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Is Inflammation a Problem For You? Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!

The human body responds to continual stress by creating a generalized inflammatory response. We’re not talking about the immediate inflammatory response to an initial injury; that is the good type of inflammation and creates an incredible cascade of events and leads to healing.

"10 Psychological Tricks That Will Boost Your Creativity" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn how to boost your creativity? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.

Sometimes it seems that certain people are simply gifted with the knack for creativity. If you feel like you were not one of those lucky few who draws from a seemingly endless creative wellspring, this does not mean that you are doomed to a life of the mundane and expected. Much like a muscle, creativity is something that you can cultivate and develop with a little practice and hard work.

Dessert

I have a confession…I LOVE dessert. I always have and I most likely always will. My favorite dessert is a hot fudge brownie sundae with whipped cream and, of course, a cherry on top. Fruit was never sweet enough to be considered a dessert and I turned up my nose to apple pie as it couldn’t compare to the richness of the chocolate cake I craved.

Get Well-Child Check-Ups During the Back-to-School Push

It’s that time of year again. The days are long and warm. School’s out and your children get to spend time with their friends. You get to enjoy this great Colorado sunshine. Maybe you have spent time with your family. Maybe your child has gone to a camp or started a new sport. However you have been spending your summer, your doctor encourages your child to get a back-to-school checkup!

"How to Make A Salad In a Jar" from VeryWell.com

Want a quick way to pack in some extra vegetables each day? See this step-by-step from VeryWell.com on how to pack a salad in a jar:

Mason jars are the best thing to happen to salads since lettuce. I’ve always been a fan of salads, but I’m especially loving the "salad in a jar" trend. Now you can pack a salad the night before without worrying about sogginess.

Food of the Month: Beets

Why eat beets:

Beets are one of nature’s power foods. They are high in many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, Vitamins A, B and C and folic acid. Phew! Talk about a superfood. If that isn’t enough, beets get their red color from phytonutrients which have been shown to help prevent and fight cancer. Beets are also well known for their ability to help detoxify the body.

How to eat beets:

Raw:

Tapping Into Your Inner Child

When was the last time you… jumped in a puddle? …sat and colored a picture? …did a happy dance?

As children we are constantly acting from our emotions. When a kid wants some ice cream, we all know it is futile to resist. As we get older, we often control our emotions so much so that we can become caught up in being “serious” and tend to lose that sense of playfulness and wonder of the world.

Fuel Wellness With Water

Drinking water is like putting gas in your engine. Water fuels us — every system in our body depends on it to work. About 60 percent of our body is made of the stuff. Every day, however, we lose water in our breath, our sweat and in the bathroom. Drinking enough to replace what we lose is very important

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