Meal Replacements: Short Term Fix or Long Term Success?

Obesity is a chronic disease that can cause serious health problems that can lead to premature death. In order to reduce these life-threatening risk factors we first need to attack the root of the problem, obesity. Research shows that losing 5-10% of initial weight can reduce multiple risk factors and co-morbidities including diabetes, high blood.. read more →

Tips to Help You Control Your Weight Over the Holidays

1. Don’t skip meals to save up your calories! Balancing out calories over a week’s time will help you minimize your hunger without maximizing your intake. Keeping a food diary will help you achieve a healthy balance of calories and intake throughout the holiday season. Remember, the holidays are not all about food, enjoy the.. read more →

The Power of Blueberries

Blueberries are bursting with nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories providing approximately 80 calories per cup. They are a great source of Vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Better yet, blueberries are packed with antioxidant phytochemicals! These phytochemicals appear to be protective against many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degenerative disease, Alzheimer’s,.. read more →

The Importance of Vitamin D

Is your body making enough vitamin D? Are you using the vitamin D that your body is producing? Are you consuming enough vitamin D through your diet? These are questions to consider. It is becoming clear that more than half the U.S. population may have sub-optimal or deficient vitamin D levels. This is important because.. read more →

Fruits and Vegetables Help Lower Blood Pressure

Most of us know that we are suppose to limit sodium/ salt and alcohol in our diet if we have high blood pressure, but may not realize certain foods included in our diet are beneficial in lowering blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables high in potassium citrate such as sweet potatoes, apricots, bananas, lentils, tomatoes or.. read more →

29 Jul 2012
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10 Worst Restaurant Meals for Kids

You hear all the time about meals that are bad for you and alternatives for those meals. While that is hard enough for adults to follow – how about kids?! Our kids want to eat unhealthy food because that is what the Internet, TV and advertising tell them they should it. Recently the authors of.. read more →

13 Jun 2012
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