5 Ways You Can Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

Shopping, cleaning, cooking, baking, traveling and socializing – the holidays can make the last two months of the year a stressful time, and for many of us, it’s easy to turn to food to relieve our anxiety. Emotional eating is a way to suppress or soothe our negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness … Read More

Tis the Season: Eat This, Don’t Stress About That

Stress can negatively affect your body in so many ways. Neurotransmitters and hormones react to sugar, for example. It increases their levels and makes you feel better, at least temporarily, but it’s cyclical. That feeling goes away, and you need to eat more in order to feel better again. Foods to reduce stress and improve … Read More

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Recipe: Tortellini-to-Go Salad

Not much fat, not much sugar — but this pasta salad is packed with flavor and is a great side dish with grilled foods. A summery selection that’s ideal for people with diabetes and others who like to keep it light. Ingredients Makes 8 servings 9 ounces reduced-fat cheese tortellini 1 cup broccoli florets 1 … Read More

Recipe: Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip

Enjoy this creamy and savory dip with fresh veggies instead of chips. Low in fat and sugar, it’s a great choice for those with diabetes — or anyone who loves a healthy summertime snack. Ingredients Makes 6 servings (serving size 2 to 3 tablespoons) ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese 2 … Read More

5 Biggest Skin Care Myths

You know that too much sun and smoking can harm your skin, but you can do more to keep skin healthy than just avoiding risk factors. Here’s a smart move –  consult an expert. Why you need a professional skin evaluation Aesthetician Marnie Godfrey, BS, says a professional skin evaluation bridges the gap between beauty … Read More

Different Skin Care for Different Skin Types

Abena Boakye dealt with adult acne for years, trying medical treatments that didn’t provide lasting effects and over-the-counter products that didn’t work for her. “I was embarrassed about the discoloration and scarring on my face,” she says. “It was time to do something about it.” That decision led Mrs. Boakye to the Multicultural Hair & … Read More

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