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10 copies of each of these three books to WIN. The Fantastic Body A clever reference guide to the human body with more than 1,000 cool diagrams, fun facts, and gross stories—written by a pediatrician. The Fantastic Body is the ultimate kids’ reference guide to the human body! Jam-packed with fun facts, cool diagrams, and gross stories galore, this go-to …

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30 Minute Sweet Potato & Curry Lentil Stew

30 Minute Sweet Potato & Curry Lentil Stew

By Laura Lea Goldberg Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (sub ghee or olive oil) • 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt • 1 teaspoon curry powder • 1/2 teaspoon cumin • 1 teaspoon turmeric • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 2 tablespoons tomato …

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Catering to Nashville’s hungry population

The Contributor (thecontributor.org) recently ran an article highlighting the work being done by various government and voluntary organizations to help feed the increasing number of underfed Nashville residents. Organizations like Feeding America, Second Harvest and various government food banks are trying to cope with an increasing demand. One organization, the Nashville Food Project, works with Hands On Nashville. Through the …

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Tennessee is not the place to grow old claims new survey

Caring.com has produced an annual survey listing the best and worst states to grow old in. Using two criteria, quality-of-life and cost, Tennessee comes out a mediocre 30th of all the U.S. states. The criteria took into account the availability and quality of healthcare, and the cost of living. Tennessee performed particularly badly concerning the quality-of-life index, ranking just 40 …

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Kalamatas, healthy eating Mediterranean Style

Kalamatas, healthy eating Mediterranean Style

One of my favorite go-to places to have lunch in Nashville is Kalamatas. It’s fresh, affordable, quick, and the food is incredible. Kalamatas offers Mediterranean style starters, entrees, and desserts. Foods are flavored with simple yet delicious spices and sauces. Upon entering the restaurant, you look at a menu and pay in line, find a seat, then your meal is …

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These 7 numbers tell you how healthy you are — and they have nothing to do with your weight.

INSIDER.com spoke to Dr. Malkani and Dr. Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, a physician and a health and wellness expert, to learn what literally and figuratively counts when it comes to your health. Waist circumference. “Waist circumference is an indicator of visceral (‘belly’) fat, which is the fat that surrounds the internal organs,” Malkani said. “Visceral fat is a much more accurate predictor …

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How to make Food Scraps tasty

There’s a new television show on the FYI Network aimed at turning the food most people pass up or throw away into something they’d love to eat. “Scraps,” hosted by Sur La Table Chef Joel Gamoran, takes viewers all over the United States, “creating incredible feasts in unexpected places, using the most out-of-the-box ingredients — food waste and scraps.” In …

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Your relationship does not have to be perfect to be happy

When it comes to marriage, most strive for a fairy tale. We are often committed to the idea that marriage will solve whatever may be wrong in the quest for “happily ever after.” This ideal of marriage is based in fantasy-land, much like a fairy tale. Striving for perfection is often seen as the road to happiness—but this is not …

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Vanderbilt student promotes healthy eating on TV and Instagram

Vanderbilt student Sloane Chmara’s health Instagram account encourages students to pay closer attention to the way they care for their bodies, reports Anna Diaz in the Vanderbilt Hustler. The account mostly features healthy food options and recipes, but it also features tips and tricks on all aspects of health, from exercise to mindfulness and spirituality. Chmara has one-on-one clients that …

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ERs should be able to turn patients away

U.S. Rep. Diane Black said in a recent MSNBC interview she would like to see changes to a federal law to allow emergency department staff to turn patients away. The law, the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act, requires ER staff to treat any patient regardless of ailment, ability to pay or other grounds of discrimination. “I would get rid …

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Forgetting things may make you more efficient

The next time your brain refuses to recall a simple fact or name, be thankful. That’s because according to University of Toronto professors Blake Richards and Paul Frankland, it could be a sign that your brain is getting rid of unnecessary information so that it can operate more efficiently and help you make better decisions. They believe forgetting old information …

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How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

The holidays are around the corner and with all the over-indulging and overeating, this can be a time of pain and discomfort. Are you tired of being in pain after every meal? Is acid reflux keeping you up at night? Are you waking up with heartburn more than 2 days a week? Do you think that stomach pain is a …

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Musicians On Call: music to make you feel better

Musicians On Call, who have just celebrated their 10th anniversary, continue to bring music to the people who need it most – hospital patients, because they fervently believe music has the power to improve people’s lives, especially those that are ill. Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. By delivering live, …

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Healing with Foods discussed at latest NIH meeting

Nashville Integrative Health’s latest meeting featured talks by Virginia Harper, founder of You Can Heal You…One Meal at a Time, and Kindy Girdley, owner and founder of The Chic Pea Catering Company and an organic personal chef. The topic this month was Healing with Foods. Virginia Harper has healed her own health crisis and helped many others heal their digestive …

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Country music Star Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Nashville Children’s Hospital

Country music Star Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Nashville Children’s Hospital

During a recent visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the singer announced that she’s donating $1 million to the hospital. Hannah Dennison, daughter of Parton’s sister Rachel and longtime band member Richard Dennison, spent years battling leukemia at Vanderbilt. Today, she is a healthy young woman, and Dolly and her family are bringing that story …

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Best Winter Walks in Nashville

Best Winter Walks in Nashville

Veronica Williams takes up the challenge and reviews some of the most beautiful Winter Walks in and around Nashville, perfect for walking off the Thanksgiving over-indulgence. When the air changes to those crisp winter winds, there is nothing better than a winter walk to get you in the mood for all the seasonal changes about to come. Here are some …

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Is a Funeral Even Necessary?

Is a Funeral Even Necessary?

By Ben Upton, VP of Advance Planning, Family Legacy How many times have we heard our loved ones say “Just throw me in an old pine box or just cremate me?” This sentiment feels good to the person saying it because we feel like it is relieving our family of a burden. As we grow older, the last thing any …

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How to have a Healthy Thanksgiving Celebration

How to have a Healthy Thanksgiving Celebration

Healthy eating and Thanksgiving may sound an unlikely combination, but it can be done. Makenzie Jones offers some suggestions. One month between Halloween and Christmas, two of the biggest sweet treat times of the year, lies the holiday full of family, friends, fellowship, football, and all the food. What greater way to show thanks than by enjoying all the blessings …

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Why do we celebrate Veterans Day?

Why do we celebrate Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is held in the United States and over 120 other countries around the world, but what is its significance, how did it come into existence, and how do other countries recognize this important day? Veterans Day originated as ‘Armistice Day’ on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution …

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Some great Fall trips near Nashville

Some great Fall trips near Nashville

Veronica Williams looks outside of Nashville for some great Fall trips to enjoy the countryside and lift the spirits. As the leaves change and the air cools down, it makes me want to hop in the car and go on a little road trip to enjoy the beautiful Tennessee landscape. Whether you are looking for an activity for the entire …

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