Employee wellness is becoming a topic of focus as headlines and our insurance premiums are making it painfully obvious: healthcare costs are increasing, in part to our increasing waistlines. And while employee wellness is a difficult and delicate issue to handle, it should not be ignored.
In this “Food is Medicine” profile, we are going to take a look at some of the health benefits of ginger. While some of the health benefits of ginger have been known for a long time, recently we’re discovering new and exciting ways ginger is healing our bodies and keeping them healthy.
It seems to me that metabolic syndrome is the newest, “hottest”, diagnosis. But does metabolic syndrome deserve the attention it’s getting? I went on a mission to see if metabolic syndrome is just hype or if it’s a real public wellness issue.
In this Superfood Spotlight, we are taking a look at (drum roll) SPINACH! This one is just a given. How can a dietitian have a list of super foods without spinach, right? Read on to learn more about it’s versatility and nutrient density. HINT: If you prepare it right, your kids won’t even know it’s there.
The idea that one can prevent diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., seems foreign to some people. But as a clinical dietician I can say with certainty that it’s true. And here are the 5 best ways to prevent diabetes from taking hold in your life or the life of a loved one.
What people ask, “How much should I weigh?” what they really need to know is their “healthy weight” range. But there’s more to being healthy than merely your weight. Let’s take a look at 3 popular metrics to help determine if your healthy weight range is really indeed healthy: BMI, waist circumference, and body fat percentage.
Glycemic index indicates how a particular food will affect your blood sugar. But does that really matter and will a low glycemic index diet actually work?
Dietary fiber is one of those subjects that most everyone knows is important, but not everybody knows why or even what it is. And who wants to talk about boring old fiber when there are brand new fad diets to try? But from a dietitian’s perspective, and more importantly, a mom’s, I think it’s worth taking a closer look at your dietary fiber needs.