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"If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

It has been hot hot hot all over the country, which means it's all the more important to make sure you take the right precautions before hitting the heat. I experienced this first-hand when I completed my fourth half-marathon the last Sunday in June. With the extreme heat I did my best to stay hydrated but as I crossed the finish line I had to be escorted to the medic tent for heat exhaustion and dehydration. It's super important to hydrate and prepare for physical activity, whether you're embarking on long runs or just venturing out for the day.

Carry water with you at all times in a reusable container to ensure that you stay hydrated during the hotter temperatures. You should also apply sunscreen before leaving your home; it's important to protect all exposed skin when you anticipate being outdoors for extended periods of time. Take care of your body and enjoy the remainder of the summer!

Best in Health!

Food And Product Recalls

food recall

We've recently been hearing more about food and product recalls in the news. While some of these recalls are more serious than others, it's important to stay informed. You can rely on to share breaking alerts, and I wanted to make sure that two we covered earlier this week were not overlooked:

1. The Slim-30 herbal supplement is being recalled by its U.S. distributor J&H Besta Corp. The company says that the Slim-30 supplement was found to contain N-Desmethyl sibutramine and traces of sibutramine, both drugs used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.

2. It was announced by Walmart that they are recalling 91,872 pounds of their "Great Value" brand chicken nuggets, produced by Perdue Farms. They said the nuggets "could have been contaminated because a small blue plastic ring got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed," according to

Make sure to check to ensure you are up-to-date on any other additional recalls as they are announced.

Recipe of the Month: Farmers Market Salad

Farmers Market Salad

I love the summer season and really enjoy buying amazingly delicious fresh produce from my local farmers markets. Try making this delicious salad and feel free to add in your own in-season favorites as well.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Yield: 6 servings

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 bunch mixed greens or any lettuce variety
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes and/or heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 orange sweet bell pepper - diced
  • 2 ears sweet corn (grilled or steamed and then cut off the cob)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil

  1. In a large bowl toss together all vegetables until fully combined
  2. Toss in light olive oil and squeeze in some freshly squeezed lemon. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

In the News

Agave has been touted as a healthier alternative to standard sugars, but is it really as healthy as everyone thinks? Our registered dietitian at have been digging into this topic and share some thoughts here that might have you re-thinking this sweetener. Read more here

Giving Back

Malaria No More

Each month I spotlight a new organization that needs our help and support to benefit others. Malaria No More is an organization that was born simply with the mission to end malaria's death grip on Africa. With tools such as mosquito nets, medicine, and spraying to eliminate malaria deaths, a little help can make a big impact on many people's lives and livelihoods quickly and affordably. Malaria No More is not a typical global health organization as they are a uniquely entrepreneurial organization with elements of grassroots movements and an on-the-ground implementer.

To learn how you can help shield families from mosquitoes and join the movement to prevent over 850,000 deaths, please visit the Malaria No More website.

Action Items

  • Keep yourself informed by staying up-to-date on food and product recalls
  • With a small donation you can help families protect themselves from Malaria with the use of mosquito nets from Malaria No More.
  • Check out the blog for the latest in health and fitness.

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