Better Bones: Preventing Osteoporosis

Throughout your lifetime you’ve naturally been losing bone and building it back. For many there comes a point when they start losing more bone than they can replace. For women this often occurs around perimenopause or menopause. Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that manifests in low bone mineral density, thus making the individual susceptible to…

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Picky Eating & the Smart Parent

It’s dinner time. Parental tension rises. “Are we going to have our nightly battle with Jeffrey and food again? Maybe this time he will eat something other than chicken nuggets and macaroni.” Jeffrey demands his “usual” and the battle is on. Mom cajoles and bribes him to eat something else to no avail. She feels…

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Hazelnut Dressing

INGREDIENTS ½ cup (3 oz.) hazelnuts (walnuts or almonds can be used) 1 Tablespoon Sherry vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon minced shallot 1 teaspoon sugar 2 Tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons hazelnut oil ¾ lb (9 cups) arugula, tough stems discarded 2 cups of small cubed watermelon ½ cup ( 2…

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Watermelon: Delicious and Surprisingly Nutritious

Watermelon harvests peak in the month of July in the US and therefore it is known as National Watermelon Month. (I bet you didn’t know that!) Watermelon is thought to have originated in Egypt 5,000 years ago where it was depicted in hieroglyphics. This sweet treat is now the most-consumed melon in the U.S. and…

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Cabbage Steaks

What are the Ford’s having for dinner tonight? I simply can’t say enough about cabbage—it has detoxifying effects it on the liver and is chocked full of weight loss enhancing nutrients. This recipe is so easy and tastes amazing!   Cabbage Steaks Ingredients 1 cabbage 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Garlic powder…

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Protein Powders Are NOT All Created Equal (Far from it!)

Protein powder supplements are everywhere, and choosing a high quality one that is beneficial to your body can be confusing and mind boggling. They are vastly different because of the sources of ingredients as well as manufacturers’ practices. I personally love protein smoothies and shakes (I’m drinking one as I write) and I consume at…

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Baked “Good For The Soul” Sole

Last month we highlighted the importance of Vitamin D. Here is a recipe that is rich in this important nutrient. BAKED “GOOD FOR THE SOUL” SOLE The place to get vitamin D is from the sun, but there are a few food choices that are high in D. This dish has a good amount of…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: You Can Have Relief!

Nearly 20% of American adults suffer needlessly for years, even decades, with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It might be due to little or poor treatment, or misunderstanding of the condition or treatment necessary for healing. Some medical practitioners advise patients to just eat more fiber, take antidepressants or anti-spasm drugs. Some even go so far…

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Lindy’s Salmon Cakes

What are the Ford’s having for dinner tonight? This is a recipe that I developed and to be honest, we are having this tonight because I’ve been with patients all day and I forgot to get something else out of the freezer. The directions say to chill and that is best, but sometimes I cheat…

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The Amazing Magic Oil

What if I told you there is an amazing, magical substance that decreases blood pressure, lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of heart disease, decreases blood sugar levels, alleviates mood disorders and depression, fights wrinkles and skin problems, reduces inflammation in the body (oftentimes the precursor to disease), and helps relieve arthritis? Would you say it…

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