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6 Foods That Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes referred to as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression, is a kind of depression that takes place during the same season each year. Like common strains of depression, symptoms of the disorder can range from grumpy or irritable…

Food

Essential Oils and Your Health: A Beginner’s Guide

Lately it seems like you can’t glance at Facebook or Pinterest without seeing a post about essential oils and how they can fix almost anything that ails you. But what exactly are they, do they work and how should you be using…

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Nutrition Labels Are About to Change for the Better

It’s been about 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration first introduced the Nutrition Facts Label that you see on most of the food you buy. And in those two decades, a lot has changed. Experts now have a…

Food

 

Feel Blessed, Not Stressed, With These 4 Holiday Coping Tips

Gathering together at the holidays should be a time for joy, but for many the annual rituals can be anxiety-inducing. If you’re feeling more stressed than blessed this holiday season, here are ways to cope with four of the most…

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Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy For a Busy Mom

No matter how big or small your gift list is, finding affordable, fabulous presents for everyone on it is no easy task. We want to help by sharing some of the best Michigan-inspired gifts around. Below is a sneak peek…

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4 Must-Try Nontraditional Thanksgiving Dishes

Turkey has been a staple of Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of years, but the meals have come a long way since the 1600s when wildfowl, porridge and venison were served. Today, dishes such as cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and…

Food

 

You’ll Never Guess These Surprising Causes of Childhood Obesity

Nearly one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, a number that has tripled from just 50 years ago. As a result, there has also been an increase in health problems previously unseen in young children, like high blood…

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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Play Outside

When the temperature drops, your kids might want to spend all their time warm and in front of the TV or computer. But doing so will only make it harder for them to rack up their 60 minutes of physical…

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Accomplish Your #HealthyMe Goals by the End of December

2014  is quickly coming to a close. Have you met your #HealthyMe goals yet? If not, there’s still time! With over 10,000 members in the #HealthyMe community and nearly 1,500 goals created, there’s never been a better time to achieve success with…

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