Healthier Energy Gel: Do It Yourself

Monday, April, 10th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Danielle Sikorski

A Healthier Energy Gel “GU”   Move over energy gels—you’ve met your match with chia seeds. Chia seeds are known for their unique ability to form a gel-like substance when mixed with liquid. As stated in my post about the health benefits of chia seeds, they absorb 10x their weight in liquid! Traditionally, Aztecs were said to have consumed beverages made from chia before they went on long endurance runs. The ability to absorb water [Read More...]

Calories Burned During Zumba: How Many Calories Are You Burning?

Friday, April, 7th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Davida Wright Galvin

Everyone Wants to Know the Calories Burned During Zumba: We Have An Answer! #withDavida You’re not going to burn 1000 calories in a Zumba Fitness class. Believe it or not this is a controversial statement.  There has been a meme passed around on the Internet making this claim for years. I’ve spoken out to dispute it as false advertising and have been challenged repeatedly. Okay, yes you can burn 1000 calories in an hour-long Zumba [Read More...]

Hydrochlorothiazide: Dr. Peter Rice

Thursday, April, 6th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Dr. Peter J. Rice

Hydrochlorothiazide   If you ever find yourself as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy student, you’ll be fixated on memorizing the top drugs. When you get to hydrochlorothiazide, two things happen.  First, the name is so long that almost no one says the full name. It’s abbreviated to HCTZ.  Second, there are two brand names to memorize – Hydrodiuril and Esidrix – except that they are no longer sold in the US. Hydorochlorothiazide is one of [Read More...]

Health Benefits of Eggs: What Are They?

Tuesday, April, 4th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Danielle Sikorski

Health Benefits of Eggs Eggs are a staple in the American diet. They can be part of a healthy meal (veggie frittata) and they can also be added to or accompanied by food items that make them less than healthy (fried eggs with hash browns, bacon and pancakes). There have been mixed messages about the true health benefits of eggs. Some people believe that eggs will cause high cholesterol while others can’t imagine life without [Read More...]

Metabolism: How Is Yours?

Thursday, March, 30th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Davida Wright Galvin

Is Your Metabolism Weighing You Down? #withDavida   I overheard some ladies chatting at Starbucks about their weight and diet. You know the usual stuff we girls complain about. But then I heard one person sigh and blame their extra weight on having a slow metabolism, a curse they have to bear. I often hear people throw out the term “slow metabolism” as an excuse for being overweight. While a slow metabolism can cause extra [Read More...]