Healthy Beauty Basics: Safe Sunscreen

Today’s most natural sunscreens contain the active ingredients Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide or a combination of both. They usually come in an opaque lotion and use heavy carrier oils to resist being washed off. While they may not be the most convenient or the most glamorous – they’re usually the safest. Keep in mind, there’s no sun protection on earth that compares to the shade of a palm tree, a sassy, wide-brimmed sun hat, big UV sunglasses or tightly-woven clothing.

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My Toolbox for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

Let’s face it, we’re all busy! It is a rarity anymore to
meet someone who doesn’t have a to-do list as long as my last CVS receipt. And
as the to-do list builds, it seems the time we set aside to prepare a healthy
weeknight dinner is the first to get cut short. That’s why I invested in a few
cooking appliances to save me time without skimping on the nutrition. Here are
my current favorites:

  1. Without question,

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month

I often pinch myself when I think about my job with Unite for HER.
In this time of female empowerment, I get to connect with and hear the stories
of so many incredible women. Similarly, the dietitian world is filled with
women who work so hard to educate about nutrition and inspire others to live
healthier lives. Well, worlds collided recently when I spoke with Doris
Piccinin, an oncology dietitian participating in our UFH program.

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Boost Your Immune System with Broth

In like a lion, out like a lamb… March brings us the final weeks of winter chill and can often be a difficult time for our immune systems as we battle the elements. March is also National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate we have two nourishing recipes from our Nutrition Manager, Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN.

These recipes were also featured in our recent mailer. If you would like to sign up for our mailing list,

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Did You Reflect?

Here we are at the transition – fall into winter, heading into a new year. How was your year? Did you get some time away? Did you have time to reflect – time to step back and think about your life and work, your projects, relationships, or your health?

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Keeping Your Holidays Healthy

The fall and winter holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I feel a little more pep in my step as I look forward to family gatherings, beautiful holiday lights and – of course – the delicious food. I am often asked, “How do you get through the holidays when there is so much temptation for decadent dishes and sweet treats?” My response is, “I enjoy the food!” I’m not one to deprive myself of these holiday treats and I don’t think you should either.

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