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Summer Safety Tips for All Ages

It is important to plan ahead because the weather is unpredictable. Thanks to technology, we can easily access the weather report by looking it up online, via our smartphones, and on the television.  Even if we are traveling out of town, it is easy to look up the weather for the area we are traveling […]

High Protein Foods

Getting enough protein daily is essential for your overall health. Healthy protein sources include eggs, nuts, lean meats, fish, dairy, and certain grains. Not only is protein essential for your health but consuming it can keep you feeling full and satisfied, which supports a healthy body weight. Here are some great sources of protein Whole […]

Walking to Improve Your Health

Taking regular walks can boost your overall health.  Some of the benefits of walking include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, improved management of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. You may be asking; how do I get a walking routine started?  My answer is that you need to establish the habit. […]

Why is Gut Health Important?

The gut refers to the gastrointestinal (GI) system. This includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon, and rectum.  When we talk about gut health, we are referring to the bacteria in the microbiome. What is microbiome? It is a collection of all microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other genes, […]

Heart Disease Risk Factors that You Can Control

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States, one person dies every 33 seconds from heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for men, women, and for most racial and ethnic groups. Heart disease is attributed to a large amount of total health care costs, medications, and loss of […]

The Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

A plant-based diet has been proven to reduce the risk of cancer. Eating a plant-based diet does not mean that you cannot eat meat. It means that your meals are mainly plants such as vegetables, whole grains, and seeds.¬†Start by filling two thirds of your plate with these types of plant-based foods. The remaining one-third […]

Creating Great Habits That Last a Lifetime

The New Year is right around the corner. Many people are already proclaiming their New Year Resolution. What about you? Have you considered creating great habits that will last a lifetime? Most people who make a New Years resolution never see it through. Why is that? It could be because the resolution is unrealistic or […]

What is Intermittent Fasting

Basically, intermittent fasting (IF) is a form of calorie restriction in which individuals go for an extended period of time without eating followed by eating for a period of time. Fasting can improve insulin sensitivity or the way your body uses insulin, decrease inflammation, and reduce low density cholesterol. But IF does not guarantee weight […]

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is a heart healthy eating plan. The primary focus of this diet are plants and healthy fats. This type of diet is adapted from the traditional flavors and cooking styles of the Mediterranean countries and focuses on the eating patterns across many different Mediterranean countries. That is why there is no single […]

What is the Diabetes Plate Method of Eating?

The Diabetes Plate method was originally developed by Swedish dieticians as a visual way to teach meal planning in a simple way for individuals with diabetes. Later, it was adapted and modified to align with the nutritional guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The intent of the Diabetes Plate is to control blood sugar […]