Essentia Health, Food + Dining Features, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

Eat More Veggies! – Three Easy Ways to Guarantee You Eat Your Vegetables

{Guest post from Jean Larson, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors.} Do you struggle to get enough vegetables each day? I encourage all my patients to shoot for four to six cups of vegetables every day. One strategy that helps you increase your vegetable intake, and your… Read More Eat More Veggies! – Three Easy Ways to Guarantee You Eat Your Vegetables

Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Gardens and Outdoor spaces

How Master Gardeners are Empowering the Minnesota Public

{Guest post from Master Gardener and Extension Educator for the University of Minnesota’s – Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Jackie Froemming} The Master Gardener Volunteer Program uses research-based horticulture knowledge and practices to inspire change and promote healthy people, communities, and environment. Extension Educators have developed educational toolkits for volunteers to use in their communities to… Read More How Master Gardeners are Empowering the Minnesota Public

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Recipes + Food, Self Care + Wellness

Four Ways to Naturally Balance Blood Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson; licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. People with diabetes aren’t the only ones who need to lower their blood sugar levels. The American Diabetes Association says 1 in 3 American adults has pre-diabetes, which means their blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal… Read More Four Ways to Naturally Balance Blood Sugar

Brainerd Lakes Area, Self Care + Wellness

Finding Your Inner Ommmm | Holistic Well-Being in the Brainerd Lakes Area

If you’ve been on an airplane, you’ve heard the safety schpeel that takes place on every flight. As part of this pre-takeoff instruction, passengers are always directed: “Put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others.” Flight attendants encourage parents to help themselves before helping their child or children. While it’s a hard pill to… Read More Finding Your Inner Ommmm | Holistic Well-Being in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Essentia Health, Recipes + Food, Summer, Uncategorized

The Secrets for Eating Healthy at Summer Social Events

A guest post from Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Summer is just around the corner and as temperatures warm up, we’ll begin attending more barbecues, weddings and trips to the beach or cabin. Many of these social gatherings revolve around food and drink. If you are trying to eat healthier, summer can… Read More The Secrets for Eating Healthy at Summer Social Events

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors Most Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. In comparison, our paleolithic ancestors consumed an estimated 20 teaspoons in a year. But we’re not digging into the sugar bowl. Instead, most of the sugar we eat… Read More Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Cleaning

Never Buy Cleaning Products Again | Top Essential Oils For Cleaning Your House

Essential oils are a versatile item to have in your home. They smell amazing and can be used for a ton of physical issues and ailments, but they can also sanitize your home, and get it feeling nice and clean. They are a natural antibacterial agent which makes for a great homemade cleaner for your home.… Read More Never Buy Cleaning Products Again | Top Essential Oils For Cleaning Your House