~by Sheila Garcia I come from a poor background. I was raised in a tiny two-bedroom apartment with eight people. And our pantries weren’t full – not even with the ‘staples’. So when we had a plate of food put in front of us, we were expected to eat everything on it, even if we…

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~By Sheila Garcia Studies suggest perhaps not!  It sure is fun to dip those (organic and whole-food) cookies, though, right?? Depending on who you ask, a gallon of milk a day will either turn you into a muscle-bound machine or make you fat along with having some serious sinus congestion and acne. There’s a lot…

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~by Sheila Garcia For some time now, companies have been adding dyes to a slew of products including food, candies, drinks, toothpastes and shampoos. They do it because these dyes are cheaper, more stable and brighter than most natural colorings. But how safe are these chemicals? Could they be putting your family at risk? Red food coloring…

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~by Sheila Garcia What is chiropractic?  And is it for you?  And how does it compare to doctor care? The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action), and simply means “done by hand.” Note that the word “chiropractic,” while a bit awkward, is the actual name of the profession. A…

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~By Sheila Garcia For some of us, digestive discomfort has become a fact of life. We complain about everyday conditions like occasional gas, bloating and irregularity, and we just assume it’s something we can’t escape. Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Symptoms may include…

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~By Sheila Garcia DIET SODA. We drink it because the name alone lends itself to the idea that it will help make us “skinny”, or even that it is a “healthier option”. These soft drinks can even be marketed as ‘sugar-free’ or ‘zero calorie’. They are generally marketed toward health-conscious people, diabetics, athletes, and other…

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~Recipes by She Gar-C The nights we have Boot Camp with Legacy are hard meal-wise because we tend to eat later.  That means I need to cook something fast, and I need to cook something light.  This one was SUPER easy because I incorporated leftover baked chicken that I had frozen and then thawed out…

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We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales, and maybe even read a misconception or two on social media that perpetuates a myth about food or nutrition. Some make sense or even seem reasonable. But what’s the real truth? It’s time to clean out your fridge, toss the food myths into the trash and replace them…

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~by Sheila Garcia It’s that time of the year where we all start really enjoying the weather outside, and that means it’s also the time of year we use the most sunblock. More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every single year. And even though more and more people are using sunscreen…

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~By Sheila Garcia For a long time, we’ve been told otherwise, so the idea that fat can be good for you is hard to swallow; but – it’s true!  Are you eating the right type of fat? There are good fats and bad fats to look for when making healthy decisions about what you are eating.Fat Facts: What’s…

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