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Why You (And Your Whole Family!) Should Be Taking a Daily Vitamin D Supplement

by Sarah Remmer, RD Vitamin D is probably THE most important vitamin talked about in the nutrition world today. If you haven’t heard about the importance of vitamin D, I’m here to get you up-to-date. And if you’re not already supplementing with vitamin D, I’m here to tell you that you need to get on it. YES – everyone should be taking a supplement! Even me – the dietitian! First of all, what exactly is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that we require for health. Being “fat-soluble” means that fat is required for its absorption. That’s right! We need fat in our diets and this is one of the reasons why it’s necessary (and good)! Vitamin...

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Helping Senior Family Members Stay Healthy

We all want the best for our elderly loved ones. Whether they are living with family, with assisted care, or independently, we also want to make sure that they are making healthy choices. As we age, our bodies’ needs begin to change, so we need to adjust accordingly. Staying healthy as we get older may mean that what used to work for us will no longer work, or may not be enough anymore. There are two main areas that seniors need to address in order to stay healthy: physical activity and nutrition. 1) Physical Activity. Our older loved ones are at more prone to develop disorders such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. They may also experience lower energy, strength,...

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6 Nutrients to Focus on For Immune Health

by Sarah Remmer It’s that time of the year again! Cold and flu season is upon us and unfortunately, catching a bug is almost inevitable, especially if you’ve got school-aged children like me. And seriously – who has time to sit home and nurse an achy body back to health? Not me! As a busy mom of three kids, I can’t afford to get sick (even though my kids are germ monsters). There are a few key strategies to help prevent illnesses like regular hand washing, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet full of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats. But let’s face it: nobody is perfect. It’s hard to stay on track – even...

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Self-Care Starts With the Basics

  These days, it seems like we all have a lot going on. Whether we are busy at work, or at home, and still trying to keep up with social activities, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves in the process. This is why it’s great to see that self care has become more popular recently.  Simply put, self-care is any activity that contributes to your well-being. It’s not surprising that self-care and wellness have become somewhat synonymous, because we all need to take care of ourselves as a whole. If we don’t, we risk our overall health. Searching the hashtag #selfcare on social media can bring up a lot of images of bath bombs, eye masks, and...

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How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

If you live in the northern hemisphere like we do, you might have felt a bit of a chill in the air in recent weeks. Yes, we’re talking about fall, but we’re also talking about another season: flu season.  While some may get a cold or experience a mild version of the flu, others might come down with more severe cases which can lead to hospitalization, or worse, death. Therefore, flu prevention is a personal responsibility that can help you and the people around you stay healthy throughout the coming months. We’ve rounded up a few tips to stay healthy during flu season. Please note: The following is not a substitute for medical advice. Make sure to see your medical...

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