Help Your Child Eat Healthy At School

Courtesy of Independent Health’s Health Promotion and Wellness Department At the beginning of each school year many parents struggle with deciding whether to have their child bring a bagged lunch from home or buy lunch from the school cafeteria. Whenever possible, we encourage parents to pack their

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Benefits of plant-based medicine

By Shannon Traphagen Across cultures, herbal medicine is a part of our human heritage. Herbs are an important tool in conventional medicine throughout Europe, Asia, and India, and have been used since the 1800’s. In the early 1900s, American doctors commonly used naturopathy, homeopathy, and other holistic

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Empower U You Makes Food and Fitness Fun

by Kelly Quigley Everyone at Fox Run Retirement Community is excited about Empower U, a new program that focuses on healthy aging, tying together food, fitness and education. Community members are encouraged to try new foods, participate in multi-level fitness programs, and adhere to guidelines on healthy

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An Education on Beef!

By Shannon Traphagen As someone who does not eat a lot of red meat, I gained an extensive education about the health benefits of red meat–particularly beef. The Rochester and Western NY Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) had its annual end of the

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How to Get Enough Protein on a Vegetarian Diet

With a balanced diet, vegetarians can get the protein they need by Annette Pinder One of the first questions vegetarians are asked when discussing their dietary preferences is, “Are you getting enough protein?” Many people assume it’s impossible to consume sufficient protein on a diet that consists

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