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Just Say No to too much Sugar

Just Say No to too much Sugar

Have a sweet tooth?  Enjoying a dessert or sweet treat every now and then is a normal thing to do in this life!  Life is too short not to. However, too much sweet stuff in your diet cause too much sticky stuff in your blood. High blood sugar and high insulin...

Smart shopping

Smart shopping

I can completely understand how people sometimes hesitate to buy healthy foods because they are more costly. It's not always cheap to be healthy. However, in the long run, you will be saving money that would otherwise be spent at the doctor's office. Health food is...

Tips for Eating like Centenarians

Tips for Eating like Centenarians

Here are some recommended cooking tips to stay healthier, live longer and feel better: Use fewer ingredients. Add cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Use more beans and less meat (beans, nuts and grains are a healthier source of protein...

Anytime, Anywhere Exercises

Anytime, Anywhere Exercises

Little movements throughout the day can help you stay fit. Imagine, just 10 minutes a day of stretching, gripping and flexing could translate into 5 lbs less of fat gain per year and the difference between flabby and fir muscles! Here are some simple exercises you can...

Healthy fats

Healthy fats

A healthy diet consists of consuming the Right fats (not strictly low fats). Healthy fats are essential for our well-being. Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which come mainly from plants and fish. Examples include: Nuts Fish Olive oil...

“Young” Oils vs. “Old” Oils

“Young” Oils vs. “Old” Oils

Heart-Healthy Oils ("Young" Oils) - made from olives and rich in monounsaturated fatty acids Fish Oils Flax Oils Olive Oils Nut Oils Heart-Harmful Oils ("Old" Oils) - processed, commercial vegetable oils - AVOID! "Partially hydrogenated" Oils Corn oil Cottonseed oil...

How to keep your heart healthy

How to keep your heart healthy

  In honor of February being American Heart month, I wanted to share some important ways you can take care of your heart: Eat a right-fat diet. Eat more plants. Eat more potassium and less sodium. Graze (smaller meals more frequently). Move - "USE IT OR LOSE IT"...

Recipe for longevity

Recipe for longevity

Quick Greens and Onions TOTAL COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES / MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1 sweet onion thinly sliced 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 pounds greens (spinach, Swiss chard, or beet greens) washed Salt and pepper (optional)   In a large pan, sauté the onion...

More Potassium, Less Sodium

More Potassium, Less Sodium

The standard American diet is too high in sodium and too low in potassium. A 2008 study from Harvard Medical School showed that people who ate twice as much potassium as sodium could cut their risk of cardiovascular disease by half! Our bodies only need about 500...

Top ten habits of a healthy lifestyle

Top ten habits of a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Bill's top ten habits of a lean, healthy lifestyle: Grazing on nutritious food throughout the day. Starting the day with a brainy breakfast. (feed your brain) Making supermarket shopping a lesson in lean living. Doing 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity daily....