Blog: Health & Wellness

Cholesterol Crisis: What to Do

One of my closest friends recently called me in a panic. “I just got my blood work done and I need your help, “she said. She told me that her total cholesterol was high, her high density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) was too low and her low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or…

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My daughter has Celiac Disease - How should I change my cooking?

Wow. I am so sorry your precious daughter is going through this. But it is great that you are reaching out and being proactive. For those that do not know, celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage…

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Can fruit juice help with menopause symptoms?

Your question comes at a great time. A dear friend of mine was just telling me how she is very scared about the dreaded “menopausal weight gain” and she asked me if there are any foods or diets that can help prevent negative symptoms associated with menopause. My answer is…Absolutely!…

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What kind of snack can my 2 year old get the most protein from?

Your question is a great one. Snacks can be a great way to keep your kids satisfied between meals. Healthy snacks should primarily consist of complex carbohydrates and protein. Traditional “snack” foods like potato chips, cookies, and candy are filled with simple carbohydrates, which only…

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Healthy Summer Meals

This question hits home for me. I lived without air conditioning for most of my adult life. I finally splurged and installed central air, but before that my houses have been stifling at times. And I am sure you would agree that the thought of standing in a hot kitchen cooking is the last…

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Food and the Flu: Preventative Foods

Millions of Americans suffer from yearly colds and flus (I was unfortunate to have the flu last week). A healthy diet and lifestyle may play a factor in reducing your risk of coming down with a cold or the flu. It is recommended that people get plenty of fruits and vegetables (around 5-7 +…

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Do Diets Work?

It seems that there is a new “miracle” weight loss diet invented each day. Some diet plans consist of eating cabbage soup or grapefruit for days on end. Others urge you to buy expensive pre-packaged food to help you lose weight and yet others insist that you eat according to your blood…

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