Tonight I watched President Obama's health care reform speech. I have to say, I was moved. For those who did not or will not get the chance to see the speech, here's a brief recap. Obama began by explaining the massive expense of US health care at 150% more than any other country in the world. Yet, ... Read More about Health care reform: are you blue or red?
First, let's set the record straight. Foods that are "enriched" have nutrients added back which were lost in the refining process. Foods that are "fortified" have nutrients added which weren't originally present in the food item. So, with all the fortified omega-3 products out there, you can get in ... Read More about Omega-3 "Fortification"
When yet another patient came into my office carrying a myriad of Acai berry supplements for "weight loss", I figure it's time to address this topic on my blog... The acai berry is being touted as a "power" food, "super food", and everything in between. Acai berry information can be found scattered ... Read More about Acai Craze
Confucius hit the nail on the head with that one! I was just talking to bff, Kristen (she's the ICU nurse), in Chicago and we got on the topic of work. While yes, life is monotonous (especially after getting hitched!), and some days I get sick of listening to diet recalls by 3pm...I truly love ... Read More about "If you love what you do, you'll never work another day in your life!"
College football season starts today. Line-up on ESPN: 11am - Ohio State (who will lose to Navy), 2:45pm - Illinois vs. Mizzou (Illini will polish'em off, no problem), and 6 pm - Oklahoma vs. BYU (no competition - OU's got it).To prepare, the morning started with serious preparations: chili -- ... Read More about Christmas in September!
I tried TWO new recipes yesterday -- chicken tortilla soup for dinner, and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies made with Southaven multigrain mix for dessert. Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts -- cooked and shredded 15 ounces whole tomatoes 10 ounces ... Read More about Dinner, dessert, and stevia
Blog topic request: simple sugars. My friend -- we'll call her Jenny -- is pregnant! Jenny went for her oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in her second trimester, per protocol, to check for gestational diabetes (GDM). Gestational diabetes shows up in approximately 4-5% of pregnancies and is ... Read More about Simple Sugars and More Crock Pot Love…
Out with cardboard, in with flavor! Many years ago when I was first getting serious about nutrition, there was a handful of flavor-less "cardboard" cereals on the market that provided plentiful amounts of dietary fiber. Today, the choices of high-fiber cereals are plentiful...thank goodness. USA ... Read More about Fiber up! …and taste test #2