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Achilles Tendon Pain

The Achilles tendon attaches the gastrocnemius, plantaris, and soleus muscles (located on the back of the leg) to the calcaneus (heel) bone. This tendon is what makes it possible for us to push off when we walk or run and rise up on our tippy toes. Problems associated with the Achilles tendon include Achilles tendinopathy and . . .

Fall-Proofing a Home

Have you ever worried about a loved one who is aging and losing their mobility to easily get around? Or, perhaps, worried about a friend who broke their leg and is now hobbling around on crutches? Part of the worry is that you’re afraid they might fall and hurt themselves, right? The next time you’re worried . . .

Peas: Spring on a Plate

Peas can be a hard sell. Kids turn their noses up at them, and some adults will try and convince you that they were traumatized by having to eat peas as a child. But peas are a nutritional rock star, and with proper preparation, peas can taste like spring on a plate. Nutritionally, peas are a . . .

Vitamin B12: The Energy Vitamin

The next time you're killing it in spin class you can thank vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is just one B vitamin that is important for making energy and providing you with energy boosts when your body needs it. And it's essential for the immune system and a healthy brain. Without B12, your metabolism would be . . .

Alleviate Arthritis Pain with Food

Did you know there are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? Arthritis is joint pain, and people of all ages and races can experience arthritis. Symptoms include decreased range of motion, pain, stiffness, and swelling. Treatments can include joint surgery, natural remedies, and medications. And, anti-inflammatory foods can be incorporated into . . .

 
 
 
 
 

Produce Color

Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!
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Glossary of Terms

coumarins
vitamin B
beta carotene
zinc
copper
pantothenic acid
sulforaphane
lutein
sodium

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