When it comes to holiday treats, Sun Health registered dietitian Tracy Garrett is no Scrooge. How can I eat healthy during the holidays, when there are so many tempting treats? Moderation can be a tough pill to swallow any time of year. But, the “M” word can be a real “bah-humbugger” during the holidays when food, glorious food, is everywhere.…
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In comedienne Anita Renfroe’s musical ode to fiber, aptly named “Fiber,” she recites a long list of ills associated with aging and declares that fiber is the cure. “You just need fiber, it’s what you need. When you are full of fiber my friend, you are full indeed.” I also like to sing the praises of fiber, but it is so much more than a “filler upper.” Let’s start with some basic fiber facts.…
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The Mediterranean-style of eating is based on the traditional way of eating in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is not a “diet.” Research has shown that anyone adopting this traditional style of eating will gain many health benefits that help prevent and manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, COPD and others.…
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Consuming natural foods, along with cutting out salt, will have you eating well and avoiding heart disease iStockPhoto – provided by Next Avenue High blood pressure, also known as “the silent killer,” is an epidemic in our nation. It typically has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don’t realize they have it, which is why we must all get it checked regularly.…
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The story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer offers a number of life lessons for all of us; lessons like believing in yourself, appreciating differences and setting a goal and sticking with it. If you delve a little deeper into this classic holiday story, you’ll also find lessons about good nutrition, proper exercise and reducing stress. Eat Well, Jingle Bell – A memorable line from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is “Eat, papa, eat,” spoken by Mrs.…
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As we age, we’re often introduced to a myriad of unwelcome guests in our bodies, including diabetes, arthritis, and even food sensitivities (all of which can develop or worsen as we get older). But while these conditions may require an adjustment period to become your new normal, accommodating health concerns like food sensitivities is an important step toward comprehensive wellness.…
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