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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No Sugar Added Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

The sweetness in these cookies comes from ripe bananas and unsweetened applesauce. The protein powder reinforces the protein from the peanut butter and nuts, and the oatmeal provides great fiber. This tastes like an indulgence, but it’s sturdy enough that | Read More…

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Summer Succotash Salad

Because high fructose corn syrup (which is basically sugar) is bad for you, sweet corn, which you serve for eating, has gotten an unfairly bad rap in some circles. Sweet corn is loaded with phytochemicals that promote healthy vision, lutein | Read More…

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Dangers of Fish Toxins

What was once among our finest food sources is now on the no-fry (or poach or bake) list. Billions of fish—from sources all over the world—contain very dangerous toxins. So we must now approach these beautiful providers of top-quality protein, | Read More…

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Savory Breakfast Parfait

Sometimes the best breakfast is reworking a little of what I had the night before. For this particular breakfast, I start with lentils and then throw in whatever leftover vegetables I have hanging around. I like to keep cooked lentils | Read More…

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Sweet Breakfast Parfait

Getting a great breakfast is important to make your whole day go right, but putting something together first thing in the morning can feel like it slows you down from starting the day. This easy, delicious mix of protein-rich Greek | Read More…

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Reading Nutrition Labels

They are on almost everything we eat. They contain nearly everything you need to know about your food. I’m talking about nutrition labels. And they are some of the most misunderstood pieces of information out there. So today, I’m going | Read More…

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Slow Cooked Chicken

To avoid the heat and fuss of cooking in the kitchen during the dog days of summer, a lot of us like to sit outside at the grill and cook meat. That’s not so great for your health, because the | Read More…

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Summer Squash Health Benefits

Narragansett Indians call it askutasquash, which means, “things that may be eaten raw.” It’s a word that dates back to the 1640s (probably earlier for the Native Americans). Today, we’ve shortened the word to just “squash,” and we use it | Read More…

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Baked Summer Squash Casserole

Make a great casserole without using gimmicky, processed ingredients like canned soup, fried onions and potatoes, or a packet of mysterious powders. This filling dinner combines real vegetables, a low-glycemic grain, and just enough cheese and egg to make it | Read More…

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Painless Portion Control

Most of my patients make an effort to eat healthy. After all, we all know that you are what you eat. And anyone concerned with their health should really start with their diet. Eating healthy foods is essential to having | Read More…