Tag: eating healthy

Love Your Family with Food—the Value of Home-cooking

During American Heart Month, what better way to show your family some love than by beginning a healthier lifestyle. For most of my patients, that starts by making healthier food choices and making a commitment to bringing the family together for meals. Cooking, eating healthy food, and family togetherness are subjects I commonly talk about […]

The Long-term Dangers of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity. It’s a big problem in the U.S. And without addressing the problem, today’s obese kids and teens will be tomorrow’s overweight adults. With that comes a host of health problems such as insulin resistance or diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL). Individually, these diseases are bad enough to deal with. Together, […]

Tweaking Grandma’s Recipes: Healthy Substitutes

My mother was an amazing woman who lived a full life that could be encapsulated in three words: family, faith, and food. She loved family, had an intense faith, and she was known for her love of preparing food. My mother considered cooking for the family and creating a healthful environment for the family to […]

5 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Love Healthy Foods

Health and happiness—two things every parent wants for their child. Good nutrition is at the heart of that equation. If a child is overweight, dealing with food allergies, or hooked on processed foods or refined sugars, that can negatively affect their appreciation of food as nourishment. And yet, getting a child to eat healthy can […]

Mindful Eating for a Healthier You

On any given day, I have the same conversation with at least 10 patients: I tell them that without nutritional food choices, regular exercise, and a healthier lifestyle, they’re putting themselves at risk for serious disease—obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and fatty liver. On their own, problems can change a person’s life. Together, […]

Broccoli for Breakfast—and Other Kid-Friendly Recipes

Foods marketed to kids can be some of the most challenging to overcome when trying to get your kids to eat healthy. Loaded with sugar, fat, and other unhealthy ingredients, and emblazoned with colorful, cartooned labels, they do a good job of reeling kids in and getting them hooked on unhealthy choices. Kids get accustomed […]

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