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The Benefits & Cautions of Exposing Your Skin this Spring/Summer.

by: Dr. Aaron Hartman Functional Medicine Expert & Special Guest writer from the greater concierge community. Benefits of Sun Exposure Exposing 90% or greater of your skin to the sun until you get a Minimal Erythema Dose (MED) will produce around 20,000 IU of Vitamin D in your skin. The MED is how much sun …

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Weekly Wellness – Safeguard Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitoes

With warmer weather and longer days, we spend more time outside. This brings plenty of opportunities to improve our health with exercise and events in the great outdoors. The great outdoors also exposes us to more insects such as ticks and mosquitoes that can threaten our health. We need to be preparing for protection. This …

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Classic Macaroni and Cheese with Low Fat Alternatives

Low-fat cheese and skim milk help to make this favorite dish better for you than traditional, with all the same flavor. Ingredients: 2 cups macaroni ½ cup onions, chopped ½ cup evaporated milk, fat-free 1 medium egg, beaten ¼ tsp black pepper 1¼ cups sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz), finely shredded, low-fat non-stick cooking oil …

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Weekly Wellness: Spinach Salad for Spring and Summer

Today is National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay. Consider this fresh spinach salad for a picnic lunch. This recipe provides 2.5 fruit and vegetable servings per person. Ingredients 3 cups baby spinach leaves, well washed and dried 1 cup seasonal fresh vegetables or fruits of your choice such as raw sugar snap peas, strawberry halves, blueberries, or …

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The Costs of Medical Care & The Future of Medicine – PART 4

America’s High Cost of Pharmaceuticals Compared to Other Countries BY:  Stephen C. Schimpff, MD Some, including many of our political leaders, advocate for re-importing drugs from Canada that were made in America. But we need to focus on the real issue and deal with that. Drugs are very expensive to bring to market. The pharmaceutical …

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The High Cost of Not Taking Care of Ourselves

Excessive Weight, Lack of Exercise, Poor Nutrition and Diet and High Stress – We are a country of people who are overweight –one-third are overweight and one-third or more are frankly obese –, under-exercised, poorly fed from a nutritional perspective and highly stressed. And it gets worse each year. This is the major reason that medical costs will rise in the future. Diabetes will accelerate to epidemic proportions, heart disease will follow, arthritis will be exacerbated by obesity, life spans will be shortened and along the way there will be enormous medical bills to pay.

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