The Truth About Breastfeeding


By Jeanine Dorman, Lactation Consultant with Berks County Breastfeeding Coalition One can’t talk about breastfeeding without talking about the benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the mother as well as the baby. It is species specific and every mother’s milk is specifically designed for her baby. A mother’s milk changes throughout the day … Continue reading The Truth About Breastfeeding

Love Thyself For Long-Lasting Change


by: Debbie Stiller, Director of Wellness and Aquatics / Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex A friend of mine just asked my opinion on wearable fitness trackers. She wonders if seeing that thing on her wrist will motivate her to move.  She is wondering if it will make her more accountable … more able to stick … Continue reading Love Thyself For Long-Lasting Change

Rice Rice Baby


by: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by: Redner’s Markets Checking out at only 10¢ a serving, rice is a budget friendly alternative to potatoes and pasta. Coming in many varieties, rice pairs well with other healthy foods including beans, seafood, chicken, vegetables and even fruit. You may have … Continue reading Rice Rice Baby

Insights in Mental Illness


by: Richard Gardner, President of National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Berks County, PA I am an unmedicated bipolar 2 who has mixed episodes and can have ultra-rapid cycles. By the age of 35, I knew there was something different going on in my life. At that time I called it manic/depression. This was … Continue reading Insights in Mental Illness

Let’s Guac About It


By: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by Redner’s Markets Keeping with the trend, avocados popularity continues to grow. They can be seen anywhere: toast, salads, sandwich toppings, dressings, smoothies, mousses – the list goes on and on! Even as culinary creations continue to evolve, the time-tested favorite way … Continue reading Let’s Guac About It