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The Importance of Breakfast
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The Importance of Breakfast

I know what you are thinking. We have been hearing our whole lives how important eating breakfast is to have a successful day. Well, I am here to tell you that it is the truth! Having breakfast is the fuel that you need to jump-start your day, just like how you need gas to drive your car. It helps your metabolism and helps to burn calories throughout the day. Here are some reasons you should eat breakfast and tips on what to eat. Why You Should Eat Break Skipping the…

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Living with IBS

When people hear that I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), they think that I just cannot go to the bathroom regularly. I wish it was that simple. IBS impacts primarily women and it can be difficult to live with. I’ve experienced abdominal cramping that had me paralyzed on the bathroom floor. I have had to leave patient’s rooms in the middle of assessments to make sure I do not use the bathroom on myself. I have given myself an enema and the pain from it convinced me I gave birth…

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7 Infused Waters to Try for the Summer
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7 Infused Waters to Try for the Summer

Infused water is something that is new to me. You can do so much with infused waters. The ingredients to make them are endless. For the people who struggle with drinking water, this is for you. A lot of people feel that water is too boring and that is why they do not drink it. Well, you do not have this problem any longer. MIX IT UP!!! I want to start off with telling you how to make infused water. First, you want to add your fruits and herbs to…

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Why You Should Consider Going Dairy-Free
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Why You Should Consider Going Dairy-Free

I stopped eating dairy when a friend challenged me last October. At first, it started off as me not eating it for 90 days but then it has become a lifestyle for me. Before then, I don’t think I even considered it because I absolutely loved dairy. You can ask anyone, cheese was one of my favorite foods to eat. So, at first it was difficult, not only because I loved cheese but everything contains milk! I never realized that until I was forced to read the ingredient section. When…

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8 easy ways to reduce bloating
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8 Easy Ways to Reduce Bloating

Bloating has to be one of the worse feelings in the world. That is a complete exaggeration but it is highly uncomfortable. Bloating is a buildup of gas in the abdomen. It can be in the stomach and/or intestines. Yes, contrary to popular belief, it is not fluid in your lower abdomen you are feeling. Bloating causes stomach cramps, back pain, burps, hiccups and that tight stomach discomfort where you feel like you cannot button up your pants. The most common cause for belly bloating is dietary triggers and constipation….

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foods that boost your immune system
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8 Foods that boost your immune system

I know that winter is over but if you are looking for ways to prevent colds and other sicknesses, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Who wants to be sick during the spring and summer, right? Feeding your body certain foods may help to keep your immune system running strong. Not by any means will just eating one of these foods completely fight off the flu, but they could help a great deal. Keep in mind that variety is key to proper nutrition. Pay…

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5 Ways to Boost Energy without Caffiene3
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5 Ways to Boost Energy without Caffeine

For energy, I have never been a coffee or soda drinker. How much energy do you have without caffeine? There was a time I felt fatigued and not motivated to do things when I wasn’t working. Now, we all have those days when the only thing we want to do is sit on the couch in some comfy pajamas and watch episodes of our favorite show. We all deserve that once and a while. But I didn’t feel like even doing that. Since I didn’t rely on caffeine for the…

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Self-Care
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Treat Yourself: Three Simple Ways to Engage in Self-Care

One of my favorite things about being a woman is the innate ability we have to juggle multiple roles and appear to have it altogether. We make sure our family, friends, employer, church and any other affiliation we have are in good shape, but fail to take care of ourselves. We will use all of our strength to make sure we complete our daily to-do lists without putting ourselves on it. As a nurse, I know firsthand how stress can affect your body or quality of life and yet I…

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