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A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel like you love food too much. In fact, I hear that a lot; “my problem is that I just love food too much!” I would disagree.

February 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and it wasn’t ice cream or cookies.

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is fine when really you’d rather just be curled up in bed with your warm rice bag.

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when you consider everything you accomplish during the day.

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of connection with your body and overall self-love and acceptance. How can you exercise in a way that supports all the hard work you've done to reject the dieting mentality and make peace with food?

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to Facebook, and the internet went wild with excitement.

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at home:

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found something “unusual” with my body. And I’m certainly not the only one who slyly shaves my big toe to pretend hair doesn’t grow on it.

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on a couch talking about all his or her problems to a person with a clipboard and no facial expressions. Maybe you have a similar image. Well, it’s now time to cast that stereotype out of your mind and create a new one.

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps it came when you were in a house all by yourself or when surrounded by friends. No matter what, you have felt the deep and horrible feeling of being lonely.

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was false? Be aware of these seven weight loss myths:

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays closely tied to chocolates and candies. But if your child has food allergies this holiday may give you hives.

February 10, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to transform one meal into four

Cooking can be fun but requires so much time. Menu planning was the hardest part for me, until I found ways to stretch my leftovers and change them into completely different dishes.

February 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Cellulite is caused by 6 things (and 3 of them you can control)

If you have cellulite, or cottage cheese skin as many call it, you’re not alone; the majority of women have it. And to throw a disclaimer out right at the beginning, you should know there is nothing dangerous, or wrong, about cellulite. Society — not any scientific research — has created the dialogue that cellulite is undesirable. If you have it and it doesn’t bother you, fantastic.

February 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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Time for retro-revolution in parenting

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 22, 2017 | John Rosemond | Living well


Wet wipes can be harmful and dangerous for babies, study reveals

Any parent will be the first to tell you that wet wipes are a life saver. Not only are they great helpers for changing your ...

June 21, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Tell us what position you sleep in and we'll tell you how healthy you are

While you can’t control outside forces on your health, one thing you can influence is how you situate yourself for bed. Choose your preferred ...

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


What every mom-to-be should know about water births

Health officials have issued new guidelines for water births after two babies born at home in Arizona contracted Legionnaire's disease. The infants recovered, but ...

June 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This popular child activity has some nasty side effects, and here’s everything you need to know

With summer in full swing, your child is probably running around during field days, laughing at birthday parties and enjoying fun-filled days in the sunshine.

June 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 menstrual cramp remedies you'll wish you'd known sooner.

I once heard a friend joke that the her favorite mythical creatures are happy women in tampon commercials. While every lady’s cycle differs, most ...

June 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


The case for strict bedtimes, even when school's out

When school lets out for the summer, even the strictest parents can get a little lax about enforcing bedtimes, especially if it's still light ...

June 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 things your kids use everyday that are filthier than a toilet seat

No matter where your children go, they’re sure to encounter millions of germs. While you shouldn't be too nervous about the germs (your ...

June 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


This is the easiest way to remove warts

It’s true that everyone can get warts at some point in their lives, but there’s no reason to keep them on our body ...

June 15, 2017 | Emma E. Sánchez FamilyShare | Living well


Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal ...

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 simple ways to lose that last bit of baby weight (when you don't have time for the gym)

Being a new mom is exhausting, isn’t it? With all the new responsibilities you’ve got, the idea of getting back to your pre-baby ...

June 15, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Now I know what it's like to race a mile

In recent months, my 10-year-old son Ace has started a fun adventure in track and field, finding that he quite likes the 1,500 meter ...

June 14, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


11 symptoms of cancer that people ignore

The "c" word. Cancer. It seems like everyday we hear of another friend or family member is facing their own battle. While every patient's ...

June 14, 2017 | Erika Otero Romero FamilyShare | Living well


14 weird ways to lose weight without exercising that actually work

We’ve all looked in the mirror and didn’t love what we saw. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, those last ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 of the weirdest at-home skin treatments that work wonders (for any skin type)

We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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