Tag: Michelle Mitchum

Health recipes for Halloween
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Health recipes for Halloween

BY Michelle Mitchum, MPH HHP Don’t let the season of the jack-o-lantern confuse you into thinking that pumpkins are just a pretty orange ball of vegetation that we use to celebrate Halloween. Pumpkins have great properties that are vital to healthy living. Oct. 31, affectionately known in America as Halloween, is the only day of…

Homemade almond milk
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Homemade almond milk

By Michelle Mitchum Stop. Before you pick up that carton of almond milk, let’s a do a little research. While plant-based “milk” is a lot more beneficial to the body than animal produced milk, store-bought brands might not be the healthiest route. Many makers of almond milk claim to harness the nutrition of the almond,…

Desert living…food desert that is
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Desert living…food desert that is

By Michelle Mitchum, MPH, and HHP A food desert, (as defined by Webster’s), is an urban area in which it is particularly difficult to get fresh food. This is usually due to the lack of grocery stores and farmers markets. Living in a city like New York, or any other major metropolitan area in the…

Fertile after 40
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Fertile after 40

By Michelle Mitchum, MPH HHP – I am a Gen Xer, born in 197? (ha), and within the last five years, I have been to more than five 40th birthday celebrations. Just when did 40 get so close? When I was a child, I thought being 40-years-old meant that a person was OLD. And here…

Organic food: Facts and fluff
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Organic food: Facts and fluff

Written by: Michelle Mitchum, MPH, and HHP –  The organic food trend has exploded in popularity within the last 10 years, and the industry has grown exponentially. Organic food sales have increased from $1 billion in 1996 to $26 billion in 2016. The belief is that organic food, (foods free of additives, chemical pesticides, and…

Maintaining healthy eating habits while away from home
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Maintaining healthy eating habits while away from home

By Michelle Mitchum, The OrangeMoon – In this society, in order for any person to sustain their life, they must work, with many people working 40 or more hours per week. Actually, statistics suggest that the average person will work about 2,500 weeks in their life and about 10,000 hours before retirement. These statistics can…

Yummy summer, healthy treats
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Yummy summer, healthy treats

By Michelle Mitchum – Welcome to the summer of “Sweet 16,” (2016 that is). If you are anything like me, you have been working on your summer body all winter (sans the holidays), and the time is near for you to reveal your masterpiece to the world. You are ready to receive all of the…

Fabulous with fibroids
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Fabulous with fibroids

By Michelle Mitchum, MPH HHP Do you, or someone you know, suffer from fibroids? As many as three out of four women have fibroids. Some are painful, while some are not. Fibroids can be a pain in the “you know what” because they can make your monthly flow unnecessarily heavy and painful. They can grow…

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