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Plant-Based Meat

During the pandemic-forced lock downs and quarantines, food categories from baking ingredients to canned beans have seen gigantic sales boosts. Both plant-based and conventional meats have seen sales spike as consumers filled their refrigerators and freezers when restaurants closed and shelter-in-place regulations led to an increase in in-home consumption.While there may be fewer innovative products […]

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The 2020 Annual Health Report is out. How Did KY Fare?

Every year the United Health Foundation does a report on America’s Health Rankings. This report is the longest-running annual review of the country’s health on a state-by-state basis.The America’s Health Rankings model includes four drivers, or determinants of health: social & economic factors, physical environment, clinical care and behaviors, all of which influence the fifth […]

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Is Your Home Safe For Indoor Gatherings?

Frequent readers of this blog may know that by day I’m a Mechanical Engineer that works in the HVAC / Air Quality industry. This pandemic has been a fascinating experience for me. My two passions, Health and Wellness and Heating and Air Conditioning have converged. Below is an article that I wrote for my company […]

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Teaching Your Kids About Food Choices

One of the things I look most forward to when things return to “normal” following the pandemic is being able to take my kids to the grocery with me. I know that sounds insane and some people go to the grocery just to be away from their kids, but I feel like food knowledge is […]

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No Sugar November – 2020 Edition

October is coming to an end next week. So you know what that means? It’s time for “No Sugar November”! Can you go from November 1st until Thanksgiving (November 26th) with no sugar? It might seem like a monumental task, but take a few minutes to read the rest of this post and I’ll guide […]

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8 (Simple) Things You Can Do To Live Longer and Healthier

Everyone wants that magic pill or the ONE thing that can do to live longer and healthier. Too many people seem to have forgotten that there already exists a scientifically proven method—one supported by decades of peer-reviewed research—to extend both the quantity and quality of your life: adopting a few healthy, quotidian habits.“We’ve known since […]

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The New Dietary Guidelines

Every 5 years since 1980, two departments, HHS (Health and Human Services) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines are supposed to reflect the current body of nutrition science, help health professionals and policymakers […]

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How Quarantine Has Changed Exercise

​Depending on where you are, your life looks different than it did 8-10 weeks ago. Here in the United States, it was mid-March that things started to shut down and we were told to stay home. In order to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading too quickly and overwhelming our hospitals, we shut down all […]

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How To Combat Coronavirus (or any other virus)

On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 is infecting people and spreading easily from person-to-person. Cases have been detected in most countries worldwide and […]