Diet & Fitness

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Healthy Habits Work, No Matter Your Age

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…but that isn’t necessarily true. It’s never too late to get healthy. I know lots of patients—and friends!—who don’t want to change unhealthy habits, or adopt healthy ones. After all, I’m often asked, “What good can it do? I’ve done X my whole life, so changing […]

Egg casserole

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This is a great recipe for the doldrums of winter. It can  be served hot or cold, and is delicious for breakfast or dinner. It also packs well for lunch. As we’ve discussed before, eggs are great protein packets, and the fat in eggs is perfectly safe to eat, as well as delicious. Because this […]

Broccoli’s Health Benefits

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Eat these tiny little trees of health When Italian horticulturalists developed broccoli from cabbage, they probably didn’t realize what a powerful treat they were creating. I think of broccoli as a multi-purpose vegetable, because it improves your health in so many areas. From fighting cancer, to improving eyesight, to helping your heart, to detoxing your […]

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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Most banana bread recipes are more like cake: much too much sugar and made with white flour. This recipe uses oatmeal, so it’s got 25% more protein and 4 times the fiber of a common banana bread. Instead of pure white sugar, this uses a small amount of maple syrup, but mostly relies on bananas […]

12 Healthy Habits to Adopt for 2017

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Today, I want to share 12 simple, life-changing habits for maximum health…and happiness. Habits get a bad rap—we often think of the bad ones out there. But the truth is, habits form the backbone of about 95% of what we do every day—the good and the bad. And that’s why it’s so important to fill […]

Roasted vegetable pasta

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This is a dish that I love to make because it’s very simple but it uses nice ingredients and a simple roasting technique to create layers of flavor. It doesn’t take much effort at all, but it stars good for you cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and It’s very common for me to […]

Cranberry stuffing

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Two big holiday favorites are cranberry sauce and stuffing. Unfortunately, these are two of the least healthy ‘savory’ dishes on the table. Cranberry sauce is made with a ton of sugar, to downplay the bitterness of the fruit, and stuffing is usually just a bunch of spiced white bread. This alternative uses a protein-rich, whole […]

Eat more protein for weight loss

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Among its countless duties in every cell in your body, protein has always been recognized as a master builder—of just about anything your body needs.  But new research tells us that protein can also help un-build those unwanted pounds you’re trying to shed. Losing weight can feel like an endless battle. Your mind is saying, […]

Fresh Broccoli Salad

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I eat a lot of broccoli because it’s part of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family. Broccoli, specifically, has a large amount of sulforaphane, which helps your body detox cancer-causing chemicals. But I like to make sure I frequently vary the way I eat broccoli. Eating it raw means getting a whole different texture and avoiding some […]

Caldo de Pollo: Mexican Chicken Soup

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At this time of year, comforting, hot soups are just what the doctor ordered. Even more, this soup is easy to make, freezes well, and is a delight to the senses. As I’ve mentioned before chicken soup helps reduce inflammation. Enjoy this delightful Mexican soup. Ingredients 8 cups water 4-6 chicken thighs, skinless 1 tablespoon […]
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