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Eating for Your Blood Type


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Diets have changed drastically over the past 20 years. One emerging diet is “The Blood Type Diet.” Touted to be a personalized eating plan that believes your blood type affects how your body responds to food and much more. Dr. Peter J D’Adamo is the creator of this diet and believes that blood types also affect the type of gut bacteria a person has, which in turn, changes the ability to digest certain foods and thus utilization of macronutrients. He believes the Blood Type Diet is a plan that allows you to choose foods that help you to lead a healthier life. The Diet: Dr. D’Adamo’s website reports the following benefits from following his plan: “lose weight, reduce inflammation, increase … Continue reading

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Bring Flavor Inside This Winter!


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Don’t let the fading of fall get you down! Bring color inside by starting your own indoor garden this season. Gardening indoors allows you to save money at the grocery store and add delicious flavors to your favorite holiday meals. Not only will growing your own herbs and vegetables benefit your seasonal activities, but it will benefit your heart health as well. Over the years, increases in processed and fast foods have given rise to increased sodium consumption. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume no more than 2400 milligrams of sodium per day. Consuming less than this recommended amount can help lower blood pressure and protect your heart. Fortunately, one of the easiest ways to replace sodium and … Continue reading

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No More Food Rules, Please.


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Low carb, high protein, no artificial sweeteners, don’t eat after 7 p.m., eat 6 small meals a day, no eating in between meals, no alcohol. Ah! The regulations we place on what we eat have gotten intense. Patients I see daily are coming in with unrealistic, unhealthy, and sometimes dangerous eating plans to lose weight. Too many “rules” may set you up for failure, especially if it requires you to avoid entire food groups or totally disrupts your schedule. Here are two examples of why placing strict diet rules on yourself just don’t work long term: Your best friend tells you all white foods make you gain weight, so you decide to avoid them. However, foods like cauliflower, turnips, tofu … Continue reading

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5 Festive Tips for a Healthy Holiday Waistline


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As we all know, the holidays provide several more reasons (as if Americans needed any more) to sit at the table or on the couch, and eat.  Thanksgiving is our one national holiday that’s absolutely devoted to overeating.  And Christmas meals are just like Thanksgiving, with some added presents and a tree. Then there’s New Years with far too many calorie-packed beverages.  Every year around November come all the helpful tips on how to have a successful healthy Holiday season.  Even so, many times it still turns out to be yet another very unhealthy, overindulgent season.  Here are some down-to-earth steps you can take to prevent your December and January from being filled with guilt and regret. Structure Unfortunately this … Continue reading

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