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Back to Basics: Building Stress Resilience

In our faced-paced world of persistent connection, stress is unavoidable. Even decades before social media and cellphones though, stress was still unavoidable. We as humans have never known a time without stress and there are many experts who also tout the benefits of some stress in creating meaning and motivation in our lives. So stress is not always bad, and…
April 25, 2024
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Back to Basics: Eating to Nourish

When you can walk through the grocery store and find everything from fresh fruits and veggies to neon-colored double-stuffed Oreo cookies, it's no wonder we are all so confused about food. Add influencers from social media and a new study everyday showing contracting nutrition information, and most of us just choose to stop trying and just buy the easy-to-make items.…
April 25, 2024
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Back to Basics: Fitness, Exercise & Functional Movement

In the pursuit of wellness, we often find ourselves immersed in the latest trends and fads, seeing quick fixes and shortcuts because, let's be honest, we are human and we want results as quickly and easily as possible. Yet, amidst the noise of supplements and specialized workouts, we sometimes forget the fundamental principles that underpin true health and vitality. In…
April 25, 2024
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The Power of Your Own Breath: Enhancing Well-being Through Yoga Therapy

At St. Jude Wellness Center, we are proud to offer yoga therapy services led by a certified yoga therapist. However, we often find that our clients are curious about what makes yoga therapy any different than a typical yoga flow and why workshops offered by our yoga therapist are often focused solely on breathing. In this blog post, let's demystify…
April 17, 2024
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Activities to Boost Your Brain Power

We all have that neighbor or family member who is 90+ years old and still sharp as a tack. And don't we all want to be that person too one day?! With aging comes some level of cognitive decline but there are so many things you can do now, whether you are 15, 40 or 75 years old to keep…
March 20, 2024
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The Power of Movement: Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing public understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD) and recognizing the challenges faced by those living with it. A critically important aspect of managing PD is working with a multi-disciplinary team of experts, as there are a variety of interventions from medication to mental health to targeted protein intake that all play a role…
March 20, 2024
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National Nutrition Month 2024: Beyond the Table

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month every March to create awareness around nourishing our bodies through food. This year's theme is Beyond the Table, emphasizing the entire system of food such as sourcing, production, availability, budget, cooking & preparation methods and even our mindsets around eating. We often don't consider all of these factors, but they…
March 1, 2024
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Indulge Intelligently: Girl Scout Cookies

Are Girl Scout cookies healthy? No. But you already knew that. Do our wellness dietitians promote Girl Scout cookies as nourishing foods? No again. But you probably knew that too. So why do we have a blog post on this subject? Why not just tell you not to eat them? Because that's not realistic and it does nothing but create…
March 1, 2024
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The Role of Fiber in Disease Prevention & Condition Management

From gluten free and minimizing lectins, to intermittent fasting and keto diets, the internet is full of dietary recommendations promising to fix all of your health concerns. It can be so difficult to navigate which method to follow based on your own needs. Interestingly, almost all of the recommendations out there have some merit to them, but just because a…
March 1, 2024
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Chocolate Recipe Roundup!

Who is ready for a month of chocolate!? February is here and along with it are all the chocolates and heart-shaped goodies. Our best advice for enjoying America's favorite flavor while also taking care of your body is to make your own tasty treats. Control the ingredients, the sugar content and the portions when you whip up some chocolatey goodness…
January 31, 2024