Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

Can House Dust Make You Fat?

We all know that diet and physical exercise are extremely powerful in the fight against obesity.  But there is also another important factor that is gaining attention although it has been around since the beginning of time—household dust. It’s not just skin cells and dust mites that we need to be concerned about anymore.  Common environmental pollutants that invade your ...

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How to Change Your Taste Buds to Eat Healthier Foods

Do you know people who say they hate…absolutely abhor all vegetables, especially the green ones?   You know, the picky eaters, the ones who prefer the same old same old every meal. Maybe you might even appreciate ways to introduce new, healthier foods into your diet.  Granted, we all have certain textures and flavors that we will likely never grow fond ...

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The Best Way To Avoid Skin Cancer Is?

Skin, the largest organ in the human body, serves as an outer layer of protection, defending the body against light, extreme heat or cold, injury and infection, while regulating water, lipid stores and body temperature. Both external influences (sun exposure) and internal influences (an individual’s nutritional status) can compromise the skin’s ability to perform these functions and can lead to ...

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Mental Health Day? Not As Strange As You May Think!

Today I want to deviate a bit from discussing nutrition.  As important as nutrition is, there are other factors that will affect your well-being. The one I would like to discuss today is Mental Health. Prevalence of Mental Illness Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.  Approximately 1 in 25 ...

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Healthy Fats For Your Prostate

Healthy fats do a prostate good! Contrary to the low fat message we’ve been hearing for years, healthy fats from the vegetable kingdom are now being touted for their ability to reduce risk of prostate cancer (and all causes of death in general). New research is highlighting this truth. Citing their findings, researchers of the 24-year study (1986-2010) concluded, “Replacing ...

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Thyroid Problems? Biotin Beware

I’ve researched for years how diet and lifestyle impact thyroid health. Though I’ve learned so much, new research continues to surface providing even more insights and better guidance. I recently came upon an interesting clue that most women need to learn. If you have weak nails and notice you have thinning hair, what do you turn to? Most likely it ...

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Microgreens vs. Sprouts

Garnishes have changed a lot over the years.  From a sprig of parsley on your plate to a handful of alfalfa sprouts on your veggie burger.  Move over ketchup and mustard, here come sunflower microgreens. Sprouts have been around for many years.  They have had some excellent press because of their tiny stature, ease of growing and of course, their ...

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For Dads with a Sweet-Tooth

By Melody Hord, Guest Writer Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around delicious sweet treats. Most of the time when my dad arrived home from work in the evening, I would ask him, “What did you bring me, Daddy?” Many times he had brought me something delectably sweet, like a Milky Way or Three Musketeers Bar. Gooey, nuggety, doughy, ...

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