The Holidays are upon us and once again food, drink and sweets will be plentiful.  The mere presence of these holiday treats in the office can challenge your willpower and lead to bloating, constipation, indigestion and heartburn.

Often this leads to the kitchen-sink mentality. You’ve already done it, so why not throw all vestiges of willpower out the window and continue to indulge, vanishing all hopes of that ‘bikini’ body with each tasty morsel.

Before you resign yourself to Holiday bloating, heartburn and a ten pound weight gain, try these simple tips to keep your taste buds pleased without feeling it in your waist.

1.  Eat first, not last.  When you’re going to holiday parties, never go hungry.  Don’t drink alcohol before you eat.  By eating small, healthy snacks like an apple, carrot sticks or hummus before the event, you will avoid being ravenous when you get there. …read more of 7 Tips to Beat the Holiday Bloat here

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