Entries by Jay Wojcik

Healthy Lombard Looking for 2018 Health Heroes

Healthy Lombard is now accepting nominations for its annual Health Heroes recognition, which honors individuals families, and/or businesses who have made a noticeable effort to improve their health and wellness during the past year. The individuals who are chosen for the Health Heroes recognition will receive their awards at the Mach 2019 Healthy Lombard partners’ […]

Winter is Coming

College of DuPage Nursing Student Lee Minyoung.Winter in Chicago is brutal! The lakes freeze up, snow is everywhere, and the streets need to be consistently shoveled. Average high temperatures in Chicago typically range from 30 to 38 degrees F and the average annual snowfall is ~ 37 inches. When the cold temperature hit our body, […]

Don’t Worry About All the Calories on Thanksgiving

 Jacqueline Andriakos wrote in SELF’s Food Healthy Eating section  that during the week leading up to Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get wrapped up in healthy side dish recipes, tips for avoiding holiday weight gain, and pre-turkey workouts that make room for an extra slice of pie. But for some people, all that strategizing sucks the joy right out of a day that’s […]

Thanksgiving Cauliflower Substitutes

College of DuPage Nursing Student Nikita Sojka suggests that you can replace those high carb ingredients with low carb cauliflower in your Thanksgiving sides. Your children will not be able to taste the difference.   INGREDIENTS      4 tbsp. butter 1 onion, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced […]

Have You Heard of Teal Pumpkin?

Born out of one mom’s desire to help ensure that children with food allergies would not feel left out on Halloween, the Teal Pumpkin Project®, now in its fourth year as a national awareness campaign led by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), has spread far and wide – reaching millions across the U.S. and beyond […]

To skip or not to skip breakfast: that is the question

CAITLIN DOW shared in NutritionAction.com Health Tips that  Prevention.com in March declared “Eating breakfast jump-starts metabolism.”  “The idea that breakfast is important for weight or that it kick-starts your metabolism is well ingrained,” says Enhad Chowdhury, a teaching fellow at the University of Bath in England. “And people who typically consume breakfast do weigh less than those who skip.” (Roughly […]

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institute on Aging shared that over time, people with Alzheimer’s disease become less able to manage around the house. For example, they may forget to turn off the oven or the water, how to use the phone during an emergency, which things around the house are dangerous, and where things are in their own home. […]