Learning to like lentils…and other such things.

They may not seem like much at first glance, but lentils, dry peas and chickpeas (pulses) are healthy and flavorful. Not many foods have: potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin, and vitamin K. They are full of fiber, protein, folate and iron. Eating these foods instead of red meat could lower your overall risk of dying from […]

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Becoming a Tobacco Free Workplace

November 21, 2013 | General, Healthy Living, Heart Health

Follow the Trend: Why go tobacco free at the workplace? Happy Great American Smokeout Day! The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. […]

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Fall Comfort Food Recipes

October 31, 2013 | Food, General, Heart Health, Nutrition, Recipes

If you’re anything like us, the autumn chill brings on a whole new way of life, replacing iced tea with hot tea or hot chocolate, breaking out the blankets and the good books, and craving a delicious, warm meal. While summer favorites such as watermelon, huckleberries, avocado, and cherries fall out of season, pumpkin, cranberries, […]

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6 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

September 6, 2013 | General, Heart Health

Yesterday’s blog was about a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), which highlighted a staggering truth: 200,000 human deaths each year caused by heart disease, stroke, and hypertension deaths are avoidable. Today, we’d like to offer some tips for taking charge of your health:   Make healthy food choices. Choosing […]

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Avoiding Avoidable Death in Gallatin County

September 5, 2013 | General, Heart Health

A new statement from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) highlighted a staggering truth: 200,000 human deaths each year caused by heart disease, stroke, and hypertension are avoidable. Although we encourage you to read the CDC’s report in length, here are some highlights: Nearly ¼ of cardiovascular (heart) diseases are avoidable In 2010, […]

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