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It’s Good to Be Cholesterol-Conscious

The first thing to understand about cholesterol is that there are three types of cholesterol levels that health care professionals measure. The three types are: Total Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol, and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat in your bloodstream that health care professionals also measure.


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The Anti-Beach Body

The beach can strike fear in the hearts of brave men. It isn’t the threat of man-eating sharks, jellyfish, or rip currents that make them shiver. It is the thought of having to remove their shirts and reveal a winter’s worth of overindulgence.


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My ‘One Small Change’ Is a Life-Changer

We all know there are things we could and should do for our ‘own good’ to make our lives better. Eating, sleeping, exercising more, being present… it is so easy to say, but when you make a huge list, it can feel overwhelming. For me, breaking it down and tackling one thing at a time allows ‘change’ to feel truly possible for me. That’s why Puritan’s Pride’s commitment to One Small Change really resonated with me.


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Water: Myths and Realities

Clearly, drinking water is good for us. Our bodies need it in order to stay hydrated, to function properly, and to stay healthy, focused and fit. Unfortunately, a lot of high-dollar marketing revolving around health campaigns and bottled water companies has led us to believe too many water myths.


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The Truth About Serving Sizes

We’re all guilty of eating until we’re not only full; we eat until we’re really full. Have you ever been to a restaurant and forced yourself to finish that huge steak? That massive bowl of pasta? You’re nearly ready to burst, but because your plate is still half full, you keep going. Chances are your restaurant meal is supersized, even if you’re not at a fast food restaurant.


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Aromatherapy 101

Have you ever inhaled a familiar aroma and suddenly found yourself daydreaming about a happy memory? Scents have a unique ability to make us feel strong emotions, so it stands to reason that the art of Aromatherapy may actually affect our mood.


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VIDEO: Google+ Hangout On Air with Mom Spark Live: Smart Ways to Feed Our Children Nutritious Foods

We got to “hangout” with one of our favorite Healthy Perspectives bloggers, Amy Bellgardt of MomSpark.net. During the hour, Stacey Parla from the Puritan’s Pride team and the bloggers of MomSpark got to chat about keeping their kids’ diets nutritious.


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Supplementing Your Pet’s Diet

I try to take care of my health as best I can and, since at this point in my life I’m an empty nester, our dog has become an integral part of our little family. It goes without saying that he’s the “other” child and it’s important to me to make certain that he is as healthy as he can be as well.


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Tea for Any Season: 3 Reasons to Drink Up

I live in a world of coffee drinkers. There is a coffee shop on every corner. It is often the main thing I hear people clamor for first thing in the morning, and it comes in so many different varieties that the uninitiated could easily be overwhelmed. I will admit to indulging myself as well (once I figured it all out), but the truth is, I was born in to a tea-drinking family.


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10 Spices to Keep in Your Cupboard

My mother is an excellent cook. Her gumbo, chicken and dumplings, and okra and tomatoes are legendary. What’s most impressive about my mother’s cooking is that she makes delicious meals with very simple ingredients and spices.


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