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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
Categories: Education,  Nutrition
‘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
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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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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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10 Ways to Sneak in More Vegetables

10 Ways to Sneak in More Vegetables

By Erin Decker, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE     Make half of your plate vegetables. Aim for 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. We know vegetables are good for us. They give us fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plenty of other plant compounds that impact our... Read More
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The Brain Drives the Body

The Brain Drives the Body

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “The Brain drives the Body”. Such an eloquent, simple statement spoken to me by my brother Bill 25 years ago as he summarized the decline of my mother’s health as she battled dementia. Bill summed up what I learned in my Medical School... Read More
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90-Second Nutrition Lesson

90-Second Nutrition Lesson

By Joanne Fruth, MD     Diet is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, and the statistics in the US are even worse. So how does a busy physician teach a memorable dietary lesson in 90 sec? Here’s my pitch: First, I draw a circle on the paper, then a line to... Read More
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