Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

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Healthy Potato Skins

Love those restaurant-style potato skins? Why not make your own and skip the unhealthy 1,200-plus calories some of those versions contain? And if you’re watching your carbs, my streamlined version has only about one-fourth the carbohydrates of those made in | Read More…

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Wilted Greens Salad with Cranberry Dressing

Leafy greens are one of my top recommendations when it comes to nutritious food. Here, they’re combined with cranberries, best known as a remedy for urinary tract infections (UTIs). To be fair, though, cranberries’ health benefits go far beyond help | Read More…

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Cholesterol is a Critical Nutrient

Cholesterol kills—everyone knows that, right? Americans A patient I’ll call Bruce came to my office after his twin brother suffered a heart attack. His brother survived, but Bruce had been with him when it happened and saw how close his | Read More…

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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup with Herbs

Is there any better soup on a chilly winter day? I don’t think so! Split pea soup is filling, delicious, and loaded with health benefits–cancer-fighting isoflavones, cholesterol-busting soluble fiber, and more stable blood sugar. This vegetarian version gets its flavor | Read More…

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Low-Carb Turkey “Sandwich”

Here’s a quick and easy way to use up leftover turkey and enjoy a sandwich without stuffing yourself full of bread and simple carbohydrates. I find romaine leaves work best, but if you prefer butter lettuce, endive, or red-leaf lettuce, | Read More…

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Healthy Holiday Eating

November into January is a time when we gather, repeatedly, for good fun, good friends, and good food. For those of you who are doing a great job managing your eating during the spring, summer, and fall months, winter is | Read More…

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Mixed Nuts and Oats Pie Crust

Why load up on empty carbs in traditionally made piecrust when you can have this nutrient-filled version instead? Almonds and walnuts are both good sources of healthy fats, while oats add fiber. This piecrust is an outstanding conversation piece, too, | Read More…

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Detox Your Food. Stop Buying BPA

Added sugar and salt are not the only additives in your food that you should be worrying about. Many foods and beverages (even raw vegetables!) are packaged in plastic containing bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to the conditions: | Read More…

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Winter Squash and Root Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing like a piping hot bowl of soup on a chilly fall day. This is one of my favorites, a delectable combination of winter veggies and flavorful seasonings that doesn’t last long at my house. If you’re lucky enough | Read More…

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“Cream” of Celery Soup

Filling, delicious, and very low in calories, this non-dairy soup makes an excellent first course. Or pair it with a salad and delicious crusty bread for a light and nutritious meal. Celery is loaded with fiber, and contains substances that | Read More…