Falling for this Season’s Produce

09.30.14 by
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The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning cooler, and kids are back in school, signaling another change in season to fall. Though not associated with summer’s juicy stone-fruits and sweet berries, fall brings its own delicious and nutritious selection of produce that peaks only in the cooler months.

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Packaging and Nutrition Labels: More fiction than fact?

09.23.14 by
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At JumpstartMD we strive to teach everyone about the Nutrition Facts on the back of packaged foods, which can help guide one to make better choices. It is important to read the nutrition facts, but just as important to read the list of ingredients.

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Celebrate the Harvest – Enjoy Real Foods

09.09.14 by
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JumpstartMD is a lifestyle – a lifestyle in which we learn incrementally to appreciate and embrace real foods of the delicious and nutrient packed variety. The kinds of simple yet delicious fare that can not only restore health to our physical bodies, but can also nourish our spirit on a deeper level.

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Sign up for Professor Keltner’s “The Science of Happiness” Course

09.02.14 by
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A couple weekends ago, my partner, Dr. Conrad Lai, and I had the privilege of meeting Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and author of Born To Be Good. The Science of a Meaningful Life.Professor Keltner is the director and one of the founding forces behind the university’s Greater Good Science Center and a pioneer in positive psychology. He is co-leading a free 8-week online course entitled “The Science of Happiness” and beginning on September 9th. The course objectives state, “this 8-week course will reveal how the latest scientific research can help you lead a happy, meaningful life.”

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Easy Ways to Increase Your Physical Activity

08.26.14 by
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Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity

Exercise can be a very intimidating and daunting subject for many. Whether you’re just starting a new routine or looking to build off of your current one, increasing your physical activity is not as challenging as you may think.

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Cooking with Mara – 10 Essential and Basic Cooking Tips

08.19.14 by
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From “Cooking with Mara” here are ten basic cooking tips that will get you on the right track if you are just embarking on your culinary journey. Amazing how delicious simple can be!

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