REAL OILFIELD WIVES The Skinny on Bountiful Baskets
Oilfield life often comes with living in small towns with inflated prices on groceries. Selections are scarce, prices are high, lines are long, and trying to find good-for-you foods is just plain inc... Posted on 4/3/13 at 9:37 AM
STAFF BLOG ADDICTED TO RUNNING Getting real
Last month when I visited Arizona, one of the first things I did was head to a local citrus store and purchase navel oranges to send home.
There's a big difference between those oranges, likely shipp... Posted on 2/3/13 at 11:40 AM
HEALTHBEAT How sweet it isn't?
First it was fats, then carbohydrates. Now sugar has joined the ranks of nutritional villainy.
With Christmas approaching on a tidal wave of candy canes and gingerbread, one can't help wondering: Is ... Posted on 12/21/12 at 2:40 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Your Most Important Number
Are you able to look at a person and determine if theyre healthy? Can you simply size a person up and be able to determine if theyre going to die early; short of their average life expectancy? What ... Posted on 11/30/12 at 9:05 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Rethink your drink
By Denise Pinkney
Theres nothing like a nice hot dessert coffee with lots of whipped cream to take the chill out of a cold North Dakota day. But if you have diabetes, you may need to think twice befo... Posted on 11/30/12 at 10:31 AM
The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much salt or fat, and often not a hint of vegetables or fruit, according to a study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Lindsay Arbach and her husband always followed a healthy diet, but they kicked it up a notch after watching Joe Cross drink nothing but juice for 60 days. The Fargo couple had done some juicing with their Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, but the 2010 documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” featuring Cross inspired them to give the appliance more use.
A certain level of stress is good. The problems begin when we experience prolonged or repeated stress. Chronic stress over time leads to wear-and-tear on the body, and is strongly linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease.
We live in a virtual sea of wheat. North Dakota leads the nation in growing it. Around the world wheat is grown on more land area than any other crop. Indeed, wheat is an important food grain in our diets.
Everyone should know that obesity is both a national and global problem. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight and one-third is obese. As the prevalence of smoking declines, obesity is fast becoming the No. 1 one risk factor for cancer.
Is popcorn a healthy snack? It can be! Popcorn is relatively high in fiber — a cup of air-popped popcorn contains just over a gram of fiber. It also contains 1 gram of protein and 6 grams of carbohydrates.
Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?
Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.
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