New Year’s Resolutions: The Dangers of Fad Dieting
Most people ring in the New Year determined to jumpstart their health. The four most common “New Year’s [health] Resolutions” are: Lose Weight, Drink Less, Quit Smoking and Exercise More. Most studies agree that about ¼ of US adults ditch their resolution by the second week of January, nearly 70% abandon it altogether by February, […]
Food for thought? Don’t Lose your Mind
Have you ever had trouble remembering something important? Or find that you lose your train of thought? Does that seem to happen more and more often? Science continues to unravel the underlying nature of our brain: What keeps it healthy for longer, and what contributes to cognitive decline (reduced ability to think and remember). The […]
FL Board of Medicine Approves Historic Revision to Obesity Treatment Standard
In August, the Florida Board of Medicine approved the revision of a rule dating back to 1998 that highly restricted the treatment of obesity as a chronic disease. Under the new revised law, patients have access to the full spectrum of medical, evidence-based treatments, already available across the nation, for long-term management of this complex […]
Why is it so difficult to lose weight?
Overweight and obesity affect more that 70% of the US adult population and these numbers continue to skyrocket. Over 50% of adults attempt to modify their weight at any given moment. According to the CDC, 1 in every 5 middle aged women has been “dieting” for several years and most have regained the weight. Anybody […]
Take a Dip this Summer
Entertaining this summer? Need a last-minute treat? Great news! We have some crowd-pleasing easy to make dips. They are a convenient and delicious way to consume a wide variety of anti-inflammatory vegetables, spices, and healthy fats. While we love the convenience of purchased dips like packaged hummus, many brands contain unnecessary levels of fat and […]
Nutrition Claims Explained: Truth or Trend?
Nutrition Claims Explained: Truth or Trend? Let’s talk about it…. A can of vegetables may say “low in sodium”. A milk carton “high in calcium”, A salad dressing labeled “light” or cookies advertise they “burn fat”. These are examples of Nutrition claims and are typically found on the front of a food or supplement package. […]
Fresh or Frozen?
Fruits and vegetables are important players in a healthy diet. The recent Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming between 5 and 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. These spotlight-worthy foods provide nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber while adding color, flavor, and texture to meals. So, Is fresh better than frozen? Does frozen […]
Confused about nutrition? Wondering if the latest trend is fake or a fact? There is so much information out there, and much of it is flawed, misinterpreted, or flat-out false. It can be too often a time difficult to identify and sift through these myths to find the real facts. For example, Does eating bread […]
Matcha green tea powder: a superfood worth talking about
Over the past several years, Matcha has become very popular, and is now found in beverage shots, fancy lattes, and creative desserts. Matcha comes from the same plant as green tea. Matcha, however, is grown much differently that other green teas. Its vibrant color comes from the fact that it is grown in the shade. […]
Let’s talk about superfoods…
There is no single food item – Not even a superfood _ that can fulfill the nutritional requirements for a healthy meal. …….Not even a superfood. So, what is all the hype with superfoods? Certain players in the food group deserve special recognition. Research studies over the years have demonstrated that superfoods are high in […]