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Top 5 natural cold and flu fighters

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The average American comes down with two to six colds every year, but as most of my friends would attest, I’m not average; last winter I got my first bad cold in more 20 years! Not too shabby of a track record, right?

What’s my secret, you ask? Well, there are a few things I do that work well for me to keep those nasty bugs away. Of course you might want to check with your doctor (naturopath or regular M.D.) before trying any of this, but for me the following tried and true antidotes keep me healthy during our long Minnesota cold and flu season.

Diabetes Awareness Month

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Monday, November 12, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. At the pace diabetes is increasing, we all need to be very aware of what we can do to limit our risk for developing diabetes.

According to the Center for Disease Control, currently one in 10 U.S. adults has diabetes. That number is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. By 2050 it’s predicted that one in three U.S. adults will have diabetes because the aging population is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, people with diabetes are living longer, and there are increases in minority groups that are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Lessons from Diabetes Day

by, Kari Yorek, nutrition/dietetic intern
Thursday, August 2, 2012

As a dietetic student intern for Lunds and Byerly’s, I’ve learned about nutrition, healthy eating, and special diet requirements for celiac disease, diabetes and lactose intolerance. Even with my background knowledge on diabetes, the Diabetes Day event we held at Lunds Central was an eye-opener for me into the world of diabetes. Here’s a little bit of what I took away from the event:

This generation’s children are the first to potentially have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This may come as a surprise to some, but with childhood obesity more than tripling in the past 30 years, it seems to make sense.

The other 23 hours from Steele Fitness

by Steele Smiley, CEO, STEELE Fitness
Thursday, May 24, 2012

While exercise makes a huge difference in the way you look and feel, meaningful change happens when you exercise and pay attention to the choices you make during the “Other 23 Hours” of the day.

“The Other 23 Hours” trademarked concept is something STEELE Fitness has incorporated into every client’s program since the company was founded. We provide each client with a number of different tools to utilize throughout the Other 23 Hours of the day. These tools, combined with continuous nutritional consulting and feedback, have lead to the success of thousands of people across the Twin Cities. The summer is a great time to start creating habits that will benefit the rest of your life- take a look at some of our most valuable tips that will benefit both your workouts and your life!

Heart Healthy Tips from a Dietitian

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Monday, February 27, 2012

I recently attended a Mayo Clinic sponsored seminar “Improving Your Heart Health”. Their cardiologist speakers had great information I want to share with you! Think of the last time you went to the gas pump and filled your tank. You watched gallon after gallon go in until it finally clicked off. Your heart is also a pump, similar to that gas pump. How many gallons do you think it pumps each day? 50? 500? It’s actually 2,000 gallons a day! What a huge job for one small organ that works constantly! Let’s have a heart to heart on hearts:


  • Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women.
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease.
  • More people die of heart disease than all forms of cancers.

The good news is heart disease is 80 – 90% preventable.

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