Tag Archives: health

Traverse City Canstruction Event Builds Food Supply for Pantry

A magical castle will be erected this weekend inside the Grand Traverse Mall. It’s not enchanted or home to a fire-breathing dragon, but what it will do for many Traverse City-area residents is powerful: it will feed them. The castle…

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4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Zinc

The benefits and uses of zinc have been studied for hundreds of years because of the important role it plays in our world. The International Zinc Association describes zinc as a natural element essential to humans, animals and plants. The…

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5 Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Checking in with your doctor can sometimes feel like a chore, but there are certain types of aches and pains that you should always run by your primary care physician. That’s because what may sometimes seem like a little discomfort…

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Got Grandchildren? It Turns Out They’ll Keep You Healthy

When it comes to your health, a packed house around the holidays is just what the doctor ordered. Not only do your grandkids bring a smile to your face, but spending time with them also helps improve your mind, body…

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5 Undeniable Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda Today

It sounds too good to be true: A drink that tastes like your favorite soda but has zero calories. No wonder people think they can sip on it all day long. It’s practically like drinking water! Or is it? By…

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Wellness solutions in your own backyard

Summer is just about here and it’s time to spruce up your backyard! If you don’t have a pool or other large item taking up space on your lawn, a backyard can often seem like a big grassy void. However,…

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The truth behind how antioxidants keep you healthy

Antioxidants are healthy, that much you probably know. But beyond that, how much do you really understand about how they work or where to find them? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not much.” According to a recent…

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Whole U GR expo aims to encourage small, holistic steps in building a healthy Grand Rapids

On January 25th, 2014, St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids will play host to the inaugural Whole U GR Expo. The Expo runs from 10am to 4pm and incorporates the body, mind, spirit, and living holistically. Tickets are…

The average American puts on 50% of their yearly weight gain during the holidays. Will you?

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a tough time of year for people looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the average American puts on one pound during the holidays, or 50% of their yearly weight gain.  And…

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