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Top Five Fruit Juices

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 03:14 PM

I am always looking for the latest research, and I saw an interesting study topic in the September issue of Wellbella Magazine. In it, they cite a study review by author Diane Hyson, Ph.D., M.S., R.D. who reviewed 60 studies examining the health benefits of 100 percent fruit juice. She presented her review at the 2011 Experimental Biology meeting. Although I would like to see the list of studies she based her review on, her conclusions are interesting.

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Top Five Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

In the past few weeks, I have discussed two important topics for parents now that the school year has started. The first topic was the importance of getting recommended health screenings and immunizations for children, and the second discussed why healthy school lunches are vital to children's overall development.

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Top Five Foods in a Healthy School Lunch

Last Updated on Friday, August 12, 2011 11:00 AM

Now that it is the middle of August, parents and their children are making final preparations for the upcoming school year. It's a new school year and parents want to do all they can to ensure their kids have everything they need to do their best with studies and extra curricular activities.

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Top Five Recommended Health Screenings

Last Updated on Friday, July 29, 2011 10:52 AM

Two of the most important things you can do to maintain your health is to have an annual physical with your primary care physician and to follow the recommended health screenings for your age range. That is why I always recommend to my clients that they see a physician prior to starting any of my programs.

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Top Five Health Benefits of Pineapples

Looking for something refreshing on one of our hot days? Try a cup of fresh cut pineapple. It is packed with flavor and contains many minerals and vitamins that are important for overall good health. This tropical fruit is available in most grocery stores and markets. Cutting off the outer skin and coring it may take a little getting used to, but it is well worth making it part of your diet.

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