Health and Wellness

What Can Paula Deen Teach Us?

“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.” – Hippocrates Recently, in the news, Paula Deen revealed that for the last three years she’s suffered from Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. Well, to many, including me, Deen’s illness is no surprise. […]

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Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Instead of serving store-bought snacks high in calories, fat, and sodium, try preparing healthier snacks at your Super Bowl party. Check out the healthy Super Bowl recipes below from EatingWell. You’re sure to score winning points with your guests! (photo courtesy of EatingWell.com) Southwestern Layered Bean Dip (photo courtesy of EatingWell.com) Boneless Buffalo Wings (photo […]

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Here’s To Your Health in 2012

One of the nice things about working at the Centers for Disease Control is exposure to lots of useful health information, resources and tools. I found some neat 2012 calendars targeted to men, women, and communities, with healthy messages for eating healthy, promoting healthy lifestyles, and encouraging medical checkups. These calendars can be printed and […]

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Hot Food Trends in 2012

With the new year approaching, I’m on alert for any new information or resources that will help me to stay focused on my healthy eating resolutions for 2012.  Eating healthy, while dining, can become a challenge. I was happy to stumble upon the National Restaurant Association’s survey of professional chefs, and their top menu trends […]

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Healthy Holiday Appetizers

The holidays can bring more than just happiness and joy; extra pounds can become an uninvited guest. If you’re hosting holiday parties, help your guests eat healthier by serving healthy holiday appetizers. One of my favorite appetizers is a smoked salmon and cream cheese spread. This appetizer is very easy to prepare, and always gets […]

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