Your mother was right: Take your vitamins!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Many Americans are adopting healthier lifestyles, devoting more and more time to sensible diets and regular exercise. That’s a very good regimen to follow. However, did you know that many vitamins and minerals are lost through sweat during strenuous exercises?

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Diabesity!!!

submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner, Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

Diabesity. Strange to write and weird to say but the term seems to hit the bulls-eye. The association between diabetes and obesity has become so apparent that a new term has been born.

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St. Mary named one of top 100 hospitals in the nation

St. Mary Medical Center was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

St. Mary is one of only three hospitals named to the list from the Philadelphia region and the only one in Bucks County. The hospital, which has been named to this list previously, was designated by Modern Healthcare as a 2010 Best Places to Work and is consistently voted as a best hospital and best employer in the annual Best of Bucks awards.

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Allergy season is here, are your ready?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Spring is here and if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with seasonal allergies, there’s good news. Many safe, natural supplements are available to treat those annoying symptoms – coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion – without many of the side effects associated with prescription medications. Here are some of the more effective ingredients in the war against hay fever.

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Fix diabetes in 30 days

submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner of Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

Adult onset diabetes is curable yet hardly anyone believes it. It’s hard to understand why. It is pretty clear that all sugar-handling problems, such as type two diabetes, can be reversed in the majority of instances. You can fix this yourself without medicine.

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May is American Stroke Month

Knowing these two things may save a life from stroke

During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks everyone in the Delaware Valley to learn two things that may save a life.

  1. Know if you are at risk for stroke.
  2. Know the stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency.

Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

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Tucker Chiropractic Center hosting free workshop

The Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located at 198 N. Pine Street in Langhorne, will host a free trigger point workshop on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00pm. Attendees will learn how to apply these techniques at home.  

According to Dr. Tucker, the trigger point technique is great for achy joints and muscles.

A light dinner will be provided. Guests should call 215-750-8006 to register for space and dinner.

Plan on bringing a partner, as this application is interactive. The Center office is located next to the Langhorne Borough 7-Eleven in the building behind the Pine Watson Shopping Center.

Parking is in the rear. Directions can be found on the Web site, www.DrDavidTucker.com.

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Determining your Body Mass Index

submitted By Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner, Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

The BMI or Body Mass Index is a screening tool to identify weight problems for both adults and children alike. The BMI is an indicator of fat within individuals. However, it does not directly measure the percentage of body fat.

Facilities use several factors such as weight, height, gender, and even age. Some offices measure both body fat percentage and BMI as a baseline for determining obesity and future health risks that may occur as a result.

For those who have BMI ranges that are elevated, they are considered “at risk” for disease and health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and triglyceride abnormalities, cancer, respiratory problems, heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease, and/or arthritic conditions. The use of BMI allows individuals to compare themselves with that of the general population.

There are other methods to measure “body fatness” including skin fold thickness measurements and water displacement tests. You can also utilize bioelectrical impedance due to the easy accessibility to this test.

Understand that the BMI is an accurate assessment tool; however, it is only one factor in many that relates to a potential risk for obesity-related disease.

A few other risk factors are physical activity (or inactivity), diet, and localized abdominal fat. The BMI is also used to screen children for both overweight and underweight concerns. For children, however, age and gender plays a more significant role and further assessments and screenings should be performed.

As with any age or gender, regular exercise and a well-balanced diet are the foundations of a healthy existence.

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Spring is here! Shed those extra pounds with the hottest fat blasting supplements!

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Many of us are involved in a seemingly endless battle to lose weight. While no one disputes the fact that sustainable weight control requires proper food choices, exercise and hydration, a new generation of supplements can give all of us a boost in dropping a few extra pounds.

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Combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals

submitted by McCaffrey’s Supermarkets

There is so much variety and creativity when it comes to food and meal planning, it is truly a misconception that eating healthy is restrictive, boring and tasteless. “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition Month, which is celebrated in March each year.  This also is the topic of the next nutrition program at McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Yardley scheduled for Thursday, April 24th at 10:00am.

Consumer research indicates that taste tops nutrition as to why one food is purchased over another. With that said, we need to work on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that meet the US dietary guidelines.  To help us achieve our goal, McCaffrey’s Executive Chef Eric Blackshire will be on hand to prepare a palate- pleasing dish that will contain fresh, whole ingredients. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Chef Eric’s creation and ask questions regarding recipes and cooking techniques. Registered Dietitian Jill Kwasny will provide the latest information as to how to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” With a few tweaks here and there, it is encouraging how some simple dietary changes can improve overall health and well-being.

McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Yardley is located in the Edgewood Village Shopping Center, 635 Heacock Road. The class meets in the upstairs bistro area.  Please RSVP to Jill Kwasny at Nutritionist@McCaffreys.com or leave a message at  215-750-7713.

 

Chick Pea Salad with Tomatoes

Enjoy this fresh and tasty recipe adapted from the American Heart Association all year long. For more  healthful recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking. 

Ingredients

1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas (no added salt), drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped
¼ small red or yellow onion, sliced
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon sweet paprika

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl. 
  2. Stir to combine and serve.

Nutrition Information

168 calories, 4.5 g fat, .5 g saturated fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 25 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein

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