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February is the month of love, a time to show we love our friends, family and partners. But, it can also be a month of self-love! You've probably heard of the term "self-care" by now. It's incredibly popular on the internet, with celebrities and influences promoting the idea. In fact, even Barbie is promoting self-care these days. With all of the information swirling around, though, it can be difficult to know what self-care is and how exactly you should practice it. We're here to help....

The holiday season is here! We've all been to holiday parties or get-togethers, where a large amount of food and drink awaits us.  It’s important to remember that good nutrition and wellness are especially important for those with chronic pain. A good diet can help control pain symptoms and reduce inflammation. There are a ton of wellness buzzwords on the internet right now, so it can be difficult to know what is truly helpful. Keep reading to learn more about ways you can practice mindfulness during the holidays, starting with mindful eating habits....

It is no coincidence “water” is found in the word watermelon. This thirst-quenching fruit provides you with fluid, vitamins and electrolytes, which help fight off dehydration. Try these tasty ideas to help you stay hydrated this summer with watermelon...

We are all on one, at least we try to be--a grocery budget! At the beginning of the month, you might sit down and write out a plan. Then, the month goes on and our beautifully designed grocery budget is blown out of the water. Grocery shopping on a budget isn't easy. I won’t lie, this skill takes discipline, self-control, saying “no” to the kids and also to yourself. But, if you follow the tips below it will give you guidelines to staying on a budget and getting in those foods that are higher in nutrition! ...

Fire up the grill! Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes a perfect opportunity to gather outdoors with friends and family. But, don’t let this season of potlucks and picnics derail you from achieving your weight loss and pain management goals. Here are some ways to stay on track and avoid extra fat, calories and sugar this barbecue season:...

Inflammation can be a big contributor to pain, causing damage in the body and preventing daily activities. Our diets can play a big role in helping our bodies fight inflammation and pain. Compounds called antioxidants, found in many common foods, can help reduce inflammation and damage-causing free radicals. ...

Less restrictive and more variety—it almost sounds too good to be true! The Mediterranean Diet offers simplicity and variety, as well as heart health, weight management and antioxidant benefits. A lifestyle higher in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fatty fish provides a variety while keeping you healthy....

Have you heard of the Ketogenic or keto Diet? Recently, many have claimed the diet can improve health, provide more energy, promote weight loss and eliminate the need for some medications. You might have heard from a friend, family member or co-worker that it is the “miracle diet” that you have to try. But what’s all the fuss?...

The holiday season seems to sneak up on us every year. Every year we stress over the holiday season because of the extra weight gain we may experience, and for chronic pain patients, maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for symptom management. ...

A balanced, healthy diet is an important component of chronic pain management. But eating healthy can be difficult, and many people think it can be expensive. However, that’s not always the case....