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You might find that fall flavors and smells pack a lot of comfort, calling up memories of mom’s baking, trips to the pumpkin patch, or holiday meals shared with family. But the mental health benefits of certain fall foods go beyond the food memories that make you feel good. The nutrients in these five fall Read more

Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It’s native to North America and particularly popular around Thanksgiving and Halloween. In the US, pumpkin typically refers to Cucurbita pepo, an orange type of winter squash. In other regions, such as Australia, pumpkin may refer to any type of winter squash. Read more

Many factors, biological and environmental, influence appetite, food choices, and meal timing. Some people can’t tell when they are hungry, while others have learned to ignore feelings of hunger. Both scenarios can lead to low energy levels, a dissatisfaction with food choices, intense cravings, and heightened hunger pangs. Food is used to nourish our bodies Read more

Maybe you’re the person who walks quickly past the door of the Group Fitness Studio, hoping the instructor and participants won’t notice you watching.  Maybe you’re thinking “I wish I looked that happy while I work out.” Maybe you’ve tried a class or two and are still looking for the one that feeds your soul. Read more

By now, we all know that physical health is imperative for quality of life. We know that moving more, eating more whole foods and practicing mindful meditation can help prevent most chronic disease and increase longevity. However, as an exuberant optimist, I find that practicing daily gratitude leads to overall satisfaction and a joyful heart. Read more

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