April 22, 2020

The Bucket Garden Project: Growing Hope Out of COVID-19

By Robert A. Poarch “What’s sort of unique about my role is that I’m not just a diabetes educator sitting in an office doing traditional diabetes education. My role is more primarily in the community,” said Kimberly Freeman, RN, CDE, CTTS, NBC-HWC, Diabetes Program, Community Outreach and Education, at Mission Hospital McDowell. “I’m fortunate to […]

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February 27, 2020

Orthorexia: Are You Taking Healthy Eating Too Far?

Whether it’s cutting back on red meat or limiting processed foods, there’s usually nothing wrong with improving your diet. But when that effort goes too far — when you become so fixated on clean or healthy eating that it affects your well-being and day-to-day functioning — you may have a condition called orthorexia. “Orthorexia is […]

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January 17, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for a tasty way to add greens to your diet? Try this quick, easy-to-make dish as a side for dinner or take it to lunch at work. Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 2 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or […]

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December 11, 2019

5 Worst Ways to Derail Holiday Health: Try These Tips to Stick to Your Weight-management Plan

By Sonia Humphrey, MD It seems inevitable to most people: You will gain weight during the holidays. It’s a season that offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in fattening food while at the same time offers challenges to physical activity. But this can be the year you don’t gain weight during the holidays. To combat […]

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December 18, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Try these out with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Roasted Curried Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, broken into large florets, or 2 packages of frozen cauliflower florets 2 tsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp curry […]

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December 12, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Orange Rosemary Chicken

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Share this tasty meal with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Orange Rosemary Chicken Ingredients 6 (4 oz each) skinless chicken breast halves 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced 1-2 tsp olive oil 3 tsp fresh rosemary, minced 1/8 […]

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January 31, 2017

Super Recipe for Your Super Party – Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boy

When the party gets started and the big game is on, it can be hard to stay on track with your healthy food choices. But a savory and tasty meal for your super party can be super healthy, too! Give this recipe a try, and enjoy the big game without the guilt. Grilled Shrimp Po’ […]

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November 20, 2015

Healthy for the Holidays: How to Avoid Regretting Your Food Choices

By Elizabeth Holmes Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Weight Management The holiday season, with the parties, seasonal foods, desserts and time with loved ones, can be a difficult time of the year for healthy eating and weight management. Studies show that the average person will gain between 5 and 10 pounds during this period. Often those […]

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October 28, 2015

Eating For Prevention – Avoiding Processed Meats

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” – says it all, period! Now, that the World Health Organization (WHO) has made its statement this week on processed based meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs, luncheon and cured meats – we are hearing more about the importance of cancer prevention and our eating […]

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