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A man is disgusted when she sits down beside him on an airplane….

on Jan. 21, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
A man is disgusted when she sits down beside him on an airplane. 2 hours later he’s a changed man! Without reading the story, you may already guess why the man is disgusted. The woman who sat down beside him is either, a different race than he is, wearing garments …

So far success or already failed, where are you?

on Jan. 20, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
I have been struggling with blank page syndrome. I have tons of ideas about what I want to write about, and then when I sit down to do it, the blank page is staring at me. I cannot seem to get started. When I do finally start something, I don’t …

This Otis man told his story of addiction and recovery. Why we need many more like him

on Jan. 20, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
  In early December an interested and caring group of people came together to talk about substance abuse and what can be done to help those in need. Those in attendance at the forum “Building a Community of Excellence Through Partnership. Substance Use Disorder: Prevention, Treatment & Recovery,” included police officers, members …

The 3 worst mistakes you can make trying to lose weight

on Jan. 20, 2016, at 9:03 a.m.
Why do so many people try to lose weight making these absolute 3 worst mistakes anybody can make? Maybe it’s because they are promoted so often by “experts” that people don’t see the folly in them. 1. Giving up favorite foods. This can either be just one or two specific …

Take off 5 pounds forever

on Jan. 19, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
It’s so easy to take off 5 pounds. For those of you who think it’s not possible – think again! Taking off 5 pounds is not an overwhelming, life-altering, painful undertaking. It’s making a few little changes to some of the things you do. To get rid of 5 pounds …

Here are 5 big myths about addiction that we need to break

on Jan. 18, 2016, at 7:22 a.m.
For instance, people don’t usually become addicted to just one substance.

Body fat we all can love!

on Jan. 17, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Body fat serves a purpose and we all need some! It insulates and cushions our organs. It also can help us survive by providing fuel for our bodies if food isn’t available. Like most good things, some is good, more is less good and too much can be bad.  Susan Fried, …

Here is the one skill to master to help you sleep better, manage stress, and beat cravings!

on Jan. 15, 2016, at 7:35 a.m.
This isn’t a trick or a scam. This won’t cost you any money and it will help you sleep better, manage stress, and beat cravings. The benefits of learning and practicing this skill don’t end there. It can make you happier and healthier. This skill comes to us from Dr. …

Eat this to get the supermodel body you always wanted!

on Jan. 14, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
Supermodels aren’t born, they’re made. Anybody can be a supermodel – even you! Getting a supermodel body is a matter of knowing what to eat. If you eat the right food you will be amazed at the changes that take place. You can trust me when I tell you I …

This man’s story can help break the stigma of substance abuse

on Jan. 11, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
Andrew Kiezulas is a brave person to tell his story in hopes of helping others.

5 things you should know before you give up on your New Year Weight Loss Resolution!

on Jan. 11, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
1. You don’t have to be perfect. Don’t give up because you cannot maintain perfect adherence. So what, you ate too much over the weekend? You drank a couple of beers and ate a whole pizza. You’re realizing that losing weight is just an impossible dream and it’s a waste of …

Here are some alternatives to powerful painkillers

on Jan. 08, 2016, at 8:13 a.m.
There are a variety of ways to potentially manage your pain long-term.
Dr. Michael Noonan

High-carb foods trigger age-related hormone imbalances

By Dr. Michael Noonan on Jan. 08, 2016, at 7:13 a.m.
If we want to stay healthy as we age, keeping hormones in balance is important.

Welcome to #HealthyRegion

on Jan. 07, 2016, at 6:27 p.m.
We want to create a community culture of understanding and thoughtfulness around the topic of substance use.

If Obesity is a disease, what is the medicine to cure it?

on Jan. 05, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
Obesity is a disease. I don’t want to waste time arguing whether it’s a choice or a sign of a lazy individual who won’t get off the couch and stop eating junk food. Obesity is a disease and it’s a chronic disease; it’s a disease with no cure like arthritis, …

What’s your plan to make this year the best ever?

on Jan. 03, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
  The new year is upon us. Time to reflect on the year that is over and consider what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Otherwise known as New Year’s Resolutions. I have mixed feelings about NYRs. On one hand, NYRs are all about changing or establishing new …

5 easy steps to get rid of that Puffy Post Holiday feeling

on Jan. 03, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 marks the end of the holiday weekend and the 15/16 holiday season. If you’re like a lot of people you’re feeling a little puffy. Here are easy ways to get rid of that Post Holiday Puffy feeling. Drink water. Drink lots of water. Much of the …

Forget about making 2016 your best year ever.

on Jan. 01, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
There is so much pressure to make 2016 the best year ever. We are encouraged to try to make it our healthiest year, our fittest year, our most satisfying year by every measure! You know what I think all that “trying to make this the best year ever” does to …

Happy New Year! Better buy your Easter candy now!

on Dec. 31, 2015, at 6:41 a.m.
Happy New Year! Now what are you waiting for? Buy your bags of Easter candy! If you don’t think we’re living in a hostile environment, think again. Some of us can live among the hostility better than others. Not everybody is going to be challenged to live a healthy lifestyle …

Weight Loss and Diet Plans for 2016

on Dec. 30, 2015, at 8:01 a.m.
Here comes a New Year and with it a lot of new weight loss attempts. Some people will try the same plan they’ve tried over and over again. The results will be the same as every other try. It ends in failure. Others will try, and fail, at yet the …