Doctors and the Secret to Weight Loss


Did you know that most doctors have less than 20 hours of nutrition education? Yet, people turn to their doctors for weight loss advice. Or, they’re one of the millions who tune into the Dr. Oz show and raptly listen to his recommendations. He does have some interesting guests with some good health and nutrition […]

Gingered Carrot Latkes

Carrot Latkes

What foods come to mind when you think of Spring? Carrots? Asparagus? Fresh, delicate greens?  I started thinking about carrots last week, envisioning new ways to prepare them. Thoughts turned to the fact carrots are root vegetables, so they should be able to be prepared in many recipes in place of potatoes. This line of […]

Creamy Carrot-Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

How do you eat your carrots? Have you ever had carrot soup? Carrots are jam-packed with nutrition! A 10-year study from the Netherlands examined the relationship between eating carrots (and other fruits and vegetables) and protection against heart disease (CVD). The deep orange/yellow vegetables and fruits were most protective against CVD. The more carrots people ate, […]

The Orange Guide

Oranges - Blood

The prime season for fresh oranges is during the winter months. Most of us know oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. But, did you know that fresh oranges are also good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin A and folic acid? Which is better – a glass of orange juice or a whole orange? […]

Dorm Room Eating

Need Munchies

What to eat during late nights? Want something easy to fuel your brain and body? What if the dining hall’s closed or you have no money left on your dining card? You can always grab the easy things like cookies and snack mix. But, eventually that stuff can make you feel a little sick and […]

Cooking Tip – Ginger

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Ginger has been used for ages to relieve gastrointestinal upset, like nausea from motion sickness and pregnancy. Many recent studies have explored the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger with very positive results. As part of this research on ginger’s role against tissue inflammation, scientists are looking at it’s effect on various cancers and dementia. Ginger should […]