Monthly Archives: December 2016

How to Make 2017 a Happy and Healthy Year

Ask yourself this question: How can you make 2017 the best year it can be? Yes, the following statistics from this Forbes article might be enough to push us away: Close to half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Only about … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms

Is eating healthier one of your New Year’s resolutions? Try these stuffed mushrooms filled with zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts for a delicious, healthy appetizer. Ingredients Mushrooms 16 large mushrooms 1 tbsp butter 2 shallots finely chopped 1 garlic clove crushed … Continue reading

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Hello Halos: Why Some Christmas Lights Seem to Glow

If you’re anything like my family, you’ll hop into a car this holiday season, and cruise the neighborhood to view Christmas lights. Who knows? Maybe a house will have decked its walls with a synchronized display to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Ingredients: CUPCAKES 1/3 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunks plus 3 tablespoons water 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 cup almond flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3 tablespoons maple … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air: What I Learned from National 12-Hour Fresh Breath Day

You might have participated with us earlier this week as we celebrated National 12-Hour Fresh Breath Day. Our useful videos are still available on Facebook. The purpose of National 12-Hour Fresh Breath Day is to appreciate oral hygiene and its importance … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday Recipe: Barcelona Hot Chocolate

Ingredients 2/3 cup boiling water 2 ounces good-quality dark or bittersweet (60 to 70 percent cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped 1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk 1 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup packed … Continue reading

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The Effects of Stress on Your Smile

It seems like stress is everywhere, especially as 2016 winds down. For many people, the holiday season promises higher levels of stress — shopping, decorating, baking, cleaning, entertaining…the list goes on. And this doesn’t even cover day-to-day stresses we may … Continue reading

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