nutrition

Ask A Doctor

by Dr. Erica Liesmaki

Dear Dr. Liesmaki; How much calcium do I need?

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Good for the gut

by Andrea Juarez

Fermented-foods trend brings beneficial bacteria to the belly

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Carrying the Weight

by Lisa Marshall

For moms-to-be, what they eat, gain can set baby up for life of obesity, disease

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Coconut milk a creamy addition for both sweet and savory dishes

by Andrea Juarez

Coconut milk is customarily found in cuisines from the tropics – including Southeast Asia, the Carribean, coastal Africa and India – locations where coconut trees thrive. The thick, sweet liquid is frequently used to balance the heat in spicy curries and soups. But, it is also used to make...

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Nutritional powerhouse: Avocado packed with antioxidants, fiber, good fat

by Andrea Juarez

Avocado is one of nature’s wondrous foods. Native to Mexico, it originated there as a wild variety sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. Today, avocado’s rich and creamy flesh is consumed throughout the world and is considered a nutritional powerhouse by many health professionals.

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Sodium

Shaking the salt habit: Scaling back on sodium can stave off disease

by Howard Rothman

Salt has been used to preserve food and enhance taste for centuries. It’s also essential for balancing bodily fluids. But too much can lead to serious health conditions, like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.

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Satiety: An apple a day can keep more than the doctor away

by Kelly Pate Dwyer

You have been on the go all day and arrive home ravenous. So you dive into a bag of chips, devouring the salty, crunchy goodness – chomping until you see the bottom of the bag. Feel full and satisfied?

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Gluten Free 101: Experts say diet can help, but claims are overblown

by Lisa Marshall

If you’re not on a gluten-free diet already, chances are it has crossed your mind. In the past decade, the number of people consciously avoiding the maligned protein prevalent in breads and baked goods has soared, with athletes, celebrities, and savvy food marketers touting a “gluten-free...

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Five ways to build muscle without lifting a pound

by Lisa Marshall

Whether you want to look better in a tank top, hoist your suitcase into the car with ease, or burn more calories faster, muscle matters. But, unfortunately, it naturally begins to decline well before we hit the “Big 40.”

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QUIZ YOUR HEALTH IQ

by Jan Sheehan

You get regular checkups, eat fruits and veggies, and exercise like an Energizer Bunny. But are you as healthy as you think? Take our quiz to check your health IQ. Then read on for additional wellness tips from Douglas County medical specialists.

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