National Almond Day

February 16th is National Almond Day. Did you know that this nutritious snack has been popular for the past 6,000 years? Originally from Asia, 80% of the world’s almonds are now grown in California. Packed with Vitamin E, protein, magnesium and fiber, almonds are a heart healthy food. Studies suggest that eating 1.5 ounces of … Continue reading National Almond Day

The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting

You may have heard of intermittent fasting, which essentially is starvation done in a strategic manner. People who follow this practice take periodic breaks from eating, for up to 24 hours, once or twice a week. This popular diet touts intermittent fasting as an effective way to lose weight and to improve health. But is … Continue reading The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting

Maintaining a Healthy Weight During the Winter Months

During the month of January, many of us are working on keeping the extra pounds off. You may have gained a bit of weight after the overindulgence of the holidays, and it can be challenging to get back to a healthy routine. Shorter days and cooler temperatures tend to make us more likely to eat … Continue reading Maintaining a Healthy Weight During the Winter Months

Mediterranean Diet named “Best Overall Diet”

Are you going on a diet as part of your New Year’s Resolution? You may want to try the Mediterranean diet. A panel of nutrition experts through the U.S. News & World Report recently rated the Mediterranean diet as Number One in its “Best Overall Diet Category,” tied with the DASH Diet. Unlike fad diets, … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet named “Best Overall Diet”

Wholesome Holiday Platters

Would it really be a family gathering without a party platter? Veggie trays, pretzels and dip, and sausage, cheese and crackers: perhaps these have become your go-to appetizers as well. Platters are versatile and can be easily adapted to accommodate for friends' and family's dietary needs. A platter is an easy way to appease your … Continue reading Wholesome Holiday Platters

Calories In, Calories Out

You may have heard of the newest diet fad called CICO, short for “Calories In, Calories Out.” The premise is that you can eat whatever you want, junk food included, as long as you expend more calories than you consume. This simplified diet approach does not take into account the nutritional value of the food … Continue reading Calories In, Calories Out

Keep your Diet on Track during the Holidays

The average American gains 1 pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Although this doesn’t sound like much, most people do not lose this weight when the holidays are over, and it begins to accumulate year after year. Even the most disciplined people can find it difficult to stick to their health routines during the holidays. … Continue reading Keep your Diet on Track during the Holidays

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes across the globe. Diabetes, which is a group of conditions characterized by elevated blood glucose (sugar), affects over 30 million children and adults in the United States, … Continue reading World Diabetes Day

Men’s Health: Prostate Cancer & Suicide

Have you heard of "Movember" or "No shave November"? Each November, you may notice men growing out a mustache or beard to raise awareness about men's health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancers as well as suicide. Check out movember.com and no-shave.org for more information. Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among … Continue reading Men’s Health: Prostate Cancer & Suicide

National Diabetes Month

Today, 24 million Americans are living with diabetes and 57 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. “Even though diabetes can seem overwhelming, there is support for every patient,” says Jackie Wilkinson, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. “It is my job to make sure that every patient gets the attention and care … Continue reading National Diabetes Month