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Botox or “noTOX”?

The pressure a woman feels as she ages is a deep inner turmoil from herself, spouse, media, family, and friends. The lowered self-esteem that aging causes to many is astounding and frightening. The thought to smooth out wrinkled foreheads and crow’s feet, tuck tummies, lift faces/eyes and boobs, puff lips, suck, laser or freeze fat

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An Elf’s Guide to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain! 

An Elf’s Guide to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain! Gaining weight is a common concern for many adults especially around the holidays. Along with the quarantine, the pounds may be adding up even faster. Here are 15 tips to help you avoid weight gain and feel healthier during the holiday season. During the holidays, we are

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How does sugar affect us as we age?

In the 1900’s, environmental advancements extended the average life human span with substantial improvements of food and clean water, better living conditions, less exposure to infectious diseases, and gained access to medical care. Infant mortality reduced and the chances of surviving childhood diseases improved. The average lifespan today in the United States is about 80

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Will we age like our mother?

How genetics may not be the only factor for anti-aging. Can our bodies turn our good genes on and turn our bad genes off? What are the factors of aging? We all know that aging is a progressive decline in physical, mental, and reproductive capacity, and, of course, the increase in morbidity and mortality. The

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Dr. Merritt’s Classic Chicken Soup

INGREDIENTS: 8 cups water ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 pounds bone-in chicken breasts or leftover chicken roast 1 ¼ teaspoons Himalayan salt 1 cup chopped onion 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 bay leaf 2 cups sliced celery 2 cups frozen peas 2 cups sliced carrots ½

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Kale Artichoke Dip

PREP TIME: 10 MINS COOK TIME: 15-30 MINS TOTAL TIME: 25-40 MINS Serves: 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 2 fresh large artichokes, 2inches of the tops trimmed,  (or use 2 cans drained artichoke hearts) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ onion, minced 3 tablespoons minced garlic (about 3 cloves) 6 ounces kale, stalks removed &

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