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taking-vitamins200A recent report, published in the Annuls of Internal Medicine, found that consumers should not take beta-carotene or vitamin E, two common “self-prescribed” supplements, specifically to help prevent cancer or heart disease. The study found that these supplements, alone or in combination may actually do more harm than good.

This new study follows a number of recent studies that raised worries about the safety of vitamin supplements. This brings a number of questions to mind: Should anyone be taking vitamin supplements? Which ones are most risky? If you do take them, which ones should you take? How can you pick … Read the rest

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The holidays bring us together with family and friends, and these get-togethers often include a meal. For some, this is an opportunity to visit with people they don’t often see and make new friends. For others, it’s an opportunity to over-indulge, consuming far more than they should.

Eating healthfully during the holiday season can seem almost impossible! We are bombarded by food advertisements on TV, and well-meaning friends and relatives prepare huge feasts. We all tend to eat a bit more, and exercise a bit less at this time of year. But you can fix healthier meals that everyone will … Read the rest

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Each year the holidays provide a diametrically-opposed period of some of the best of times, and some of the worst — for your overall health.  The holidays are a time of friends, family and joy, as well unprecedented stress, irregular schedules and the temptation of unhealthy food and drink.

This year, LifeScape Premier concierge medical practice founder Dr. Susan Wilder offers some tips and suggestions for maintaining your good health and good cheer throughout the holiday season and getting off on the right foot for a healthy and happy new year.

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We’ve written before about the obesity epidemic – and it really is an epidemic! But, childhood obesity is really just a symptom of several much deeper issues.

A recent study found that teens are developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes at a younger age than any previous generation. Worse yet, the study found that today’s teens are likely to live shorter lives than their parents! How can this be? We can start with what has been called the “4 S’s.”

Added Sugar. Almost 30 percent of the calories consumed by teens today comes from sugary drinks and … Read the rest

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Would you like to eat healthier, but don’t know where to start?

Are you overwhelmed by all the nutrition and diet information out there?

If you answered yes to these questions, then our new eBook, The P.O.W.E.R. of Healthy Eating, is a must read. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to improve their health – and the health of their family.

Each day, you make hundreds of choices about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. The key to great health is really understanding your options and making the right choices. Eating healthy does not … Read the rest

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