January 7, 2017

Essential Oils 101

On Target Living sat down with the experts to discuss everything there is to know about essential oils and how they can be used to treat common ailments and provide greater balance. Take a look… What are essential oils and why are they used? Essential oils are simply the oil distilled from flowers, leaves and roots of wild or organically grown plants. In other words, they are the lifeblood of the plants. Essential oils date […]
January 7, 2017

What You Need To Know About These Popular Inflammatory and Autoimmune Issues

It seems the rates of inflammatory and autoimmune associated issues have continued to rise year after year. Did you know Americans make 104 million visits to the doctor every year due to poor digestion? Inflammatory bowel disorders, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, cost $1.7 billion every year, and doctors write millions of prescriptions to combat the related symptoms. Some of these newly popular issues were not even on the radar screen hundreds of years […]
January 7, 2017

Words of Wisdom from 93 Year- Old Dietitian

A recent participant in our audience suggested we contact his Mother who has been a Dietitian since 1945. Luckily, we were able to track dear Alice down to learn her life story and the secrets to aging well. Here is our one- on- one interview with Alice. Alice grew up in Englewood, New Jersey just across the George Washington Bridge and now lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She became a Dietitian in 1945 and just […]
January 7, 2017

8 Tips For Healthy Bones

In honor of National Bone & Joint Health Action Week October 12-20, we thought we would write a post on simple tips for making your bones strong and healthy. Let’s begin by asking a few questions. Is it possible to have healthy bones without taking calcium supplements? Are bone medications necessary as you age? What can you do if you have joint pain or arthritis? Think about these questions for a minute. Why do we […]
January 7, 2017
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The Focus, Energy and Drive of the Best Marathon Runners

One of my favorite weekends in Chicago is the Chicago Marathon weekend. This usually happens the second Sunday of October. This year it was Sunday, October 9, 2016. People come from near and far to run this race because of the beauty of the course and the talent it draws in. The course stretches through many amazing neighborhoods of Chicago and has a long stretch along the magnificent lakeshore. This event is such a fun […]
January 7, 2017
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Family Meals Are Important

We don’t remember the things we buy, but we remember the food we eat, and whom we eat it with. This is especially true of family meals. Unfortunately, in the United States we have gotten away from cooking meals at home and now tend to eat more for flavor and convenience. The United States actually cooks less than any other nation and studies show that when rates of home cooking go down, obesity rates go […]
 

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