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Can your diet make you sad?

Are you biting off more than you can chew? Depression is a common mental health problem, affecting one in 10 U.S. adults at some point in their lives. Depression causes difficulties in the workplace, an increased number of absent days and … Continue reading

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Fire up the grill

There’s nothing better than firing up the grill on a summer afternoon – as long as you do it safely. The grill should be considered an extension of your kitchen, and you should practice the same safety tips inside and … Continue reading

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Myth vs. truth about preventing heart disease

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Heart disease is responsible for approximately 25 percent of deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavior and lifestyle choices, including smoking and eating fast food at least … Continue reading

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Enjoy healthy Super Bowl snacks

What’s on your Super Bowl menu? Chips, dips, soda and other high calorie favorites usually go hand-in-hand with the big game. According to modernmom.com, football fans can consume an entire day’s worth of calories during the game. This year prepare … Continue reading

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Teens slow weight gain when cutting back on sugary drinks

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Does your child drink too much soda? All of that sugar adds up and it could be having an adverse effect on his or her waistline.  Many children, especially teens, are consuming lots of … Continue reading

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9 ways to help your child eat healthy

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Do your children only want to eat junk food after school? Filling up on empty calories can hurt your child’s health in many ways, including leaving him or her with no appetite for nutritional … Continue reading

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