Entries by Elissa

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Multiple Sclerosis 101

People who aren’t familiar with Multiple Sclerosis often say that they don’t know anyone who has it. But MS can be an “invisible” disease…and so the truth is, many people may not realize that they actually do know someone living with MS. That’s one reason why people with Multiple Sclerosis talk about the frustration it […]

Health/E Press

You can also read my blogs in Multiple Sclerosis News Today – great info on MS, now with a patient’s perspective. Complementing your MS Care in Multiple Sclerosis News Today Check out my latest blog post in MS Views & News: How to Stop Time Earlier posts in MS Views & News I’m in The Patch! Read about Health/E here. Learn some healthy […]

Health/E News

Check out the latest information on food, health and MS here…   Health/E News Volume 1 – Welcome, Delicious Roast Salmon Health/E News Volume 2 – Massage, Roasted Black Beans, Corn & Tomato side Health/E News Volume 3 – Planning, Grains, Nutty Brown Rice Health/E News Volume 4 – Fatigue, Oral Medication & foods, Lemony […]

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Tips for Smart Snacking

How can you make snacking a healthy habit?  Here are four simple tips. 1. Plan Plan out your snacks in advance and bring them with you so that impulsive decisions don’t derail you. The healthy food you bought doesn’t do you any good if it’s sitting in your refrigerator or your pantry at home while […]

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Holiday Survival Tips

This time of year we’re surrounded by parties, friends, family, and food, all of which can give rise to conflicting emotions.  There may be feelings of both joy and stress associated with all of these things as we try to balance a sense of anticipation and a desire to relax with what seems like a […]

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4 Healthy Holiday Tips

The holiday season can be overwhelming. Between all the shopping, parties, and community events, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that are important to you. But you CAN enjoy the holidays while holding on to your sanity; keep reading for four helpful tips. Breathe! If we’ve met, you’ve probably heard me say this. […]

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Staying on Track

Deciding to make healthy changes in your life isn’t easy. And once you do, it can be equally challenging to stay on the right path. Because while taking that first step requires willpower and determination, all too often we find ourselves sliding backwards, despite how good it can feel to make those positive changes. There […]

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Changing Seasons

Changing seasons often lead us to reflect on our relationships: with friends and loved ones, with our bodies, and with our diet. And now that there’s a chill in the air and the kids are back at school, you might be feeling like it’s time for a fresh start.  Here are some tips on how to make positive changes that […]

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Keeping Healthy on Vacation

When we go on vacation, there are so many things to look forward to: a different environment, new experiences, reconnecting with loved ones, and – of course – enjoying food. On a recent trip to Spain, we ate our way through the cities we visited. And why not? After all, it was a once-in-a-lifetime event. […]

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Start Your Day Off Right!

For many people, one of the first things they feel in the morning is a craving. For some, it’s a craving for coffee or tea. Others crave something sweet, like a danish. Or maybe it’s a bagel with cream cheese. Why is this a potential problem? Because your morning choices set the tone for the […]

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Can Fats be Healthy?

If there’s one thing we all know about food and nutrition it’s this: Fat is unhealthy. Right? It’s not actually true. Now, if you’re like me, ever since I can remember, I’ve been told to avoid fats. Because fat is what makes us…well, fat. But a number of recent studies have shown that not only […]