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Should You Go Gluten Free?

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“Gluten-Free” is a hot, trendy topic right now in the health and nutrition world. From bread and cookies to chips and cereals, a person can find a gluten-free option for almost every product in their local store these days. Should you go gluten free? That’s something for you and...

Sugar and Its Effects on the Body

By now, most people know that too much sugar in one’s diet isn’t good for the body. Some studies have suggested that sugar is just as bad as alcohol or tobacco in terms of how toxic it is. But, how and why is it really bad for us? And what truly are sugar’s effects on the body?...

Insomnia: Get A Better Night’s Sleep

If you suffer from insomnia, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a quite common condition. Although there are different kinds of insomnia, it is one of the most common sleeping disorders. Thirty to 35 percent of American adults experience brief insomnia, 15 to 20 percent experience...

Meet Dietitian Ashley Wheeler, MS, RD, LD-N

This past month dietitian Ashley Wheeler, MS, RD, LD-N has been brought onto our team. We are very excited to have her services available to our patients.  She is passionate, experienced, pleasant, energetic and helpful. She is bringing a new approach and working collaboratively...

The Benefits of Superfoods in Your Diet

You’ve probably heard the word “superfood” used frequently in recent years. Nutritionists and other health experts have expressed that certain foods are powerful enough to help reduce risks of diseases. Why? These foods are lower in calories, sugar, and sodium, while being packed...

Selecting and Serving Produce Safely

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As you enjoy fresh produce, follow these safe handling tips to help protect yourself and your family. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry a wide variety of nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables. However, harmful bacteria that...

Pros and Cons of Taking a Multivitamin

Should you take a multivitamin? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.” People should be getting the majority of their nutrients through their diet. Multivitamins should be included in a diet with good reason, and are usually best and recommended for people who are not getting...

The Healthy Prediabetic Diet

Prediabetes (borderline diabetes) is a condition that usually develops before type 2 diabetes appears in a person. As a prediabetic, a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, yet not high enough to be considered diabetic. According to the Centers for Disease...

Best Foods for the Heart

Every 42 seconds, a person in the United States dies from heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death. As of this year, more than 17.3 million people die each year from the disease. From 2003 to 2013, the number of people who died from heart disease...

Cabbage is Healthy and its Crunch is Fun!

Here is the latest salad creation that was a both a personal and family hit. I like cabbage because it adds bulk, flavor and crunch to my lunch. I use shredded cabbage in wraps and it is terrific sauteed. A head of cabbage keeps in the fridge for weeks, unlike lettuce which...

Why Are Supplements Important?

Supplements are things like pills and powders that contain nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that are intended to supplement a person’s normal intake through diet.  Because high amounts of processing and other industrial production methods leave foods lacking in many...