Wellness

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Hydration: Why is it important?

Hydration: Why is it important?

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60-70% water which is lost through normal daily activities such as breathing, sweating and in human waste.  Water keeps us hydrated and must be replenished every day for the body to function properly. A minimum of 64 ounces...

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What is Iron?

What is Iron?

What is Iron? Iron is a mineral, and its main purpose is to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells throughout the body so cells can produce energy. It is crucial to have iron so that your body can create these healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is...

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Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars

Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars

By: Cecilia V Sanchez MS RDN LD A popular topic has become sugar in foods and beverages, but the way in which this topic is discussed in the media is not always accurate. Many times the definition of sugar is not explained nor the different types that exist. Sugar...

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What’s the Deal with Fad Diets?

What’s the Deal with Fad Diets?

With the holidays over and a new year in full swing, many people want to get healthy and lose weight. With so many different diet options out there, it can be difficult to sift through and find something that is sustainable and will create long term, positive...

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Setting Successful Goals

Setting Successful Goals

Aleisha Green, L.V.N.  Waco Clinical Coordinator Happy New Year everyone! Now that the New Year is here let’s talk about those resolutions that we all say we are going to keep and never do. Personal Successful Goal Setting is like a new year’s resolution, it’s...

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Helpful Holiday Hints

Helpful Holiday Hints

 By Rebecca Luttrell RDN LD   The holidays are surrounded by family, friends, fun and FOOD!  Many of our celebratory events involve food and not just any food, but usually indulgent, unhealthy choices and portions.  Some of us choose not to participate in getting...

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Overcoming Emotional Eating

Overcoming Emotional Eating

Nearly everyone uses food as a coping mechanism for different emotions. Some people eat when they are stressed or overwhelmed, while others eat out of boredom or habit. A lot of people use food as a reward when they feel like celebrating a success. All of these...