Weight Management

How a family can lose weight together

Staying fit and healthy is good for the entire family. Here are some lifestyle tips to help your family achieve their weight loss goals.

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Juice Plus Supplements

Juice Plus Supplements provide a healthier alternative to regular kids vitamins.  Can you imagine eating 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in one meal let alone in one day?  Using Juice Plus supplements can help you and your children get the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals needed to stay healthy and grow strong. Why is it […]

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21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program

21 days, 63 meals, 3 weeks — however you want to measure it — the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program will be one of the best things you’ll do for yourself and your family.  The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sponsors this program.   It’s easy and free to join the program.  After signing up, you’ll receive […]

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Getting Kids to Eat Their Vegetables–It’ll grow on them!

Getting kids to eat their vegetables is as easy as growing them in your own back yard.  When children tend a garden and help harvest the produce, they’re more likely to eat the vegetables they grew.   So getting kids to eat their vegetables is as easy as a few plants, some dirt, and water. Most […]

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Home Greenhouse Project

Planning for a home greenhouse project can be rewarding for your pocketbook and for your family togetherness. Home greenhouses help with growing your own vegetable plants from seeds and it’s a wonderful learning experience for children to start their plants from seeds.  Eating healthy does not need to be expensive and if your child grows […]

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Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes do not have any ingredients that were from an animal.  That includes eggs,cheese, butter, and milk in addition to no meats.  At first you’ll have a little difficulty getting out of the habit of including these ingredients.  But, with a little work and planning vegan recipes are easy to follow, healthy,  and delicious. […]

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Temper Tantrums | Parenting Tips for Change

What do you do when your kids throw tantrums, fuss at the table, or resist the healthy changes you’re making? Do you feel like you’re always yelling, raising your voice, or threatening consequences? Are you frustrated with your kids’ behavior? Do you and your parenting partner have different ideas for handling situations? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Positive Parenting Solutions can help you.

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Fats in Foods — Here’s the “skinny” on this topic

Fats in our food — it easy to get lost.  Fats, oils, lard, good fats, bad fats, LDL, HDL, cholesterol, adipose, triglycerides, lipids…..The list goes on & on for words that mean fats in foods.  It can be confusing when looking at labels and trying to interpret advice from your healthcare provider about blood work […]

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Fast Food and Obesity

Fast food and obesity are linked together.  Fast food type meals are full of fat-laden and empty calories and typically offer very little, if any, nutritional benefits.  Portion sizes at all restaurants are too large and many times ONE meal is equal to the calories, fat grams, and sodium requirements for the WHOLE DAY!  Consuming […]

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Salt in Food | a child’s dietary needs

Salt in food — Salt, sodium, sodium chloride, soda (referring to sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda),  sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, monosodium glutamate [MSG] and sodium benzoate — these words are used interchangeably on nutrition labels to mean salt.  Once you start looking for these words on food labels, you’ll begin to see why […]

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