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What the New High Blood Pressure Numbers Mean For You

When the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the numbers that define high blood pressure (HBP) this past November, 46% of the adult population in the United States suddenly met the new criteria – that’s nearly half! What was the motivation for making these changes [...]

When Going Gluten-free Makes Sense

Gluten is a general name for the family of proteins found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. Glutenin and gliadin, the 2 main proteins in gluten, are responsible for giving dough its characteristic elasticity and glue-like structure before the baking process and its wonderful texture and rise when baked. [...]

Food Drive Extended to January 31

The holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. However, for those who are struggling financially or who may be homeless, the holidays can be one of the more difficult times of the year. Hunger affects 912,790 people in Virginia and 49 [...]

I’ll Drink to That! The Benefits of Tonic Herbs

When consumed daily, tonic herbs can balance and tone most body systems. They often strengthen immunity, reduce inflammation and restore overall wellness. While used for centuries in Eastern and Western herbalism traditions, recent research has elucidated that many of their active chemical constituents reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and promote health(1,2,3). [...]