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October 24, 2017

Cold and flu season is officially here...and it’s awful! Being sick not only feels terrible - dry throat, coughing, sneezing, and fatigue - but it also means that we have to use up some of our vacation days, or end up being that person who comes to the office sick - who then gets everyone else sick. So, in an effort to not be that person, here are a few things you can start implementing today to help make sure you don’t get sick this autumn and winter season!

Sleep

We all know we need it, yet most of us don’t get enough of it. On average, American’s get 6.8 hours of sleep per night [1], over an hour less than the recommended amount for optimal functioning. While asleep, your body repairs itself, cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine levels decrease, and your immune system is recharged. In contrast, hormones that encourage cell growth, differentiation and restoration such as prolactin, melatonin, and the pituitary growth hormone (GH) increase during sleep [2]. Together, they help bols...

October 18, 2017

Learn why purple potatoes are the healthiest potato out there and why you should be incorporating them into your diet. And, enjoy a fabulously purple recipe!

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