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‘Healthy’ obese still face higher heart disease risk

‘Healthy’ obese still face higher heart disease risk

From reuters.com Health News, Carolyn Crist reports that even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a study from Denmark. “People have a general understanding now that it is not unhealthy to be overweight or obese as long as your lifestyle is ... Read More »

Gold’s Gym to open five new locations

The Gold’s Gym franchise will be adding five additional locations to Middle Tennessee. Owned by Robert Dennis, Andrew Davis and John Davis, Tennessee Fitness LLC currently owns and operates seven locations throughout the market in Murfreesboro, Henderson, Smyrna, Bellevue and Clarksville. The new locations will be opening throughout five counties in the Middle Tennessee region, including Wilson, Davidson and Williamson ... Read More »

New health food franchise to open in Nashville

New health food franchise to open in Nashville

Boulder Colorado based Rush Bowls has chosen Nashville for its latest restaurant opening. Scheduled to open mid summer at 1201 Demonbruen Street, Rush Bowls says it will be offering “a large selection of hand- crafted bowls packed with protein, with as many as five servings of fruits & vegetables, all ready in minutes.” Opening the franchise is Jason Wilkins, an ... Read More »

Nashville VA receives top honors for ICU care

Nashville VA receives top honors for ICU care

Nashville’s VA Medical announced that its ICU received multiple awards for improving patient outcomes, according to Katie Grunik from FOX 17 News. The medical center received seven awards in early April, including the Top Team Performance Award, from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Tennessee’s VA Healthcare System was among the two VAs of 77 ICUs from around the country ... Read More »

Some different out of the way places to go in Nashville

Some different out of the way places to go in Nashville

Now here’s an interesting list compiled by Thrillist.com. An offbeat compilation of places to visit in Nashville, excluding the obvious itinerary of Bars and Music venues. Author Chris Chamberlain, who is based in Nashville, has put together an eclectic selection called, Actually cool things to do when someone visits Nashville which includes: Having a Cheeseburger at the Paradise Park Trailer ... Read More »

Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe

Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe

Restaurant Review: Christiana Muir Bargain priced food in a small, intimate atmosphere charmed our restaurant reviewer. The tasty and healthy meal for two came in at under $28! On the corner of Nolensville Road and Old Hickory Blvd. in southeast Nashville is a new hole-in-the-wall eatery called Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe. Founded in 2016, this restaurant offers bold and ... Read More »

Plans to legalize Marijuana in Tennessee for Medical use unlikely in 2017

According to various reports, a Bill designed to legalize marijuana will not make it through the Tennessee Legislature this year, despite support from both political parties. A resolution proposed by Representative Sabi Kumar suggested use purely for medicinal purposes, but claims by Dr. Michael Warren, deputy commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health, that marijuana was addictive ... Read More »

Foods to improve your sex life

According to a New York Post story (March 29th), there are 20 foods that can do a lot to spice up your sex life (and we’re not talking Curry here). Everyone knows about Oysters, but Asparagus and Chilies? Apparently these two vegetables have lots of Vitamin B and proteins. Elsewhere on the list come Walnuts (Omega Oils) and Beetroot (good ... Read More »

Is sleeping in separate beds good for your relationship?

Nearly one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds, according to a 2015 survey by the National Sleep Foundation. A 2013 study from Toronto’s Ryerson University puts that number at 30-40 percent. For many, sleeping in separate beds is a practical decision, made with the goal of both partners having a good night’s sleep. “A good night’s sleep ... Read More »

Beginner’s guide to the most important Minerals for your body

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Minerals play vital roles in our health and the functionality of our bodies. Following is a comprehensive resource of their benefits and where you’ll find them in nature. Calcium: Blood clotting, nerve and muscle function, hormones, bone strength. Sources: Dairy, dark leafy greens, broccoli, spirulina Phosphorus: Helps form bones and teeth, kidney function, ... Read More »

Boom! It’s play time!

The Office of Mayor Megan Barry and Nashville Civic Design Center launched Nashville’s own Play Everywhere Challenge project in mid-April, called The Nashville Soundbox. The Nashville Soundbox repurposes a 20-foot shipping container and outfits the outside with whisper dish, large chimes, talking tubes and a cyclophone that will be traveling to multiple locations in Davidson County. “Kids need play to ... Read More »

New Alternative Therapy group formed in Nashville

A new group formed to promote and educate people about alternative healing has been started in Nashville. Their plans include regular, informal meetings, networking events and lectures to create a community of “like-minded healers to increase awareness of local healing choices,” says co-founder Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach. The group is planning the first meeting on Thursday, May 4th at 7 pm.  ... Read More »

Local Politicians offer different views on providing healthy School Meals

In an excellent article, The Ledger reports on the continuing debate concerning the provision of healthy school lunches. Some 1 in 4 children in Tennessee go hungry. In Nashville, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act provides all Metro school children with a free breakfast. In addition, some 6,000 meals are provided daily over the Summer vacation. Democrat Bob Corker and Republican ... Read More »

Oven Roasted Salmon with Cauliflower & White Bean Saute

Oven Roasted Salmon with Cauliflower & White Bean Saute

By Yvonne Tally, Your Fit Gourmet Ingredients: • 4 (4-5oz) salmon fillets – fresh wild salmon • juice of 1 lemon – cut lemon in half and set aside • 1/2 cup dry white wine – optional • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 1 scallion – chopped medium fine • 2 tablespoon Italian parsley – chopped • optional: ... Read More »

Is my wife having an affair?

PERSONAL ADVICE: ASK DR. LISA Q: My wife is always at work. She has projects all the time and even when she is home she is not really home, being on the phone or email.  Her boss is male, and she spends a lot of time with him. I know she loves her work—but I feel like there is more ... Read More »

Non-traditional forms of treatment may offer relief for allergy sufferers

Non-traditional forms of treatment may offer relief for allergy sufferers

Nearly 100 million people suffer from allergies and asthma, with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to debilitating headaches and additional pains. While taking traditional medicines and altering your lifestyle can offer some relief, new alternative treatments like biofeedback, immunotherapy and phototherapy are helping allergy sufferers take control of their symptoms, according to Dr. Clifford Bassett on foxnews.com.  Alternative type ... Read More »

All-on-4 vs. Dentures

All-on-4 vs. Dentures

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. If you’re looking at tooth replacement options, it’s important to make the right choice. You want to be able to smile, eat, and speak comfortably and normally for the rest of your life. Two common options are traditional dentures and All-on-4, or implant-supported dentures. Despite calling them traditional, modern dentures are nothing like the ... Read More »

The Danger of Ignoring Your Snoring

3D Cone Beam images of Dr. O’Neill’s airway before & after treatment with an oral appliance

By Ryan O’Neill, D.M.D. We spend one-third of our lives asleep but often times pay very little attention to what our body is doing while we sleep. Snoring while we sleep is not normal and it can actually be a symptom of a dangerous sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Signs and symptoms Does your bed partner tell you ... Read More »

How to avoid allergy problems

How to avoid allergy problems

It’s that time of year again: itchy eyes, runny noses, scratchy throats, and constant sneezing… allergy season is upon us. Springtime is beautiful in Nashville with its blooming trees and flowers. But with it comes allergies in all shapes and sizes, as Christiana Muir reports. And while they may be pretty to look at, if you find yourself feeling unwell ... Read More »

11 great places to visit for every age group

11 great places to visit for every age group

Nashville has recently been chosen by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the most attractive cities in the United States to visit. Music City is such a diverse place, with activities that fit everyone’s tastes and expectations. When it comes to fun and healthy family activities, nothing beats it! Isabel Perez Pedreira (pictured, left) reports on places you can ... Read More »

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