Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but it also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Nine out of 10 colon cancers could be prevented or successfully treated with regular colon cancer screenings.

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Smoothie Revolution

Smoothies are as popular as ever! Convenient and portable, healthy smoothies are perfect for breakfast on-the-run, an afternoon snack or dessert. Build a better smoothie by adding in antioxidant and fiber rich fruit, vitamin rich vegetables, minerals from nuts and seeds, and protein rich diary or dairy alternative. A dash or two of your favorite […]

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Eat Green! Three Healthy Eating Plans to Manage Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association does not endorse or recommend one particular diet, instead they recommend a healthy eating plan combined with physical activity to manage diabetes. So, what is a healthy eating plan?

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Take A Fresh Look At Frozen

Want to make healthier meals in minutes? Just reach for the many options in the Meijer frozen aisles. Hundreds of food options, ranging from nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to decadent ice creams and novelties can be found in the frozen aisles.

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Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans for National Nutrition Month and beyond. Start by consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health. A healthy […]

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What?!!!! Menopause Lasts More Than 7 Years!

According to a recent article published in the online version of JAMA Internal Medicine, the vasomotor symptoms of menopause (including hot flashes and night sweats) lasted more than seven years in a large study of women of mixed race. The average onset of menopause occurs about age 51. African American women had the longest duration, […]

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Cantry (It’s In Your Pantry) Must Haves for a Healthy Heart

Tina Miller 2011It’s fitting that February is the month of love and is also National Heart Month. Did you know that many canned foods get high scores for keeping your heart healthy? Plus, you’ll love the fact that canned foods simplify meal preparation! Load these essential canned foods into your Meijer cart, and pantry (cantry), […]

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Your Heart & The Lucky 7

The first heart month was declared in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson and that 10 Million American had heart disease at that time. Today, cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death each year. Use these “lucky 7” tips to greatly reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Slow Cooker Simplified

What’s for dinner? If that question stresses you out, reach for the tools that can simplify evening meals. On hectic weeknights your crockpot or slow cooker can be your best friend! Preparing dinner with a slow cooker is an easy way to get all the nutrients of a home-cooked meal without slaving over a hot […]

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Natural Ways to Fight Colds & Flu

Sniff, hack, wheeze and cough; we’re riding out the cold and flu season with allergy season just around corner! Boost your immune system and ease that stuffy nose and cough naturally with healing foods and herbs.

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