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Health Tip

Lower Heart Disease Risk with Simple Changes

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Welcome to American Heart Month this February! With the holiday feasts behind us, and perhaps a resolution or two underway, now is the perfect time to focus on heart health. As the novelty of a new year fades, and the rainy season sets in, many of us need a little added encouragement to stay healthy and well. Focusing on the health of our hearts is a great way to keep our other health goals on track, since cardiovascular health is supported by so many other factors, including regular exercise and a low-fat, plant-based diet.

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In the News

Prepare Now to Ward Off Approaching Flu

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Flu season, which generally falls between October and May, has hit the mainland hard this year, with levels reaching epidemic proportions in every state except California and Mississippi. While the numbers remain low in Hawai’i, state health officials predict that we will see a spike in flu activity within a month.
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Health Tip

Eight Foods for your Heart

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With a brand new year right around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce healthy, positive changes into your life and help reduce your risk for obesity.

Eating plant-based foods as often as possible is one of the best things you can do, not only to help prevent obesity, but also for your health and well-being in general. Here are some helpful guidelines to assist you in creating well-balanced, plant-based meals.

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Veggie Quote

“The link between animal products and heart disease is now very well documented. It’s no surprise that half of all Americans develop heart disease, because the typical U.S. diet puts almost everyone at risk.”

-Dean Ornish, MD, head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Thai-Style Green Curry

Additional tasty recipes:

Lasagna with Pesto Cashew Cheeze

Vegan Tortilla Soup

Kale and Apple Salad

Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies

Fresh Cranberry Cocktail

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