5 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is such an amazing time of the year. Family and friends come together to celebrate all that they have been blessed with and it usually involves an enormous amount of eating and drinking. Sounds like a great time, right? So what could possibly go wrong being around people you love, eating great food, and enjoying delicious spirits? Well, if you are on a special diet or recently joined a weight loss challenge, Thanksgiving can be downright catastrophic. It is not uncommon for people to report a weight gain of 3-5 pounds over the holiday celebrations, starting in the workplace and rounding out with friends and family. But, this doesn’t have to be your fate. With some pre-planning and a few tips, you don’t have to gain a single pound and who knows, you might even lose a couple instead.


An Inside Look at the Allergy Medicine Murder Case

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Written by Laura Pettler, Ph.D., LPI

Could allergy medicine be responsible in part for the tragic murder of Rebecca “Becky” Apodaca on February 1, 2017? I’m not a medical doctor, so check out the show for what Dr. Oz has to say about over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medication taken in large quantities, but instead let’s focus on the forensic criminology aspects of this case.


5 Tips to Enhance Your Happiness and Improve Your Health

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Ah, happiness. Even simply thinking about being truly happy can bring a smile to a person’s face and the feeling of pure joy. Some say happiness is learned while others believe happiness is innate. I venture to think happiness is a fundamental part of who we are — just consider an infant squealing with delight while reaching for a brightly colored toy. Within that young human being is the ability to experience happiness in its purest form, a happiness quotient off the scale.