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Everywhere you look, there seems to be nutrition advice, research, facts, and opinions. Whether you’re seeking to better understand carbohydrates, fats, or both…Which are good for you? Which are bad for you? Which will best serve your wellness...

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Summer time. That time of year when families pack everything they can into suitcases and car trunks to answer the calls of destinations far away. It’s that time of year where road trips seem like an exciting adventure; plane rides are paths to...

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

When you play a sport, you make sure you have the equipment you need, like a glove for baseball, shin guards for soccer, and a helmet for football.  Good nutrition is needed to help your game from the inside out.  Athletes need to choose healthy...

American Diabetes Association

This was pregnancy number 2 for me. I currently have a healthy perfect, most days, 3 year old. I assumed as not having gestational diabetes for my first pregnancy, I would not this pregnancy either. I mean, I am constantly chasing after a toddler...

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February is National Heart Health Month! According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer, responsible for 1 in 3 deaths each year in the US. Additionally, about 80 million adults have...

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We’re in the middle of it now. The holiday season – that wonderful and stressful five-week stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s where at every turn, there seems to be food. And not just everyday food, but food of such amounts and enticing types...

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As fall winds down, it’s time to start thinking about our winter gardens. Did you know you can also grow veggies indoors so your families can enjoy fresh food during the long Missouri winter? Three of my favorite indoor “gardens” include...

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The holiday season typically brings decadent desserts, rich beverages, and holiday festivities that interrupt our normal eating routine. Roughly 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season. Commit to celebrating with moderation...

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Summer is peak season for vegetable gardens, but don’t dismiss Fall! YMCA community gardeners love fall gardens and have found that they actually offer many benefits and rewards. It turns out, we are not the only ones to enjoy the crisp air and...