This month we’re celebrating family meals with our 30 Days of Dinner Challenge, where we encourage you to commit to 30 consecutive days of having dinner as a family. We 100% get that this is no small feat! With Fall sports in full force and the start of the school year still not far behind…
Tag: health concerns
Have we Gone too far Rewarding with Food?
Let’s face it, sweets and treats motivate kids! From the time they begin potty training we start reinforcing their behavior with whatever works best. Rewards come in smiles, high fives, a cheerful “good job,” and quite often, a piece of candy or a trip to their favorite restaurant. Much of our cultural celebrations involve food…
Get motivated with a little help from your friends
If you want to lose weight or change your eating habits, let your family and friends know what you are doing, and be specific about how they can help you.
Every little bit helps – lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Frequent breaks to stretch and stand may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes for desk workers, couch potatoes and other people who sit for long amounts of time.
“…but Doc, I don’t add salt to my food!”
It is countless the number of times that I hear this or a similar response from patients when the topics of “low salt” or “heart healthy” diets arise during an office visit…
Women & Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Unfortunately, women’s heart attacks don’t always show the classic signs, such as chest pain. Watch for these signs…
Most Parents Don’t Realize Their Kids Are Overweight or Obese
As a busy parent, we seem to have less and less time to prepare a nutritious, home-cooked meal. Fast & easy is the new reality for many families.
Even Small Dietary Reductions in Salt Could Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes and Deaths
Heart health month isn’t just about awareness but also about providing some simple solutions.
5 Bad Habits for Moms to Break
Bad habits: we all have them. But when those habits involve our health – as so many do – it’s even more important to get them under control. Our well-being is what allows us to care for our families as well as model to our kids how to embrace a positive lifestyle.
Who said natural isn’t better for you?
An interesting and thought provoking study examining the influence natural versus man-made environments have on people.
Stop bacteria from crashing your holiday party
During the holiday season we often participate in pot-lucks or other gatherings where we prepare food at home and then transport and serve it at a party or event. It is important to keep food safety in mind in these situations to avoid ruining the holidays of our friends and loved ones with a case of food poisoning.
U.S. diabetes cases projected to double and costs to triple in 25 years
“In light of the sheer magnitude of costs associated with diabetes, policymakers and the public need to understand how these costs will change over the next decades and how new policies may alter these trends in costs.”