By Ashley Koff RD, CEO, The Better Nutrition Program www.ashleykoffapproved.com Trick or treat?! This Halloween learn these tricks to enjoy your treats and still get the lasting benefits of better nutrition. Halloween happens, but chemistry projects shouldn’t. Trans fats, artificial (fake) flavors, fake colors like Red 40, and artificial sweeteners like aspartame, offer only “tricks” to…

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 CHN Nutritionist: Mavis Ren RD, CDN The skin is the largest organ in your body. Food and healthy habits can play a big role in how your skin looks. Here are some tips for healthy and glowing skin. To get an idea what a plastic surgeon can do for your skin, see here this…

Stephanie Rooker, Sound Healing Instructor www.voicejourney.net The Medicine of Breath Breath is our first and most basic medicine. How can breath be medicine, you ask? Because breathing, all by itself, can ease symptoms of many health issues. It can help with anxiety, depression, insomnia (trouble sleeping), post-traumatic stress (PTS), and attention deficit disorder (ADD), among…

Ayurveda (pronounced ah-yer-vey-duh) is a natural healing practice from India. The word “Ayurveda” is made of 2 Sanskrit words: ayur and veda. Ayur means life and veda means science or knowledge. A main value of Ayurveda is that what you eat is just as important as how you eat it. Making and eating meals that…

  Cooking and making food can be fun, and even restorative. To enjoy cooking most, practice food safety.  Keep your kitchen clean to keep you and your loved ones from getting sick. Here are some tips to keep your kitchen and your food clean and safe. Defrost meat in the refrigerator overnight. For larger meats,…

By CHN Nutritionist Michelle Brenseke, MS, RD, CDN, CLC Garlic is not only tasty and good for you, but it is also easy to grow! Here are some tips to help you plant your own garlic this Spring: Buy bulbs from garden center (not the supermarket). Try “Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon” also called hardneck garlic….

Do you find yourself rushing through each meal? Do you forget what you had for dinner last night? Instead of rushing through your next meal, try practicing mindful eating. Mindful eating is when you pay attention to your food as you eat. Mindful eating can help you listen to your body about hunger and feeling…

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