Nutrition

Add some SPICE to your life

Prompted by my visit to the intriguing Spice Market in Istanbul, I started to research the true health value of spices. In the realm of boastful claims, spices are right up there with other supplements you see on the shelves of health food stores. It always comes down to the same question – what should…

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To Take or Not to Take: Supplements?

“So tell me what kind of medicines you are taking?” I looked at my patient across the desk while she pulled out a long list. “Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, multivitamin, Zinc, Acai Berry, Coenzyme Q10, fish oil, Selenium, flaxseed, calcium, ginseng, rhubarb…” She proceeded to pull up multiple bottles that soon filled the…

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Have a cake and eat part of it too

Several weeks ago after Easter, I came back to the office and found all these plates of sausages,salami, deviled eggs, rolls on our kitchen’s table. Roxanne, my nurse, had her annual Easter Brunch at her house and brought the leftovers to work. Roxanne has always been a generous hostess. Her Easter brunches, with more than…

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Cilantro Lime Garlic Chicken and Mango Kebabs

I had the good fortune of having special neighbors over for dinner on Memorial Day.  The weather didn’t exactly cooperate, so I cooked it under the broiler.  They knew I was experimenting on them, but all called this a winner of a recipe.  I served it with a spinach and strawberry salad that was contributed…

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Let’s talk about calorie myths

Let’s talk about calorie myths Welcome to my first entry on our website. Where to begin?? I thought I’d start by presenting some misunderstood ideas about calories as they relate to exercise and weight loss. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a review of these unsupported beliefs. The results were reported in the New…

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