Showing posts from November, 2013

Foodie Friday & A Gift Kids Can Make: Healthy Trail Mix

So, by the Friday after Thanksgiving, especially if the weather has kept you indoors, the kids might be looking for something to do. Instead of hitting the already crowded malls, help the kids make a homemade treat that can be put into pretty containers and given as gifts.

On Thanksgiving, Hanukkah Or Any Day: Giving Thanks Can Boost Health

Turkey – Check. Candles–Check Parade on TV – Check. Expressing Gratitude – Not on the List?

Whether it’s a holiday like Thanksgiving or Hanukkah -- in 2013, Thanksgivikkah – or any random day, this simple act seems to bear real physical and mental health benefits, according to researchers.

11 Ways To Stay On Track During The Holidays

By Guest Blogger Renee Covey, RD, LD, CDE

With endless amounts of tempting holiday treats, parties to attend and busy schedules, too often weight gain over the holidays seems inevitable. But with a little creativity and planning ahead, you don’t have to go into 2014 with extra pounds. 

As a dietitian, I work with people who have had bariatric surgery at the Center for Surgical Weight Management at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth. Through their experiences and my own, here are my top tips for navigating the holidays:

Foodie Friday: Wild Rice and Apple Dressing Recipe

A flavorful, seasonal alternative for Thanksgiving We all love dressing alongside the Thanksgiving turkey. But too often the dressing is mushy and has the same flavors as the turkey. Why not change it up a bit this year? Wild Rice and Apple Dressing’s sage and thyme flavors, along with the more interesting texture is sure to get you rave reviews. Plus it’s healthier...shhh – no one but you will know that it's healthy.

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Matt Damon's Top 5 Tips To Quit Smoking

For Matt Damon, Aug. 5, 2004 was a life-changing day – the day he became a nonsmoker and put 17 years of pack-and-a-half days behind him. 

His motivation? He wanted to improve his health before he and his wife started a family. 

If you’re ready to be like Matt – a nonsmoker -- here are five steps:

10 Tips For A Healthier Flight

The last time you flew on a plane, did you arrive chipper and ready to go, or lethargic, stiff and numb? While it's the airline's job to make sure you reach your destination safely, it's up to you to make sure you arrive healthy. Make these tips part of your next flight plan.

4 Foods To Avoid During The Holidays

Fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean meats are on the menu all year long. But during the holidays, there are temptations around every corner. Here are a few to leave at the buffet:

PSA Testing: To Screen Or Not To Screen

When it comes to screening for prostate cancer, there is some controversy. Because it is such a slow-growing form of the disease, some practitioners consider no treatment at all to be an appropriate measure. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some treatments can cause serious side effects, such as impotence and incontinence. So, the question remains, "Should men receive a PSA test?" Learn what the experts have to say.