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January 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus

By In the News

2019 Novel Coronavirus

As you are probably aware from the news, there is a current outbreak of Coronavirus (CoV). These are a large family of viruses that include the common cold, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and new strains that have previously not been identified in humans, Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). The current outbreak is a 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which is under investigation by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and is a rapidly evolving situation.

For the most up-to-date information, we recommend you consult the CDC’s website and that of the World Health Organization (WHO). Both sites provide excellent information on the virus, it’s spread, how best to protect yourself and treatment.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Prevention

As always with your health, prevention is the best course of action. According to the CDC:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

· Stay home when you are sick.

· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Again, for more detailed information, please consult the CDC and WHO websites.

salmon lavash wrap

Salmon Lavash Wrap

By Nutrition, Recipes

This salmon lavash wrap makes for a great breakfast, lunch, or light meal—and you can substitute the cream cheese for avocado for a dairy-free alternative.

Ingredients

8 oz. smoked salmon

1/2 cup cream cheese (plain or herbed)
-or-one mashed avocado

1 cucumber, sliced

fresh spinach

4 slices of lavash bread

1. Spread two tablespoons of cream cheese (or mashed avocado) over each slice of lavash bread
2. Add cucumber slices, spinach, and two ounces of smoked salmon to each slice
3. Roll up, cut in half, and enjoy

Happy Healthy New Year

Happy Healthy New Year

By Nutrition

Start the New Year by making a healthy resolution. Here are five worthy goals for the new year to help keep the body healthy.

Exercise
Jumpstart your metabolism, burn fat and improve cardiovascular health by exercising at least 20 minutes a day.

Sugar
Cane sugar is the number one enemy for lowering the immune system and decreasing gut health. Start being more conscious of the sugar content in the foods you choose to eat. The simple rule is always to try picking items that have 0-5 grams of sugar per serving. Indirectly, your caloric intake will decrease by choosing items that are lower in sugar.

Apple Cider Vinegar
End your day with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a small amount of honey. It is a great probiotic and helps to digest food faster by increasing stomach acidity.
Experiencing heartburn? A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar will help resolve it.
Apple cider has also shown to help lower belly fat, lower blood sugar and helps to lower cholesterol.

Hydration
It’s important to keep bodies hydrated at all times. In adult men, 60 percent of their body is water and 55% in adult women. As we get older, our metabolism slows down and our bodies have a harder time flushing out waste so it becomes even more important to drink plenty of water to flush away waste and detox our bodies.

Diversity
The latest research has shown that you can actually lose weight and boost the immune system by adding more color to meals. Nuts and seeds are also great ways to add more flavor and color to foods. Increase omega and fiber intake by just simply adding one tablespoon of sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds to oatmeal, granola, yogurt or even salads.