Triglycerides

One of the most common questions I get when reviewing biometric screening results with my patients is “What are triglycerides, and what can I do to lower my levels?” Cholesterol gets a lot of attention in the media, but triglycerides seem to be a bit of a mystery to...

An Apple A Day…

Did you know that October is designated as national Apple Month?  "Why, on earth, would we give a fruit such recognition?" you may ask.  Well, actually, scientific research has shown high hopes for health benefits of many kinds that we can gain from eating apples. And...

Let’s not go there…

In today’s health landscape, over 80% of chronic conditions that people suffer from are preventable. This is a fact that brings both hope and frustration. Hope because we have the power to choose not to have chronic disease in your future. Frustrating, because so many...

Drink More Water Without Sacrificing Flavor!

Are you challenged to drink more water for your health because you find it bland and boring? Do you miss the flavor that you used to have before you gave up sugary, chemical-laden soft drinks? Well, the solution is simple!  Infused water! Infused waters have grown in...

Functional Foods: Foods with a Purpose

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics defines a functional food as ‘a food that provides additional health benefits that may reduce disease risk and/or promote good health.’ Oatmeal is one example of a functional food because it naturally contains soluble fiber that...

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