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As the breeze turns cooler, the days become shorter, and we pull out those fuzzy sweaters and scarves, we can also begin enjoying the delicious foods that Autumn has to offer. It’s almost time to cover the grill and pack those shorts back into the

In this issue’s Healthy Living section I will help you maintain your healthy lifestyle even if your friends or family aren’t up for the challenge.  When I began to make efforts to change how I was eating, I realized for the first time how much of

You know the saying, “Good health is only 30% exercise and 70% nutrition.” So although you are dedicating 30 min an hour of exercise most days of the week, the real results won’t come in until you address your urge to grab a sausage, egg,

“Don’t stand too close to the microwave or you’ll go blind!” Is a phrase many of us have heard from our parents. Alternatively, perhaps we may even scold our children with the warning as the dish inside the microwave spins round and round. However, how

The morning’s third alarm has gone off on your cellphone and now you are realizing you will be late to work if you don’t get up and hustle ASAP! Late mornings do not often leave time for making fulfilling or even remotely healthy foods. Not

Religious practices are known to influence the life choices of its believers in the realms of interpersonal relationships, judgment of right from wrong and even dietary concerns. Islam only allows Halal foods while denouncing pork and alcohol. Sanskrit texts that dictate Hinduism forbid beef consumption

All across the country liquor control organizations are working to keep caffeinated alcoholic drinks off of stores shelves and out of the hands of young people. Statistics show that people who drink alcohol mixed with stimulating caffeine (energy drinks) are three times more likely to

It has been said that sugar can be as addicting as cocaine, a commonly known narcotic. Strange as it may seem, sugar is an abused substance that can lead to natural form of addiction. This addiction is likely caused by the subsequent release of dopamine

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