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.

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…

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Angelic Eggs

Deviled eggs are a summer time classic on picnics and in backyard barbecues. But you can cut back on the mayonnaise (which probably has mostly soy oil) and pickle relish (chock full of sugar) while loading up on taste. Eggs | Read More…

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Carbohydrates: The Right Kind are Good

If you’re confused about carbohydrates, you’re not alone. They’ve been good guys or bad guys, depending on who’s talking, for years. How much or how little is good or bad for us? Where do they belong in our diet? Of | Read More…

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Lentil Breakfast Patty

Complex carbohydrates rich in fiber are a critical part of a healthy diet. Beans, peas, and other legumes are some of the most fiber-rich parts of your diet. Lentils are relatively quick to cook, have a low glycemic index, and | Read More…

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Watermelon Gazpacho

It’s the season for sweet melons. I love watermelon because they are the epitome of nutrient-dense, calorie light foods. Watermelon is 92% water, but the other 8% of goodness includes critical vitamins A, B6, and C, lycopene, antioxidants, and amino | Read More…

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Blueberries: Five health benefits

The high-tech medical gear we docs can use today is phenomenal. But here’s some equally phenomenal, no-tech medical “gear” that everyone can—and should—use. Blueberries. How blueberries outperform the rest Blueberries have one of the most potent antioxidant profiles of any | Read More…

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Blueberry Salsa

Blueberries are chock full of polyphenols, micronutrients which have a role in the prevention of diseases like cancer and heart disease. Furthermore, they are antioxidants which can boost your cells’ ability to repair and prevent damage from free radicals. Not | Read More…