Author: Michael Rushbrook

Tips to Spring into Emotional Wellness

– By Dr. Dana Harris This season let the renewal of spring be your cue to look at your family’s emotional well being. Here are tips that will help give your family a fresh start. Kids who have a positive perspective about the ups and downs of daily life are better able to manage their emotions and are stronger for it. Regardless of age, personal growth is about competency and because there’s a harmonious interplay between how kids feel and what they do, their emotional needs should not be overlooked. Emotional wellness is a fundamental aspect of healthy child development....

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Satisfy the Urge to Purge

The Art of a Successful Garage Sale – By Pam Molnar   As the weather warms up and we come out of hibernation, many of us jump quickly into the next season – spring cleaning. We dig through closets full of old clothes, household items and sports equipment and pull out what we no longer use. As the discard pile gets higher, we can’t help but think about all the money we spent on this “junk.” It isn’t long before we say, “Let’s have a garage sale.” But let’s face it. Our time is precious and we don’t want to...

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Wow! That Hurts!

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. When we think of inflammation most of us envision the reddened swollen toe of the gout sufferer or the hot tender knee of the weekend warrior.  Indeed these devilish conditions are a direct result of inflammation, yet this natural process impacts much more than over-used appendages.  For example, many people don’t associate inflammation with heart disease, yet research is conclusive that the inflammatory response is partly responsible for the artery clogging plaques that lead to chest pain and heart attacks. Let’s take a brief repose to review what happens in a typical inflammatory response. ...

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Talkin’ About My Generation – March 2019

Maria Lister, 40, is a Network Marketing Professional & Entrepreneur and mother of three-David (16), Sophie (12) and Max (In Heaven who would now be 8). Maria is the cofounder of Moms Like Us, a ministry promising hope and support to women who have lost a child. One word you would use to describe yourself: Compassionate. What quality do you admire? Courage. Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? Love deeply every day. Show the ones you love how much you love them and be present in each and every moment you are gifted together. Greatest hope: To...

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What Can A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Do For You?

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Dietitians can help you “cut through the clutter” of nutrition information that is often confusing and conflicting. The fact is there is no one diet that is right for everyone. In addition, health, lifestyle and budget all effect and alter what may or may not be best for you. RDNs can help tailor a nutrition plan specific to you and your health needs. What is the difference between a nutritionist and a RDN? • Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist because the term nutritionist is not regulated. • A registered dietitian IS...

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