5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health

respiratory health1aBreathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”

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4 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin seasonHalloween is over, but you may still have a pumpkin or two hanging around. Pumpkins aren’t just for decor. The pulp and the seeds can be made into an array of different recipes. So before you put your pumpkin in the compost, think about all the yummy things you could make from it. We have even provided some great recipes!

Pumpkins get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system, promotes healthy skin, and may even reduce cancer risk. Continue reading “4 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes”

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

immune health fallNow that fall is here, you might be looking to strengthen your immune system to avoid catching one of the many “bugs” that become more prevalent in colder weather. It never hurts to incorporate a few immune-boosting tips into your daily routine, even if you feel healthy – especially since COVID-19 is still impacting our communities.

If you want to boost your immune system naturally but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is designed Continue reading “6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally”

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Great Reasons to Eat More Oats

oatsA steaming hot bowl of oatmeal is THE ultimate cold weather food. And not only are oats comforting, they are also very good for you. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, thiamine, immune-boosting zinc and magnesium. And although they are typically a breakfast food, read on for an oat recipe that would be great at lunch or dinner!

One of the main benefits of oatmeal is that it is heart healthy! Continue reading “Great Reasons to Eat More Oats”

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5 Nutritious Essentials to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

breast cancer prevention foodsEating a plant-based diet can reduce your risk for breast cancer and help stop recurrence. Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans help maintain healthy hormone levels, while phytonutrients, the naturally occurring chemicals in plants, can contribute to fighting cancer.

Here are five breast health essentials to add to your next grocery shopping trip. Continue reading “5 Nutritious Essentials to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk”

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