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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Vegetable Stock

Stock is a basic building block for cooking for yourself. You can use it to cook whole grains or steam vegetables, so they have more flavor than when cooked in water. You can use stock the basis for great, light | Read More…

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli has outstanding anti-cancer properties, like all of the members of the cruciferous (cabbage) family. Moms have been disguising its slightly bitter flavor in creamy, delicious broccoli cheddar soup for decades. This version goes heavy on the broccoli, but a | Read More…

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Cruciferous Vegetables Fight Cancer

Cancer is one of the ugliest diseases of our time, affecting 1 out of 3 people over the course of their lifetime: everyone from innocent children and young fathers to warm, loving grandmothers who want to spend their golden years | Read More…

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Cheese Soufflé

Indulging my taste buds with something rich and delicious is one way I take care of myself emotionally. I especially like food which is like a more sophisticated version of what mom used to make. Another method of self-care is | Read More…

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Frozen Chocolate Bananas

This sweet dessert is a great blast for your ears. Magnesium is a mineral with proven benefits for hearing. It fights noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. (Further, it’s great for both bone and heart health.) The ingredients in this sweet | Read More…

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Foods That Help You Sleep

I worry about my patients who always take insomnia medication to get to sleep. Not only is it common for sleeping pills to leave you groggy and lethargic the day after, but high doses have led people into all sorts | Read More…

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Cinnamon Walnut Baked Apples

Here’s a great recipe to serve when entertaining because it’s easy to make and it will fill your house with the most delicious aroma. Apples are one of the healthiest foods around, and this recipe is a tasty change from | Read More…

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Aflatoxins threaten your liver

Normally, liver cancer occurs in hepatitis patients, or individuals with cirrhosis of the liver. But the disease has been on the rise for decades, now striking 1 in every 81 American men and 1 in every 196 women. Worldwide, though, | Read More…

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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…