Tag: Wellness

10 Reasons to Eat Local

Amy Gardner
June 17, 2015
Eating locally.  We hear about it all the time but why is it important?  Eating locally means choosing foods that are raised, crafted or grown nearby.  Where do you find these foods?  At your local ...

Get Your Greens!

Amy Gardner
December 2, 2014
We featured the first smoothie listed below at our wellness table at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Quincy last week and received rave reviews!  Many people asked for the recipe so we thought ...

Eat Your Fat Folks!

Amy Gardner
August 7, 2014
For years, health practitioners led by USDA guidelines, have been encouraging people to cut out fat.  The result has been an influx of highly processed, low fat options that are higher in sugar and/or simple carbohydrates.  We've also ...

Good News for Coffee Lovers

Amy Gardner
February 28, 2012
Most Americans can’t imagine facing the day without their morning cup of Joe and new research is showing that coffee may be better for us than we thought.  Coffee is a great pick-me-up ...

Whole Foods ANDI Score

Amy Gardner
March 1, 2011
First, I have to say how much I love whole foods.  Just stepping in the door makes me feel like I'm doing something good for myself.  It's more than a grocery store, it's an ...


Amy Gardner
January 21, 2011
One of the latest trends in dieting is cleansing.  The idea behind cleansing is that you can detoxify your body by eating exclusively fruits and vegetables in either in whole or liquid form for a ...

The Vitamin D Debacle

Amy Gardner
December 20, 2010
Do we need more vitamin D?  Some clinicians say yes and the more the better.  However, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report on November 30th cautioning the public about high doses of ...