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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 »

Three revolutionary treatments to help women look and feel their best!

Health & Wellness Magazine met with LaQuita Scaife to discuss a range of exciting treatment options for women. ThermiVa™ Q. I recently heard that Ritz Med Spa is offering a procedure called ThermiVa™. What exactly is ThermiVa™? A. ThermiVa™ is one of the most fabulous procedures that has ever been developed for women! It is a safe and minimally-invasive procedure ... Read More »

Does your Star sign reveal your Sexuality?

Does your Star sign reveal your Sexuality?

Your Zodiac sign could explain a lot about you and your partner’s sexual preferences. Bobby Box investigates with help from the founders of Align whose app explains what each sign means when it comes to Sex. Whether you believe in the powers of astrology or just happen upon your horoscope while flipping through a newspaper or magazine, few can deny the ... Read More »

Women’s Heart Health – Nashville takes up the challenge

Women’s Heart Health - Nashville takes up the challenge

In February, the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) – a national non-profit organization co-founded by Barbra Streisand and Ronald O. Perelman dedicated exclusively to women’s heart health – announced the Cities and Communities with Heart Initiative (CCHI) Nashville, a collaborative, multi-year effort to stop women in Nashville from needlessly suffering and dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Joining WHA in this effort ... Read More »

8 Essential Health Tips for Women

Women are called on to overcome many challenges and obstacles each day. Unfortunately, because of all the responsibilities and commitments in life, it can sometimes be hard to find time to take care of yourself. Nevertheless, to keep being all you need to be to everyone, you must learn to make your health a top priority.Listed are some key tips ... Read More »

At last, a non-drug treatment for PMS, Menopause and Depression.

At last, a non-drug treatment for PMS, Menopause and Depression.

For many of the more common Women’s Mental Health problems, there is now an alternative to drugs. Certified LENS Neurofeedback practitioner, Sheri Rowney (pictured, left) reports on some recent success stories she has seen at her Harmonized Brain Centers here in Nashville. Happy Women’s Health Month! This is an awesome month to spotlight all that we should be doing to maintain ... Read More »

Healthy snacks for picky eaters

Healthy snacks for picky eaters

It’s almost summertime, and that means the snacking should be quick and easy! The last thing you want to do is turn up the heat in the kitchen on a hot, humid day. You can find healthy, filling snacks that you and your picky eaters will enjoy. Karina Hammer (pictured, left), a Nashville based IAWP Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, offers ... Read More »

Winning the Battle Against Arthritis

Winning the Battle Against Arthritis

By Megan Hemmingsen, PT, OPT, Cert. MOT, LSVT-Big STAR Physical Therapy, Clarksville, TN (North) Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive breakdown of joint structures that can significantly impact mobility, function, and independence. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammatory joint symptoms. Physical therapy for both OA and RA are to regain/maintain range of motion, reduce pain, and improve function. Osteoarthritis ... Read More »

Living with Anemia

Living with Anemia

Makenzie Jones, a student at Lipscomb University, suffers from Anemia Symptoms. Here she describes the symptoms, risks and treatment – and how she lives with it on a day-to-day basis. Though much of America is trying to bulk up in the gym, there is also a growing awareness of another kind of iron that is inside your body and without enough ... Read More »

First-of-Its-Kind “SMILE” Vision Surgery Debuted Statewide in Nashville — Minimally Invasive New 3D Laser Vision Procedure Performed by Nashville’s Internationally Renowned Dr. Ming Wang

First-of-Its-Kind “SMILE” Vision Surgery Debuted Statewide in Nashville

New Surgery for Myopia (Nearsightedness) is First Major Advance in LASIK Technology in 25 Years, Reducing Dependence on Glasses and Contacts The first major advance in LASIK technology in 25 years, the SMILE procedure, was performed in Nashville recently at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center by its director, internationally renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, ... Read More »

Connection between Food and your Physical & Mental Health

Connection between Food and your Physical & Mental Health

Sadhguru, yogi, mystic and the foremost authority on yoga and Mark Hyman, American physician and bestselling author, explore the connection between the food that we eat and our physical and mental health, as well as possible approaches to change our food system. Mark Hyman: One of the questions that came from the audience is about the connection between our mind, our ... Read More »

Frequent Dental Cleanings Aid in Controlling Inflammatory Arthritis

Frequent Dental Cleanings Aid in Controlling Inflammatory Arthritis

By Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, D.D.S., M.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology Total health is all about inflammation control. And, this is where your local periodontist and dentist come in to be of assistance. They are on the front lines of helping you prevent, eliminate, and control the oral bacteria that contribute to inflammation throughout your body. Because May is National Inflammatory ... Read More »

The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence that is predominantly seen within adults older than 65. Worse ... Read More »

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