Education

  • Peppermint

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    Peppermint (Mentha piperita), a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, is also used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid digestion. Because it has a calming and numbing effect, it has been used to treat headaches, skin irritations, anxiety associated with depression, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, and flatulence. It is also an ingredient […]

  • Added Sugar Culprits

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    We all know that eating a few donuts or candy bars each day isn’t the idea of a healthy diet. But sometimes even so-called ‘healthy’ foods can be loaded with added sugars that negatively impact our health. Why should I worry about added sugars in my diet? There are multiple reasons why limiting added sugars […]

  • Alcohol and Diabetes

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    How is alcohol metabolized? The nutrients protein, carbohydrates, and fat can be stored in our bodies, but alcohol cannot. For this reason, it takes priority over everything else in order to be metabolized; doing so means that all of the other processes that should be taking place are being interrupted. Other nutrients need to be […]

  • Goji Power Bars

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    These tasty gluten-free, dairy-free bars are low in added sugar. At just over 100 calories a serving, they’re a simple, healthy, on-the-go option. Try it as a post-workout snack between meals or as a dessert. Ingredients: 1 cup blanched almond flour (such as Bob’s Red Mill) 1 TB coconut flour (such as Bob’s Red Mill) […]

  • Poached Eggs on Portobello Mushrooms

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    Get creative with this tasty, low-carb breakfast dish! Cook, then add tomatoes, red bell peppers or your   favorite veggie on top of the mushrooms  before you add the goat cheese. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients: 2 large portobello mushrooms Freshly ground Sea salt and pepper, to taste 1 TB olive oil 2 thick round slices of […]

  • Greek Salad with Homemade Dressing

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    Makes 1 salad. Ingredients:  choose organic versions, if possible 3 oz. Baked or grilled chicken 2 c baby spinach 1 c romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped 1 c  red bell peppers, seeded and sliced  into small strips 1/4 of a red onion, sliced into small strips 1 plum tomato, chopped 1/4 c chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed […]

  • Exercises for the Body, Heart, Soul, & Mind

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    For the Body: Each time you hit the pavement for a brisk walk or cycle the minutes away on your bike, you’re doing more than improving your lab values- you’re protecting your heart. When you engage in aerobic activity, you help strengthen your heart & keep your blood vessels from constricting- critical in preventing heart […]

  • Garlic-spiked Broccoli & Mushrooms with Rosemary

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    Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 tb chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp dried) Freshly ground pepper & salt, to taste Directions: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add mushrooms […]