Posted on 11/16/2017
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the word itself conjures up overeating! But, it doesn’t have to. With a little know how, the infamous Thanksgiving “food coma” doesn’t have to be induced after your holiday dinner this year. With these healthy eating tips and a few swaps here and there, you can save hundreds, if not thousands of calories.
Posted on 11/9/2017
Fall is in the air and what a wonderful time of year for food. Healthy, nutritious, “super foods” that is! Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares her 3 favorite fall foods to swap for a healthier Thanksgiving in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 11/2/2017
Clean eating…what is it? There is no real definition of “clean eating,” but rather it is a common-sense approach to eating healthier. Here in America, we are accustomed to eating foods that are heavily processed. Eating foods that in no way resemble fruits, vegetables, grains or healthy protein is very common in the Western world. However, it is not the best diet for a healthy weight or healthy lifestyle. Taking a “clean” eating approach reminds us to eat whole foods, or "real" foods which are unprocessed or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.
Posted on 10/26/2017
Finding healthy Halloween treats your kids will love may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Essentially, being mindful this holiday season will help you find more nutritious treats that your kids will also love.
Posted on 10/19/2017
Unfortunately, too many people associate the word “diet” with “deprivation.” But it doesn’t have to be that way! Don’t let eating healthy be a daunting task. Prepare mentally and physically, enjoy what you eat and make it a way of life! Here are my simple tips to plan, stick to and enjoy a healthy diet.
Posted on 10/18/2017
Good news! Breast cancer rates have dropped nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), preventing 322,600 deaths.
Posted on 10/12/2017
In America there seems to be a pill for just about every ailment. But an area that’s lacking effective medicine, is the area of obesity and weight loss. Despite best efforts by drug companies and surgeons, obesity simply cannot be cured by pills, shots or even surgery. And, that’s not for a lack of trying either!
Posted on 10/5/2017
October is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Are you concerned about the amount of added sugar and calories the holiday brings with it?
Posted on 09/28/2017
Obesity is a costly affliction impacting the economic health of our country. In the U.S. an obese adult costs tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages according to a new study.
Posted on 09/27/2017
I’m so happy to have just spent the past two days with the nursing class I taught in 1954 at Peoria Methodist Hospital. They came for a visit in Marseilles and I showed them around. Those ladies are a fun group and I’m so glad we’ve kept in touch all these years…60 years! It was fun to learn about their families and what they’ve been up to.