Mediterranean Diet Linked to Improved Cognitive Function in Diabetes

Mediterranean diet may improve cognitive function in diabetes.   Patients with type 2 diabetes who closely followed a Mediterranean diet, which is rich in: fish fruits healthy fats legumes whole grains vegetables experienced greater improvements in cognitive function, and word recognition than those with and without diabetes who ate other diets, including the DASH diet, […]

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The Shocking Costs of Dining Out

Research from the USDA shows that people usually underestimate the number of calories they’re consuming when they eat outside of the home. Why? Outside foods typically have more: calories sodium sugar and saturated fat (fats found from dairy, meat, and coconut and palm oils) Restaurants don’t typically list their hidden calories and their menus may […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

After discussing weight loss tactics with hundreds of patients over the years, a lot of people are trying Intermittent Fasting for weight loss. My job is to give you the facts, so here they are: There is limited long-term research on intermittent fasting and weight loss.  More research is needed to see if behavioral and metabolic changes with intermittent fasting are sustainable. The research that […]

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#1 Tip to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means… The average American can gain up to 5 pounds over the next couple of months. Why? Shorter days, darker days, more time inside, an exponential increase of treats and beverages everywhere we turn. I’ll add stress to the list too, why not? As a […]

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3 Top Exercise at Home Tips

Not sure how to fit an effective workout into your new schedule? Here are my 3 top tips for free, effective, any ability workouts on YouTube (that I actually use) when I don’t have time to go to the gym, or it’s just to cold/hot/crazy outside: 1. For total body conditioning, toning, and getting your heart […]

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Healthy BBQ Side Dishes

Love to attend or host BBQs, but don’t love the typical meat-focused menu? Try something new this summer and bring protein-packed iron-boosting lentils to the party! Here are some lentil-buying tips to get you started (click on the recipe link below for recipes and everything else you need to know about lentils): The most commonly […]

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Healthy Fats Healthy Heart

Need to lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol or raise your “good” HDL cholesterol? Eat some heart healthy avocados! This green pitted creamy tropical fruit can be swapped with your usual butter to upgrade your heart health. Click on the PDF below for some example meal plans to make it easier for you to plan your […]

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