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4 ways to reduce your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance with several purposes. Low-density lipids (LDL) are "bad" cholesterol that forms plaque in your blood vessels and organs which decreases blood flow, causing issues with
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How to prevent stretch marks

There are certain times in a person's life when they're more likely to develop stretch marks: pregnancy, puberty and other moments when weight gain or growth happens quickly. That's because
Nutrition and your mental health
Nutrition and your mental health

By Rebecca Stetzer, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes There's mounting evidence of a strong connection between how you eat and your mental health. If you Google "nutrition and
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6 natural ways to prevent diabetes before it starts

Prediabetes is the period before diabetes is diagnosed where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes is
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Heel pain: You can't just 'walk it off'

Is that a rock in the heel of your shoe? No, it's probably plantar fasciitis, a common condition that can affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Plantar fasciitis is
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How to identify false nutrition claims

By Nancy Ernst, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Knowledge is the best protection against becoming a victim of false nutrition claims, aka quackery. How can you tell a real
Is winter zapping your motivation to exercise
Is winter zapping your motivation to exercise? Try these tips.

For many people, it can be difficult to maintain an exercise routine once temperatures dip and snow flies. While it's normal to feel unmotivated this time of year, you don't
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Nutritional strategies to combat anxiety

Most of us know that healthy eating is important for physical health, but what if eating better also helped our mental health? Recent studies show that diet may play a
Fun ways to get outside this summer
Stay active with these fun outdoor activities

It's a great time to get outside and move your body, and the options are endless when it comes to exercising outdoors. Here are a few ideas to try. Hike
Burrito bowl recipe
Burrito bowl recipe

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 2 cups cooked pinto beans or 1 (15 oz.) can of pinto beans (no salt added)1 cup dry brown rice2 cups water½ medium yellow onion2 bell
Is screen time affecting your vision
Is screen time affecting your vision?

Think about the number of hours you spend each day behind a screen. For many of us, that number has reached an all-time high since the pandemic surfaced. No wonder
You don't have to eat salads
You don't have to eat salads

By Halley Molstad, CD, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes When someone talks about good nutrition chances are visions of lettuce salads with grilled chicken will start dancing in
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Does my makeup protect me from the sun?

Dear, Glamour: I know wearing sunscreen is important, which is why I chose a foundation with SPF in it. Is this enough to protect my skin from cancer and sun
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7 tips to fight disease and strengthen immunity

When it comes to your health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Follow these everyday lifestyle habits to give your immune system everything it needs to
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Why you should add toner to your skincare routine

For some people, applying toner is a crucial step in their beauty routine. Others never use it and question if the product is necessary. No matter where you currently stand
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5 ways permanent makeup can change your life

Makeup trends come and go, but there are some that stand the test of time. Case in point: permanent makeup. While this beauty practice has been around for many years
How to recognize hunger signals
How to recognize your hunger signals

By Joan Kortbein, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes In this fast-paced and multi-tasking world, it's easy to ignore or even be unaware of your body's hunger
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Seasonal produce: When to buy these popular fruits and veggies

Some fruits and vegetables only grow at certain times of the year. When produce is at its peak, it’s known as seasonal food and is often at its most flavorful
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Tips to help you achieve any goal

It can sometimes feel overwhelming and unsustainable to set new goals, especially if you've struggled to achieve them in the past. Regardless, it's never too late to give yourself some
Feeding your feelings: Behaviors and emotions around eating
Feeding your feelings: Behaviors & emotions around eating

By Nicole Steldt, LCSW Gundersen Boscobel Hospital and Clinics Have you ever experienced a stressful situation and headed right for some chocolate or a bag of chips? This is referred

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