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Flu is breaking out; surprising studies reveal the cause and how you can protect your child

Watching for the first dip in temperature could protect your family from the annual influx of illness. Here’s what you need to know:

January 29, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


These 10 foods can increase fertility

Did you know that one in eight couples have difficulty conceiving? The number one cause of infertility is lack of ovulation, which, unbeknownst to many couples, can be remedied by a healthy diet. Although diet alone cannot cure infertility, studies have shown that certain foods can increase or decrease fertility. A healthy, fertility-supporting diet can help you get pregnant, prevent miscarriages and maintain a healthy pregnancy.

January 27, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy ways to recharge when you’re feeling overwhelmed

We all feel emotionally overwhelmed at times. Life gets crazy busy, and it often feels like everything is happening at the same time. Take these few simple steps to help get your life back under control:

January 25, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


The one thing nobody tells you could be the cause of your weight gain and fatigue

If you experience fatigue, difficulty concentrating, difficulty losing weight, anxiety or insomnia, you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue. Your adrenal glands can exhaust themselves when you are under high amounts of stress for a prolonged period of time and causes negative reactions through your whole body.

January 25, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 veggies that are healthier frozen than fresh

There is a major misconception that frozen produce is over processed and bad for you. But don’t rag on the frozen aisle, because frozen produce is one of the healthiest choices you can make in the market!

January 25, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 proven ways to stop fear from ruling your life, even if you have anxiety

The dark room held me captive. I couldn’t move. My mouth opened in a soundless scream, and I had no control over my body even with my mind trying to tell me I was safe. Fear and anxiety gripped my every movement, clouded my thoughts and controlled the shadows in the room.

January 25, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


20 quick and easy power foods to lose weight and gain energy

Dieting and exercise can be a physically and emotionally draining process. Dieters often don’t eat enough because they want to lose weight, but in order to maintain enough energy to shed pounds, your body needs enough sustenance. Starvation does not guarantee you will look like a Victoria's Secret model.

January 24, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


7 practical ways to find time to get out and walk more

You’ve probably heard that getting up a little earlier can help you fit a daily walk into your schedule. However, if your day already starts before the sun rises, that option might not be ideal. But that doesn't mean you can't find time to get out and walk a little more. Check out these (practical) tips to fitting in a walk into your busy schedule:

January 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 signs you have endometriosis and you don't even know it

Mother Nature definitely has something against women, otherwise we wouldn't have to deal with seven or more days of bloating, pain, bleeding and fatigue every month. But, unfortunately, that is the price every woman pays for having been born with a uterus.

January 21, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Is your child's teething toy filled with mold?

This beloved and popular Sophie The Giraffe teething toy has parents outraged.

January 21, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


What is ‘normal eating’?

At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to remind you what “normal eating” is. The best quote comes from fellow dietitian and author Ellyn Satter, who is known for her Eating Competence Model. She (as I am) is more concerned about helping you develop eating confidence and competence versus developing uber-healthy eating habits. In essence, you would do well to learn how to self-moderate and trust yourself to make wise decisions around food than to stick to certain outside rules or guidelines for ...

January 20, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared her story of learning to love herself, she said, "There's power in doing. Doing is how we learn."

January 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But healthy eating on a budget is possible; and doesn’t mean you have to make a huge lifestyle change. Here are five key steps to keeping a healthy diet without overspending:

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t aware she is being abused. Trying to help an unaware victim of abuse is difficult, but the follow five guidelines can apply to help both male and female victims of abuse.

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university counseling centers suggest stress levels on campuses may be rising.

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Telling yourself 'I'm fat' could put you at greater risk of heart attack

New research shows that “fat shamed” people (people who are mocked for their size) are more likely to have cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study ...

February 06, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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