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What is the Danger of Chewing Gum and How to Overcome it

Posted by Dr. Paul Zickler

December 6, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - What is the Danger of Chewing Gum and How to Overcome it


For something that can be worked over and over in your mouth for hours, it is surprising how little people actually know about the ingredients in their gum. Since gum is rarely swallowed, you may pay less attention to the effects of certain ingredients on your body

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What Can You Do With The Rest of Your Pumpkin?

Posted by Valentina R.

October 21, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - What Can You Do With The Rest of Your Pumpkin?

Driving down my street, the smell of pumpkins overwhelm me.

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Topics: Diet, Fresh Yes Picks, Recipes

6 Little Known Tips To Win Back-To-School Shopping

Posted by Valentina R.

August 19, 2016 at 8:14 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - 6 Little Known Tips To Win Back-To-School Shopping

As September draws near, a whole new set of concerns comes to the top of your list

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Topics: Stress, Fresh Yes Picks, Body

Healthy Recipes: No-Bake Protein-Filled Energy Balls

Posted by Valentina R.

July 15, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Healthy Recipes: No-Bake Protein-Filled Energy Balls

There is nothing more energizing and satisfying than biting into an oat-filled energy ball.  When I don't have time to sit down for breakfast, or if I'm too busy to prepare a small meal, these energy balls are the perfect solution.

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A Detoxifying Ginger-Turmeric Tea to Beat the Cold and Flu

Posted by Ashlynn D.

September 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - A Detoxifying Ginger-Turmeric Tea to Beat the Cold and Flu

Most of us simply accept that we are in for a week or more of misery when we come down with a cold or the flu. You may have taken the precaution of getting a flu shot and eat all the right things, but still find yourself coughing and feverish. Fortunately, Mother Nature has kept us in mind and has provided some great ways to help beat flu and colds without resorting to potentially hazardous nostrums from the pharmacy shelf.

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DIY: 100% Healthy Popsicle Recipe

Posted by Elissa Erickson

July 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - DIY: 100% Healthy Popsicle Recipe

I have a problem:

When it’s hot outside (and it’s been a pretty hot summer), I enjoy cold snacks! The problem with most summer snacks is that they're usually loaded with sugar (think: ice cream, freezies, slurpees, etc.). I have a hard time finding readily available summer snacks, a part from fruit. Do you have this problem too?

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A Holistic Nutritionist’s Summer Grocery List

Posted by Patti Smyth RHN

July 2, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - A Holistic Nutritionist’s Summer Grocery List

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I engage in some pretty intimate conversations with people about food and lifestyle and more often than not I am asked, “What do you eat?” Without going into the gory details of my day-to-day life, I will share with you some basics that I have developed over the years. But first I must digress and tell you a little about me so you know where I am coming from.

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Spring into Health: The Top Must Try Spring Salad Recipes

Posted by Ashlynn D.

March 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Spring into Health: The Top Must Try Spring Salad Recipes

The Trend-Setter:  Colorful Spring Mix

Yield: 4 Servings

6 cups spring mix (any will do)
2 Apples, Chopped
½ Cup Dried Cranberries
½ Cup Sliced Almonds
½ Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled

1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Organic Honey
¼ cup Organic Lemon Juice
¼ cup Grated Lemon Zest
½ cup organic, extra-virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste

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Plain-Jane No More: Flavored Water Recipes

Posted by Ashlynn D.

February 27, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Plain-Jane No More: Flavored Water Recipes


There is no doubt that water is the healthiest beverage that you can drink. In fact, it is recommended that you consume at least eight glasses of water a day – but it can be difficult to reach this amount, especially if you find the taste of water to be plain-jane and boring. The good news is that it is possible to naturally flavor water without adding any artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

Here are some easy recipes you can use everyday to make homemade flavored water:

Citrus Fruit Water Recipe

While lemon is the most common way to make homemade flavored water, all citrus fruits can that something extra you're looking for. Try opting for a lime, orange, or even a grapefruit for a tangy, refreshing flavor.

The health benefits of consuming citrus fruits include that they:

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