Lifestyle & Health

2017 Year in Review: Lifestyle & Health

Today, we start our month-long look-back at 2017. What a year it was! We learned so much about healthy living from Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC. Let’s take a look!

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FERTILITY LOGIA: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: 10 Important Things to Know

Ever heard of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? In this month’s Fertility Logia, learn 10 important things you need to know about this common disorder.

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Food Intolerances: When the Mediterranean Diet Can Do More Harm than Good

The Mediterranean Diet is well known for its amazing health benefits. But can it do more harm than good for some people? The answer is yes! Find out why.

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Are you a Greek-Kefi Woman? Find out!

Time for some Kiki Kefi! This month, Kiki talks about the women who lead a Greek-Kefi life, and discusses just what makes a kefi-filled life – and why you need to live it. Read on to find out!

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Greek Honey: More than Just a Superfood [Part 1]

Just in time for National Honey Month, learn about Greek honey and find out why it’s been more than just a superfood for thousands of years.

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FERTILITY LOGIA: 10 Must-Know Quotes on Not Giving Up

Fertility issues can cause lots of stress. Don’t give up! In this month’s Dr. Angeline Beltsos, MD of Vios Fertility Institute shares these 10-must-know quotes to help you through. Print & save this list!

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Jewel School: What’s a Komboskini and What’s it For?

Do you have a Komboskini? Have you ever worn one? Read on to discover the history and purpose of these prayer ropes worn by Greek Orthodox faithful.

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Long Telomeres: How to Get Them — Greek Style! [Part 2]

Recently we revealed that to live a long and healthy life, we need to effectively turn back the clock on the aging of our telomeres. Here’s how to do it.

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Telomeres: The Secret to a Long, Healthy Life — Greek Style! [Part 1]

Have you heard of telomeres? Looks like they hold the key to living a long, healthy life. Learn the secret to a long, healthy life — Greek style!

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FERTILITY LOGIA: PGD – 5 Things You Can’t Afford to NOT Know

Dr. Angeline Beltsos, MD is back with more Fertility Logia. This month, she discusses Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis—what it is and why you need to know.

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Fertility Logia: 5 Things You Need to Know about Fertility Medicine

Trying to get pregnant? In this month’s Fertility Logia, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, MD reveals 5 things you need to know about fertility medicine.

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Supercharge Your Gemista: How to Prepare it the Most Healthful Way

Do you love stuffed vegetables — gemista? Read on to learn how you can prepare this favorite Greek food in the most healthful way possible. Who’s got the best recipe?

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Fertility Logia: Obesity and Fertility — What You Need to Know

Did you know that obesity affects fertility? Find out how, and get tips on how to get back on track, in this month’s Fertility Logia.

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KEFI: Thalassa

Feeling the KEFI today? If not, you just might need some vitamin SEA! Read on to find out why you need to get to the thalassa for a KEFI — and life — recharge!

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How Your Ancient Greek Roots Can Help You Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year

Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to Ancient Greece. Discover how the ancients celebrated & how you can celebrate the Ancient Greek way.

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Fertility Logia: 10 Things to Know about Miscarriage

Many women are struggling in their quest for motherhood. Let’s be sensitive to them. Here are the top 10 critical considerations about miscarriage.

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6 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy Greek Property

Opportunities abound for buying property, however, the process can be daunting. Here are 6 things you need to know before you buy Greek property.

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Iperoxo Prosopo: Top 5 Skin Treatments that Can Improve Your Skin

Ever wonder what type of professional skin care treatment or facial to book for your skin’s condition and concerns? Learn about the top 5 skin treatments.

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3 Greek Lifestyle Habits You Need to Adopt Now

There are 3 Greek lifestyle habits that you need to incorporate in your life right now. Here’s why you need to learn them, and how to implement them.

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Fertility Logia: Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Egg Freezing

Will I ever have children? When? If you’d like to have kids someday, egg freezing may be an option. Here are top 10 things you need to know.

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Iperoxo Prosopo: The Connection Between Your Lifestyle and Skin Health

Got skin issues? In today’s Iperoxo Prosopo, Licensed Esthetician Peg Karadimas explains how habits, nutrition, and lifestyle affect your skin health.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Add Beets to Your Mediterranean Diet

Are you following the Mediterranean Diet? Looking for a dish that helps improve your health? Beets may be the dish you’re looking for! Read on to see why.

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Fertility Logia: Testing your Genetic Code

Dr. Angeline Beltsos, MD of Vios Fertility Institute reveals another important component of fertility — genetic code. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Still Achieve Your New Year Goals

Have you slacked off on your New Year goals? Discover how the wisdom of the ancients can help you refocus and get back on track.

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Iperoxo Prosopo: Top 10 Skin Conditions and Concerns

In this 3rd installment of the ‘Iperoxo Prosopo’ articles, Licensed Esthetician Peg Karadimas reveals the top 10 skin conditions and concerns. Find out what they are.

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Vilia Soap Company: Greece In Your Hands

Meet an American who left a high-flying career to settle in Greece. At Vilia Soap Company, she maximizes the potential of nature’s bounty. Get a coupon too!

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Fertility Logia: Top 10 Must-Know Facts about the Uterus

We’ve examined the egg and sperm. In this month’s Fertility Logia, let’s talk about the uterus. Check out these 10 must-know facts about the uterus.

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Kefi-Brain Strong: Get the Right Mindset

Yeia sou! Hope it’s Kefi-filled New Year! The right mindset will help set you up for success. I like to call this, ‘Kefi-Brain Strong’.

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Iperoxo Prosopo: Mediterranean Skin and Facials

Next in the ‘Iperoxo Prosopo’ series learn the importance genetics plays in the facial room and how it relates to Mediterranean skin types.

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Spanakopita: Possibly the World’s Healthiest Take-Out

Spanakopita (spinach pie), a traditional Greek dish, can help you get healthy! Its main ingredient, spinach, is a superfood! Read on to learn more.

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Iperoxo Prosopo: The Anatomy of Amazing Skin Care

Making New Year’s Resolutions? In this new series, ‘Iperoxo Prosopo’, Licensed Esthetician Peg Karadimas will show you how to achieve great skin for 2017.

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Fertility Logia: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sperm Health

In this next installment of Fertility Logia, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, MD of Vios Fertility Institute talks about the importance of sperm health.

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2016 Year in Review: KikiKEFI

Chief KEFI Correspondent Kiki Vale spread the KEFI and kept us going all year long. Let’s take a look back at KikiKEFI 2016.

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2016 Year in Review: Health Coach Roula Marinos Papamihail

This year, Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC, showed us ways to get healthy. Let’s take a look back at her fascinating articles.

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“Better Than” Melomakarona

Last year Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC showed us how to make healthier kourambiedes. This time she takes on melomakarona.

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Fertility Logia: Just Need a Good Egg

For those who are trying to get pregnant, a good egg is one of the most important things for which to ask Santa. Read on for Fertility Logia from Dr. Angeline Beltsos, MD.

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Harness Ancient Greek Wisdom of Evdaimonia for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time again when we set goals for the New Year and make our resolutions. Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC shows us how to tap into the ancient Greek wisdom of evdaimonia for successful resolutions.

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Fertility Logia: 10 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

Dr. Angeline Beltsos is asked many questions regarding fertility, and people always ask about diet. In anticipation of Thanksgiving she gives us some Fertility Logia: 10 ways to boost your fertility this season.

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Probiotics: Superfoods of the Mediterranean Diet

Listen to Yiayia! It’s good for you! Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC talks about probiotics in the Mediterranean Diet, and why they’re so good for us.

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Mediterranean Diet is Loaded with Prebiotic Superfoods

We all know the Mediterranean Diet is the healthiest way to eat. It’s so loaded with superfoods, it should wear a cape! Lifestyle & Health Correspondent Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC explains.

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KIKI KEFI: Ways to Cultivate KEFI-Family

Yiasas! Welcome back for your monthly dose of KIKI KEFI with Kiki Vale! This time, let’s reflect on KEFI-Family and 4 ways you can cultivate KEFI in your household.

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Your ‘Greek Eating Habits’ May Not Be Serving You-Part 2

In Part 1, Roula Marinos Papamihail examined some of the ‘Greek eating habits’ that are beneficial and worth following. In Part 2, she discusses the ‘Greek eating habits’ that DON’T serve us.

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Your ‘Greek Eating Habits’ May Not Be Serving You-Part 1

The Mediterranean Diet is arguably the healthiest way to eat. But did you know that some of your Greek eating habits may not be serving you? Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail explains in the first of a 2-part series.

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#KefiLife for Longevity: Live to 100!

Yiasas!  Welcome back for another dose of KIKI KEFI! This time, let’s talk about how a KEFI-filled life can help you live to 100. #KefiLife is a recipe for longevity!

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Greek Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts Does a Body Good

Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts is a staple in Greek homes. Did you know that this meal really does a body good? Roula Marinos Papamihail explains.

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Why You Should Meditate Like the Ancient Greeks

Do you meditate? Ever thought about it? Why or why not? Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC tells us why we should be like the Ancient Greeks and meditate.

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KEFI: Get it through Vibrant Summer Skin

Yeia sou! I love when you stop by for some KEFI-Positive Energy! Here we’ll talk about how to get KEFI from the sun — and safely, with tips on how to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

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Dandelion Greens: the Greek Superfood

Bring on the horta! Dandelion Greens are so good for you, they are a veritable superfood! Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail explains.

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Avoid Weight Gain While Vacationing in Greece

For many, a vacation in Greece ends with the pleasant surprise of unintended weight loss. But for others, vacation results in just the opposite. Here are some tips to avoid vacation weight gain.

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Easter Special Section 2016

Thanks for supporting our Easter Special Section 2016.

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KEFI: Who Has A Bright Future?

In today’s dose of Kiki KEFI, we’ll reflect on an honorable invitation that made me think about college, what it takes to be the best, and is there only one path to a bright future.

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Bakaliaros and Skordalia: a Heathy Synergy

We typically eat bakaliaros and skordalia together. We know it tastes great, but most don’t know that this particular combination of foods offers nutritional benefits as well.

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KEFI: Wrestler

Yiasou fee-leh! It’s rewarding to have this opportunity at WindyCity Greek to spread KEFI in the name of Positive Energy; and this day we link energy to an ancient Greek sport.

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Wisdom of the Ancients: When Kids Are Right & We’re Wrong

Parenting is a full-time job, full of challenges and responsibilities. Lifestyle Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail reveals that sometimes our kids are right and we’re wrong,  and the wisdom of the ancients proves it.

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KEFI: Creativity and Passion Inspire Hellenistic Ethos

Yiasou fee-leh! (Hello my friend!) Thank you for returning for your dose of Kiki KEFI. This month we will talk about beauty that inspires us, and reignites our inner Hellenistic ethos.

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The Amazing Power of the Greek Salad

Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail of MyHealthySoma discusses the tremendous health benefits of the Greek salad.

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OPA-cize Comes to Chicago

Australia’s popular Greek-inspired fitness craze, OPA-cize™, has arrived in Chicago.

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KEFI: 55th Wedding Anniversary – PERSEVERANCE

Yiasou fee-leh! (Hello my friend!) Thank you for returning for your dose of Kiki KEFI. This month we’ll discuss family, commitment, and perseverance, plus some tips we learned this holiday season.

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Wow Your Thanksgiving Guests with Creative Decor

Mary Mazzeffi loves the holidays. Every year, she shares creative ideas to put some flair into your holiday decor.

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Philautia and the Holidays

Don’t forget about philautia, Greek for self-love, during the stressful holiday season.

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Hippocrates had KEFI- Essential Oils have KEFI

It’s time for your monthly dose of Kiki’s KEFI – Positive Energy for Life!

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Sirtaki, Bouzouki and Fried Potatoes

Certified Holistic Health Coach Roula Marinos Papamihail joins WindyCity Greek as a Lifestyle & Health Columnist. She’ll be writing about health, nutrition, and overall well-being. Today she shows us how to make our Greek fries healthier.

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KEFI – Bucket List

Kiki’s Kefi is now appearing at WindyCity Greek! Life is short! Join Kiki on a Kefi-inspired path to a better life.

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