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By CHN Nutritionist: Melissa Olson RD, CDN Have you heard of the term “Blue Zones”? These are parts of the world where the most people have lived to age 100, such as in Greece and Okinawa, Japan. Scientists are fascinated with learning the lifestyle secrets from these Blue Zones to know how common habits there…

  Worrying can happen when you let your mind wander towards nervous or troubling thoughts. Perhaps you have a big speech at work that you’re not ready for? Maybe a family member is sick? If you keep worrying, you may become overwhelmed. This can distract you or keep you from enjoying life. Here are some…

By CHN Nutritionist: Mavis Ren, MPH, RD, CDN The gut microbiome (tiny organisms in our digestive system) has nearly 100 trillion bacteria. It helps to control our weight, fight infection, and helps with sleep and mood. About 70-80% of our immune system is in our digestive tract. Gut health is important in supporting our long-term…

by AmidaCare Magazine Drinking a nice cold glass of water on a hot day can be so pleasing and refreshing. Water is important for keeping our minds and bodies healthy and balanced. In fact, more than half of our body is made up of water! Water is in each cell, tissue, and organ that we…

As you get older, it is important to change up your exercise routine. Making these changes will help you stay safe, healthy, and active. Support your body’s strength and stay healthy with these tips to change the way you exercise in each stage of your life. Ages 20–29: Build your base. Now is the best…

By: Dr. Sharon Griffith, Director of Women’s Health Services One of the factors that directly affects our mental health is a history of or ongoing individual trauma. Individual trauma results from “an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and…

By CHN Nutritionist: Concepcion Bulo MS, RD, CDN Ramadan, which is a holy month of fasting for Muslims, starts in the beginning of May. Food and water are allowed before sunrise and after sunset. Foods eaten during this time, like any fast, should be nutrient dense, high in fiber, and hydrating. Here are some tips…

Feng shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging your personal space in a way that promotes positive energy. The idea is that the placement of objects in your personal space can affect your mood and motivation, foster creativity, and calm the flow of energy. Feng shui can also be applied to…

by Lori Leifer There are many great things about living in NYC. We have great parks, tasty restaurants, and fun events. City living can also mean more toxins. A toxin is something that can get into our bodies that isn’t good for us. Toxins can get into our bodies through things we eat and drink,…

Dear Team – Earlier this week the Trump Administration released its proposed federal budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. As in past years, the budget proposal will be “dead on arrival” in the Congress, and actual federal funding for the next year will depend on upcoming negotiations between the House and the Senate. Dead on…

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