To Lunch, or Not to Lunch: This Isn’t a Question or a Debate

The third Friday of June is National Take Back the Lunch Day. Why do you need a national holiday to spotlight the importance of a lunch break, you ask? Consider the following facts:

  • “… employees who take lunch breaks are more likely to report being efficient at work and satisfied with their jobs…”
  • “… nearly 90 percent of employees consider the ability to take a lunch break critical when accepting a new job…”
  • “… the average lunch break is less than 30 minutes for more than half of North American workers…”

Taking a Lunch Break Benefits Employees & Employers

The above statistics make two things clear: the importance of lunch breaks is about more than just preventing a rumbly tummy, and employees and employers gain from lunch breaks taken, not missed. 

Unfortunately, though, Newsroom shares that “more than half of U.S. employees who typically eat lunch during work hours struggle to make it healthy.” The Newsroom statistic indicates that even when employees make time for a lunch break, they’re not making consistent healthy choices.

Experts also point out,

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A Fight With Your Fork Ends Up Stabbing You in Your Health

Starting each day with a nutritional supplement, like EMPowerplus Advanced, is fantastic, but a vitamin alone won’t save you from the mountain of processed food and sugary beverages you consume.

You’ve Already Learned the Secret

You’ve likely heard one or more of the following common phrases:

“You are what you eat.”
“Abs are made in the kitchen.”
“Losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise.”
“You can’t outrun your fork.”

These phrases are common for a reason;

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Dental Damage or Dental Health: Only One Choice Away

One of my most popular pieces remains Gummy Vitamins: Less Yabba Dabba Doo, More Yabba Dabba Don’t. As I ask myself why it was more popular than others, I arrive at one conclusion: That piece exposed the fact that an accepted truth is false. Yes, those delicious gummy vitamins that include the adorable Flintstone ones are one of dentists’ worst nightmares.

It’s no wonder that as soon as I realized National Dental Care Month popped up in May that my previous ‘Yabba Dabba’ piece jumped to the forefront of my mind.

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Iodine Can’t Be An I-Owe-You. Give Your Body What It Craves.

Many articles and experts discuss iodine. It’s a mineral your body needs for your thyroid gland, but one that your body doesn’t produce. But what does an iodine deficiency look and feel like? Why should you care whether or not your body has this essential mineral?

The Face of Iodine Deficiency

Healthline shares the following 10 signs and symptoms of an iodine deficiency:

  1. Swelling in the Neck
    • “Swelling in the front of the neck, or a goiter is a common symptom of an iodine deficiency.

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Olive Oil vs. Olive Leaf Extract: Only One Reigns Supreme

Your vocabulary and your diet need to include the F-word: Fat.

Rethink what you thought you knew. Your body will not perform at its highest level without monosaturated fats, also called healthy fats, so do your body a favor and take a crash course in one of the most revered healthy fats, olive oil, now.

Why are monosaturated fats healthy?

Consider these facts about monosaturated fat:

  • “It helps your body absorb certain nutrients and is itself a source of the antioxidant vitamin E.”
  • “Monosaturated fat also supports many bodily functions.”

Given that olive oil is a healthy fat because it is a monosaturated fat and monosaturated fats help your body absorb nutrients,

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Osteoporosis: “Childhood Disease with Old-Age Consequences”

Osteoporosis is “a childhood disease with old-age consequences.” 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases adds that “the health habits your kids are forming now can make, or literally break, their bones as they age.” How is this possible, you ask? Mayo Clinic reminds you that “your bones are in a constant state of renewal– new bone is made, and old bone is broken down. When you’re young, your body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone,

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Osteoporosis: ‘The Silent Killer’ Creeps

Low bone density or osteoporosis victimizes 54 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, “one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.” 

Bones Create, Breakdown, & Replace But Not At the Same Rate

Mayo Clinic sums up osteoporosis succinctly, stating that “bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone.” Referring to bones as ‘living’ is both a truth and a call for a mind shift.

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Food. It’s What’s for Life.

Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” is arguably one of the most successful food-specific advertising slogans and campaigns to launch in the 1990s and, perhaps, ever. Odds are, this slogan still pops up in your mind from time-to-time. 

The existence of one of beef’s most famous slogans in your brain almost 30 years after its launch is powerful, and it’s what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hopes happens with their decision to designate March as National Nutrition Month.

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When Antibiotics Upset the Gut, Prebiotics Report for Duty

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define antibiotics as “medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply.”

The Rarely Discussed Side Effects of Antibiotics

You may be well aware of the wonders of antibiotics and likely have experienced their ability to deliver sickness a knockout, but do you know the less than glamorous side of antibiotics?

  • Fact: “Your gut houses about 80% of the body’s immune cells,” which is a monstrous issue when “antibiotics damage your child’s gut bacteria [and] causes an imbalance called dysbiosis.”
  • Fact: Common side effects of antibiotics include rash,

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Start Treating Your Heart Like You Can’t Live Without It

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.”
  • “One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.”
  • “About 18.2 million adults age 20 and older have CAD [Coronary Artery Disease].”
  • “In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds.”
  • “About 1 in 5 heart attacks are silent–

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