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Chia: The nutrition-packed power seed

Posted by Allie Mahowald, registered dietitian
February 26, 2015

The chia seed — no, not the Chia Pet from the infomercial — is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. Emerging research suggests that including chia seeds as part of a healthy diet may help improve cardiovascular health, such as lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.

Resource Center(s): Nutrition

Beat the burn — heartburn, that is

Posted by LeRoy Hodges MD
February 23, 2015

At least 40 million Americans suffer from heartburn. Most have only mild or occasional symptoms. However, about 15 million need medication on a daily basis to control that burning sensation.

Learn what heartburn is, what causes it and if there are long-term symptoms.

Resource Center(s): Gastrointestinal Health, Men's Health, Women's Health


Get radiant hair, skin and nails naturally

Posted by Jess Amaris, intern and guest blogger
February 20, 2015

Between the lotions, argan oil and nail growth polish, the hair, skin and nails department really stretches the income. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on these products, I suggest spending it on groceries. Dietitian Diane Dressel says your diet is a major contributing factor to the condition of your hair, skin and nails, and if you’re on point with your nutrition, natural beauty usually follows.

Resource Center(s): Nutrition

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