• Melinda Myers
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Ease into the hectic holiday season with the help of aromatherapy. The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit.

  • By Linda Rice, Medical Director, WPV Inc.
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One of the most common complaints I hear in my primary care practice is about the struggle with trying to lose weight. We live in a culture so food-oriented, it's difficult to convince people to adopt the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve and maintain a normal weight. Unlike other addictions, where you can say “I’ll never take another drink, or take another puff on a cigarette,” one can never say “I’ll never eat another bite.” This is the great dilemma with controlled eating. However, it's possible to lose weight without depriving yourself.

  • By: Anna Renault
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“There have been 288 outbreaks attributed to pork between 1998 and 2015 resulted in 6,372 illnesses, 443 hospitalizations, and four deaths… However, in 2015 the number of pork-related outbreaks increased by 73 percent compared with the previous three years… Salmonella was found to be the most common pathogen linked to pork outbreaks,” according reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “Salmonella can sometimes gain access to the bloodstream and cause sepsis — a serious, life-threatening infection,” Dr. William Schaffner (CDC) told Healthline for an article published on October 4, 2017. This is a serious issue that needs everyone’s attention as various holiday meals are prepared, especially when foods are left on tables and buffets for long periods of time.