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Stay Connected to Reduce Stress

From eNewsletter 1/25/2023

DID YOU KNOW that there is a way for parents to stay connected to their children and reduce stress at the same time? A survey by the American Heart Association published the following results:

  • Up to 91% of parents report lower levels of stress among their family when they connect regularly over a meal, and doing so helps boost self-esteem and improve social connection, particularly for kids.

  • Overall, most people say they eat alone about half of the time, but 84% of adults wish they could share a meal with others more often.

  • More than half of those surveyed say they are more likely to make healthier food choices when eating with other people but that they have difficulty aligning schedules with their friends or family to do so.

Given that 65% of adults surveyed said they are at least somewhat stressed, and more than a quarter are very or extremely stressed, should you not make a point to try to eat together? For older persons, making an effort to schedule plans with family and friends should be a priority.


Services Update

Ice Chips Alert If you consume the non-glycemic candy Ice Chips from us, this alert is only for those who are corn intolerant or blood type B. Please be advised that Ice Chips are no longer made with birch bark xylitol. They are made with corn-based xylitol. For this reason, we do not recommend consuming Ice Chips if you have a corn intolerances or are blood type B. Xylichew Gum, which is the other xylitol product we dispense, still uses birch bark xylitol, so is okay for corn intolerants and blood type B's.. Pet Wellness Start your pets off right this year with our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018). Carolyn Martinelli a.k.a. "Coach Care" is available to answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly.

Steve Minsky MS, HWC As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he will analyze and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More information on Steve's services.

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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

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