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Baked Cinnamon Stuffed Apples

Baked Cinnamon Stuffed Apples

Written by: Bonnie Wilson, MS, RDN, LDN   Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes: 8 servings Ingredients 4 Golden Delicious or McIntosh apples, cored½ of lemon (juiced)6 tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend¼ cup oatmeal, dry2 tablespoons margarine¼... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living,  Nutrition,  Recipes
The Brain and Screen Time

The Brain and Screen Time

By Joanne Fruth, MD     The brain is the organ that controls thoughts, behaviors and bodily functions. “The brain drives the body”. I think of it as a complex circuit board comprised of neurotransmitters that activate pathways. Activating these pathways results... Read More
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Last-Minute Healthy Living Gift Ideas

Last-Minute Healthy Living Gift Ideas

By Erin Decker, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE    I’m the worst at shopping. I always wait until the last minute to buy my gifts during the holidays! If you can relate, check out some of these ideas for your friends and family trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Kitchen... Read More
Categories: Education,  Healthy Living,  Nutrition
Clarifying Ghee – What We Know… and Don’t

Clarifying Ghee – What We Know… and Don’t

Written by Avance Care registered dietitian Chris Thompson, MS, RDN, LDN What is Ghee? Ghee has long been a component of Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest whole-body healing practices focusing on achieving balance between mind, body, and spirit. It plays a prominent... Read More
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‘Tis the Season for… STRESS

‘Tis the Season for… STRESS

By Alies Barton, MSW, LCSW    While the holiday season can bring joy it can also bring on a lot of stress. There is so much to do and expectations of what the holidays “should” look like can be high. Sometimes we place these expectations on ourselves or sometimes they... Read More
Categories: Education,  Healthy Living,  Nutrition
8 Nutritious Thanksgiving Swaps

8 Nutritious Thanksgiving Swaps

By Christina Dauer, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE     Thanksgiving is fast approaching! Feel satisfied, but not stuffed with these swaps to lighten up the dishes at your table, without sacrificing flavor. If you choose to have a portion of your favorite foods or dessert... Read More
Categories: Education,  Healthy Living,  Nutrition
A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “A body at motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest.”  Thanks Sir Isaac Newton for your first law of motion, but thanks professor Louis Alley, Ph.D. for teaching it in a way that has remained with me my entire... Read More
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Parmesan and Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

Parmesan and Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

Written by: Doris Nicolas-Mir, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE   Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 70 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 tablespoon fresh thyme2 cups button mushrooms, chopped bite size2... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living,  Nutrition,  Recipes
I Didn’t Want To, But I Did It

I Didn’t Want To, But I Did It

By Joanne Fruth, MD     I finally got my flu shot last week – I kept putting it off. I used the excuse that I really wanted to get Flublock. Flublock is a newer type of flu shot which has a slightly higher immune response than flu shots incubated in eggs. It’s... Read More
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