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#PODCAST: Our Weekly Audio Update

Since 2003, I have been working with iHeart Radio, and hosting a weekly radio program, YOUR HEALTH FIRST. It airs at 7:00 p.m. central time on our flagship station, 740 KTRH in Houston. It is also streamed live globally on the iHeart Radio app. Our weekly #podcast is typically a recap or expanded version of […]

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Looking Back at Our #Blog Posts: My Favorites

  Looking Back Over the past 20 years, I’ve contributed a lot of educational material to social media and the websites that we administer. One portion of the work we do is in the form of a blog, which is essentially short stories and opinions about items in the news and topics I feel are […]

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#COVID19 and Chronic Health Problems: The Liver Connection

Here we are at the midpoint of 2020, and for the past several months we have been completely preoccupied and worried about coronavirus. Life as we know it has been put on hold, and every aspect of our life has been disrupted. COVID-19 In listening to all the stories about COVID-19, and the concerns we […]

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Wellness Thoughts for 2020

With the end of the year, and thoughts of 2020 and a new decade, it’s time to think about New Year’s Resolutions. Historically, the vast majority of New Year’s Resolutions are health-related, either desire to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, quit drinking or smoking, go to bed earlier, or simply be kinder to oneself. […]

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A Little about Jicama

A Little about Jicama The jicama, also known as the Mexican turnip or yam bean, is a starchy tuberous root vegetable that has a slightly sweet taste and a crisp, crunchy texture. Jicama is a good source of dietary fiber, which promotes weight management, blood sugar control, and a healthy GI tract. The type of […]

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Black Bean Tacos Ingredients: o 2 Whole Wheat Tortillas o ½ cup black beans, no salt added or low sodium o 6 whole cherry tomatoes, quartered o 1 cup salad mix o 1/4 cup corn o 1 avocado o ¼ cup Mexican blend cheese, reduced fat Instructions: 1. Cook black beans until tender 2. Chop […]

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Hiking: An Exercise to Consider Now

As I state in my book Eating Yourself Sick, “hiking is walking on an uneven surface”.  Like walking, hiking offers a host of health benefits you may not realize, including the following: Lower stress levels Improved mood, and mental welfare A reduced risk for heart disease Lowers your blood pressure Lower cholesterol levels Improved body […]

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Dr. Galati Approved: Liver Specialists of Texas Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Liver Specialists of Texas Turkey Stuffed Peppers: Ingredients You Need: – 1/2 pound 99% lean ground turkey – 3 bell peppers, red – 3/4 cup black beans, canned – 3/4 cup corn, frozen – 1 tomato, large and chopped – 1 clove garlic, minced – 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped – 1/3 cup chicken broth, […]

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Pop-Tart Nation

While walking through my local supermarket this weekend, I strolled by the Pop-Tarts aisle to see what was happening in this section. Over the years, I’ve made fun of Pop-Tarts, not only because of their total lack of nutritional value, but because of the prominence they have gained on breakfast tables across America since 1964. So many individuals, especially […]

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