Tag Archives: health

Flu Season Is Here!

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization, pneumonia, and sometimes even death.  Every flu season is different, but millions of people are forecasted to get the flu each hear, with hundreds of thousands of those people getting hospitalized from flu-related causes. With several cases being reported throughout TN, people are contracting […]

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My Top Six “Man Essentials”

We are now deep into June, which is Men’s Health Month.  And with just one week remaining, I wanted to share what I consider to be the quintessential needs any well-wishing woman would want for her man. As varied and colorful and different as women are, we can ALL agree on one thing:  We want […]

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Who’s Your Sugar, Baby?

Most Americans eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  As I mentioned last week, there is a LOT of research out there regarding the Pros […]

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AS SWEET AS SUGAR

No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily […]

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“I Don’t Have Time for That!” …But you SHOULD

Currently, with everyone being busy, planning in advance can help all of us become more successful at staying on track with our health.  A few hours on the weekend can make a major difference in the ability to eat healthy during the week.  To make it easy for us to eat healthy meals at home, […]

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Unsung Nutritional Superheroes

Last week you learned a few tips to keep you healthy and whole this winter season.  Today, the topic is on the tiny unsung heroes that aid in immunity, health support, and disease prevention:  Minerals.  A few of the many things minerals do, are help maintain water balance, aid in hemoglobin (blood) synthesis, regulate nerve […]

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WINTER WELLNESS

Here in Tennessee, as in many other parts of the world, Winter is a time of lower temperatures, seemingly less sunlight, erratic rain, sleet, ice, slurries and snow.  These conditions often bring about health problems related to decreased or suppressed immune systems.  The following are a few tips to help boost your immune system and […]

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Ways To Help Yourself

Last week, we spoke on Informational and Professional support, Personal and Family support, Public and Financial support, and Effective communication.  And how as a caregiver, it is just as important to take care of yourself.  This includes caring for your health, your body, and your relationships. Caring for your health & body: You may feel […]

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What may help?

As a primary caregiver, know that you are not alone. Other caregivers share similar thoughts and feelings. Talk with someone if your feelings get in the way of daily life. Maybe you have a family member, friend, doctor, counselor, or spiritual leader to talk to.  It’s common to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Like your loved […]

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The Burdens of Caregiving, Part 2

Last week, we started the discussion on how caregiving for the ill or elderly can take a toll on the whole family, more specifically the primary caregiver.    In this article, we will complete the review of the five types of burdens that may occur with caregiving.  The three types previously covered included the: Physical […]

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