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Jessica Malen

The Link Between Your Gut and Brain Is Closer Than You Might Think

by Jessica Malen

Recent studies support that diet is as important to mental health and wellbeing as it is to the heart, digestive system and hormone health. Did you know that 95 percent of serotonin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract? Serotonin acts… Continue Reading →

Can Switching to a Plant-Based Lifestyle Enhance Your Health?

by Jessica Malen

A recent study by Harvard University suggests that one-third of early deaths could be prevented if people move to a predominantly vegetarian diet. “Healthy diet is related to a lower risk of almost everything that we look at. Perhaps not… Continue Reading →

Want to Be More Mindful? Spend Time Outside

by Jessica Malen

Slowing down can be challenging when you are moving full-speed ahead five days a week. We’re constantly bombarded with emails, phone calls, text messages and meetings – the list goes on. Consciously taking a moment to center yourself and be… Continue Reading →

Celebrate the Seniors in Your Life This Spring

by Jessica Malen

With both Mother’s Day (May 13) and Father’s Day (June 17) right around the corner, spring is a wonderful time to take the opportunity to celebrate the seniors in our lives. Spending time together is the best gift you can… Continue Reading →

Your 2018 Guide to the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

by Jessica Malen

The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, updated every year since 2004, ranks the pesticide contamination of popular fruits and vegetables. The guide is based on results from more than 35,200 samples of produce tested by the FDA. Every… Continue Reading →

Try Dry For a Month

by Jessica Malen

It’s no secret that alcohol is toxic to the body. From high blood pressure to lowering your immune system and raising your risk for certain types of cancer, drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time –… Continue Reading →

Simple Diet Swaps for a Healthy Heart

by Jessica Malen

Get your blood pumping by taking care of your health. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease…. Continue Reading →

Are You Addicted to Technology?

by Jessica Malen

This week we’re talking tech. The average person will spend more than five years of their lifetime on social media, according to a recent study. That’s five years sitting in front of a screen typing, scrolling or browsing. If you’re worried… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 11 – 17

by Jessica Malen

Everyone can use a little more compassion in their life. That’s why we’re celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week this February, and we hope you’ll join us! Here are a few ideas to get started: Tell someone why they matter…. Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Staying Active During Winter

by Jessica Malen

Just because the temperature is colder doesn’t mean you need to take a break from physical activity. In fact, exercising during the winter can make you feel awake and invigorated. Whether you bundle up and venture outdoors or hit the… Continue Reading →

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