| Posted On Aug 14, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Laura

When she was pregnant with her first and only child in 1996, Laura developed gestational diabetes. With the help of a special diet prescribed by her doctor, her diabetes went away after her daughter was born. But almost four years to the day after she had her daughter, Laura’s diabetes returned. With a healthy diet, good lifestyle habits, and Metformin, she was able to keep her blood sugar under control. She didn’t need to take insulin regularly.

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| Posted On Jul 23, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Erick

While at Disney World for his brother’s wedding in December 2012, Erick noticed that the rides’ seat belts fit snugly around his waist.

With a family history of diabetes and obesity, this was the final push Erick needed. He realized that it was time to take control of his health or face a myriad of health problems later in life.

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| Posted On Mar 06, 2014 | By:

The De-Stress Diet

What’s stressing you out?  Is it your job? Family relationships? Finances? How about the weather?  Whatever’s eating away at you, chances are pretty good it’s also affecting the way you eat and your weight.  And that in turn affects your health.

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| Posted On Feb 11, 2014 | By:

Give Your Heart Some Love, Too!

Since Valentine’s Day is this Friday and February is American Heart Month, I thought it only appropriate to write about the most important way you can show your heart a little extra love. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, and many of the risk factors for this disease are diet and lifestyle-related and largely preventable. The American Heart Association urges everyone to follow a Heart Healthy Diet in order to reduce your risk,

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2014 | By:

5 Reasons To Eat More Plants

Remember when vegetarians were thought of as tree-hugging, long-haired hippies who got a strange satisfaction out of depriving themselves of good food?  Well, times are definitely changing.  There’s been a quiet movement underway for the past few years, and it seems to me that plant-based diets are really starting to appeal to the masses.

According to recent statistics compiled by the Vegetarian Resource Group, almost half of all Americans eat a vegetarian meal at least once per week,

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| Posted On Nov 13, 2013 | By:

Fiber, Fiber, Everywhere… But Is It All The Same?

We all know it’s good to eat more fiber.  Unfortunately, most Americans don’t get anywhere near the recommended 30 grams of fiber each day.  In fact, the average intake is only around 10-15 grams per day for most of us.  To help inch us closer to our goal, food manufacturers have started adding fiber to anything and everything.  It’s now in yogurt, cottage cheese, breakfast bars, and even some beverages,

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| Posted On Jun 20, 2013 | By:

Super Foods and Nutrition Tips for Men

June is Men’s Health Month, which means it’s a great time to check in with your health care providers and make sure you’re doing all you can to stay healthy.  In addition to regular screening tests, don’t forget to give your diet a check-up.  Eating well and watching your weight is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age.

Men of all ages should include several servings of Super Foods (foods which have extra nutrients and anti-aging and disease-fighting properties) in their diets each week. 

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| Posted On May 30, 2013 | By:

More Reasons to Eat a Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is making news again all over the place.  Newest research confirms what we thought – a Mediterranean-style diet is a healthy way to eat, because it can help reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and even help to preserve memory.

Here’s a quick summary of three recent studies:

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| Posted On Apr 17, 2013 | By:

Top 10 Questions Women Ask Their Primary Care Doctor, Part 2

About two weeks ago, I published the first 4 of the top 10 questions women ask their primary care doctor.  Here is part 2, which contains the next 3 questions – #6 – 4, as I’m counting down to the top 3.

I stressed this in the first post but do not want the message to get lost: whatever questions you may have for your doctor or any of your primary care providers about your body or your health,

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| Posted On Mar 05, 2013 | By:

National Nutrition Month 2013 – Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

It’s March, which means National Nutrition Month, and the message from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is this:  there is no right or wrong, one-size-fits-all diet.  Instead, starting right now, everyone is encouraged to stop stressing about food rules, good vs. bad foods, and feeling like eating healthy means giving up your favorite foods.

Their recommendation is to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day, and include the foods you love as part of a healthful eating plan. 

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