Perks of Homegrown Fruits & Vegetables

A favorite summer memory of many Wisconsinites is the taste of a freshly-picked, homegrown tomato still warm from the sun’s rays. Food straight from the garden just tastes better – ever wonder why? Read on to hear our top reasons for choosing home- or locally-grown produce.   Gardening as a lifelong hobby Gardening is a … Continue reading Perks of Homegrown Fruits & Vegetables

Dark Chocolate: Your New Favorite Health Food

-Saturday, July 7th is World Chocolate Day! You may have heard that dark chocolate can be good for heart health. Today, we explain what, why, and how much to enjoy to reap this delicious treat’s benefits. Let's take a step back in time... As far back as 600 AD, the ancient Mayans revered the cocoa … Continue reading Dark Chocolate: Your New Favorite Health Food

5 Health Benefits of Yoga

June 21st is the International Day of Yoga -- Val Koschnick, RDN, RYT-200 breaks down her top 5 reasons why yoga is for everyone.   Increased Flexibility & Strength All too often I hear folks say, “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga”. If this is how you feel, then you are in the PERFECT … Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Yoga

Nutrition Strategies for GERD

Many people experience indigestion from time to time, but when it occurs frequently, it could be an indication of gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD. This condition affects about 20 percent of Americans of all ages. Many pregnant women as well as people who are overweight suffer from GERD. GERD is a digestive disorder in which stomach … Continue reading Nutrition Strategies for GERD

Nutrition for Men

Men and women differ in many ways, including their nutritional requirements. Many problems related to nutrition are common in both men and women, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Men, however, do have unique nutrition considerations in order to maintain optimal health. Men generally need to consume more calories than women due to having … Continue reading Nutrition for Men

How to grow your own Food

Nothing compares to the taste of a tomato just picked from the vine. Gardening is a fun and satisfying physical activity that gives you access to fresh, affordable produce. Here are a few easy steps to get started with gardening and growing your own nutritious food. 1. Know what grows. When buying plants, ask which … Continue reading How to grow your own Food

Tips to get your Kids to eat more Fruits and Vegetables

Spring is here, and you will start to see more fresh produce at your local grocery store and farmer’s market. This is the perfect time to talk to your kids about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. They are loaded with the nutrients your kids need to grow and to be healthy. Here are some … Continue reading Tips to get your Kids to eat more Fruits and Vegetables

10 Tips for Weight Loss Success

Medical Health It is important for the Registered Dietitian and other health care providers to know your medical history before you begin a weight-loss program. A medical examination and possibly laboratory tests can be helpful to determine if there is any underlying medical conditions that could be affecting your weight. Your health assessment includes the … Continue reading 10 Tips for Weight Loss Success

It’s All in Your Gut

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates stated that “all disease begins in the gut.” The primary function of your GI tract is to break down food and to absorb nutrients, but it does so much more than that. In order to have a true appreciation for the digestive system and why it is so important, let’s … Continue reading It’s All in Your Gut