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5 Cancer-Fighting Foods You Can Sneak Into Your Holiday Recipes

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There are many wonderful aspects of the holiday season, way too many to list here. But for many of us, one of the best parts, hands-down, has to be eating our fill of deliciousness. Whether it’s brie bites, buttered mashed potatoes, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, frosted sugar cookies, or all of the above—we can always count on this time of year to usher in a higher-than-normal level of tastiness. And why wouldn’t we take full advantage of it?
So it’s probably safe to assume that when enjoying all of these delectable dishes, getting a balanced amount of essential vitamins and nutrients isn’t your top priority. Believe it or not, though, there is a way you can have your holiday cake, and eat it, too. That means instead of skipping out on all the festive, flavorful foods, you can add a nutritional boost to support overall health—and prevent cancer while you’re at it.
While cancer prevention includes more than just eating a healthy diet, there is a surprising connection between food and ca…

Why An Imperfect Holiday Is Best For Your Health

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What do you consider to be the perfect holiday? Maybe there’s snow on the ground, or perhaps you’re in a tropical paradise. Is there a toasty fire and eggnog, or hot chocolate and a twinkling tree? While we may have these visions of what an idyllic holiday is supposed to look like, most of us have a much different experience. And you know what? It’s better that way.
Leave the winter wonderlands, sleigh rides and jingle bells to the songs and movies. Instead of overspending, overdoing and overeating to achieve a storybook holiday, let’s focus on enjoying, relaxing and embracing a one-of-a-kind celebration. Not only will you have more fun, your health may benefit, too.
To help you make the most of your wonderfully, imperfect holiday season, we asked Sheila Warren, RN, GMC's Wellness Navigatorfor simple ways to just that. With her help, we came up with these 5 tips to help you recapture the joy of the season, while also supporting your overall well-being:
1.Reset your expectations. Whe…

No Thermometer, No Problem: 6 Ways To Tell If You Have A Fever

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If you remember one thing about the month of December, remember this: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. The holly-jolly festivities have already begun (and it’s only the first week), including everything from gift shopping, and menu planning to attending family gatherings and festive office parties, and the fun won’t stop until the New Year. While all of this holiday cheer is what makes this time of year so special, nothing drains your energy faster.
So when you’re lying in bed at the end of yet another long day, feeling totally exhausted, you may be tempted to brush the tiredness off as nothing more than festive fatigue. Unfortunately, though, it could be something more. Did someone say fever?
There’s only one way to know for sure; thank goodness for thermometers. Of course, that’s only if you can find where you stashed it the last time. But if you can’t seem to track it down, what should you do? 
Tik Pau, MD, a primary care provider with GMG's Bostock Family Medicine, provides 6 Way…