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Micros Matter!

Roles of Micronutrients: Micronutrients are only needed in small amounts (milligrams (mg)). They're commonly referred to as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that the body uses in thousands of different ways every second of every day to keep us energized, produce...

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Addiction. Affliction. Resurrection.

We’re all familiar with addiction. Look up ‘addicted’ on Google, and two definitions will come up. The first says, ‘physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects.’ Read that again, slowly,...

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3,000 People Take to the Streets in Huntington!

The Marshall University Marathon is this weekend.  On Sunday, November 6 thousands of runners will venture into Huntington and trek across the city in an effort to complete a journey of 13.1 or 26.2 miles. The MU Marathon is one of the more popular runs in our area,...

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Farm to Table – Huntington’s First

This past weekend, I was fortunate to be able to partner with Studio 8, Park Hill Farms, and various local farmers, vendors, and artisans throughout our region to bring the first farm to table dinner to fruition in Huntington, WV. It was a labor of love and took an...

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Mountain Culture – These Roots Run Deep

We all know where WV ranks nationally among health statistics.  How did we get here?  Was it always like this?  What’s the solution? I recently saw a picture from Dreamland pool taken in the 1950’s.  The place was packed!  Interestingly, every single person in the...

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‘We Can Grow Food!’

Agriculture is all the buzz these days.  It seems like everyone is talking about growing food and commercial products.  It’s about time! I recently heard at a conference food is the fastest growing sector of the US economy.  Organic food is the fastest growing...

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Is Your Juice Really Worth the Squeeze?

          When it comes to eating healthy, I am proud to say I am a cheater.  I’m not talking about binge eating on junk food.  I am talking about supercharging with essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.             Juicing and making smoothies is so good...

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Chew On This

Happy holidays everyone!  I almost wrote a column about making healthy food choices this holiday season, then I witnessed Mom whipping up family classics in the kitchen.  Instead I am going to leave you with some food for thought, or thought for food… something like...

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Small Changes with Big Impacts

We’re all familiar with some form of the expression ‘losing weight is about burning more than you take in’.  I agree with this statement.  However before I delve deeper into the subject I would like to add that while cutting and burning calories is an effective tool...

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Have the Best Morning Ever

The phrase 'morning person' is certainly relative. It's a fact that some of us operate better in the wee hours of the early morning sun, and others of us feel most energized mid-day. There are even more than a select few of us who would certainly wear the label 'night...

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Food & Mood

What’s the number one prescribed medication in the country? Not pain killers, not drugs for treating heart disease, not even medications addressing a very common concern, heartburn. The most commonly prescribed medications currently being filled are for treatment of...

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Reflection of a Race through Fallen Timbers

After weeks of promotion, preparation, coordination and a little trailblazing, the Third Annual Race Through Fallen Timbers has come and gone.  When the dust had settled and the last few runners limped their way down the hill I was entirely wiped out.  I looked to my...

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Fat is Our Friend

March 3, 2017 | Park Ferguson, Health and Wellness Contributor   For a long time we have been led to believe ‘fat makes you fat’.  Which makes sense in theory.  However modern science reveals that it is actually the opposite: fat is in fact really good for us....

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Gardening 101

March 17, 2017 | Park Ferguson, Health & Wellness Contributor Are you eager to raise a garden this year but limited on time, space or good soil?  Consider growing in raised beds. Growing in raised beds can be a quick solution to several gardening woes and is an...

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What’s Budding in Appalachia

March 31, 2017| Park Ferguson, Health & Wellness Contributor   Spring is in bloom and there are a lot of amazing things happening all over Appalachia!  From schools to businesses, and individuals to nonprofit organizations; people are getting fired up about...

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The Journey of Nourishing a Community

May 13, 2017 | Park Ferguson The story of the Wayne County Farmers Cooperative providing lettuce to the schools has been well documented. Thanks to our farmers, our students will enjoy fresh, healthy, nutritious lettuce in salads and sandwiches for the remainder of...

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Pumpkin for Dayzzzz

October 31, 2017 | Lacy Davidson, Functional Medicine Practitioner   'Tis the season for everything pumpkin! It's no wonder why pumpkin season goes on and on with #PSL being sipped up until Easter, almost! This month only I've roasted two, small pie pumpkins, and...

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