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Pros and Cons of Natural Sugar Alternatives for People with Diabetes

Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN August 17, 2018 0 Comments General Health

People with diabetes often use artificial sweeteners to limit their consumption of added sugar. Unlike added sugar, artificial sweeteners do not raise your blood sugar in the short term. But using artificial sweeteners may not be the best approach to limiting sugar in your overall diet, and a lot of my patients have questions about […]

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How much protein should you really be eating?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare June 4, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

A macronutrient essential to the muscle-building process, protein molecules are made up of amino acids, several of which are considered “essential”. This means that they cannot be synthesized naturally and have to be sourced from your diet. Because protein not only helps us build muscle, but is also stored in tissue and bone and used […]

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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD April 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

I have heard many times how confusing the nutrition facts label can be. “What do I look at? How much am I supposed to get? What is important for me?” The nutrition facts label can be very complex, especially when we haven’t been told how to decipher it. For those of you who don’t want […]

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Heart Health Awareness - Year-Round

Tiffany Tiffany February 22, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

Create Heart-Healthy Habits 365 Days a Year! February is American Heart Month. With 17.3 million deaths each year from cardiovascular disease, it’s important to remember about your heart health, not just for the month of February, but year-round! Let’s take a quick glance at the statistics of heart disease and just how prevalent and dangerous […]

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Eating for a Healthy Heart

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 16, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition and eating for a healthy heart, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are the labs your doctor orders to check the levels of cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides. It’s important to know your numbers and to understand what those numbers means so […]

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Food Swaps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 25, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

As the Super Bowl comes creeping up in the coming weeks, we start to prepare dishes and snacks for our parties with friends and family.  Unfortunately, most of those dishes and snacks are packed with calories, fried in grease and just overall unhealthy. The average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during […]

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A healthy snack—when your munchkins have the munchies!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 30, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

With childhood obesity rates where they are, it’s important to teach your kids how to make healthy choices, and what better way than to teach them to make nutritious snacks that are easy and delicious! The first step is setting aside a low cabinet or low refrigerator shelf where kids can access food to make snacks […]

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Eating Well for Hearing Health

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 16, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you consume can have a positive effect on your hearing. Studies indicate foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost your hearing. In some cases, they may even help prevent or delay hearing loss. Omega-3 fatty […]

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Eating for Heart Health- Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Amy Podmolik Amy Podmolik February 10, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are the labs your doctor orders to check the levels of cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides. It’s important to know your numbers and to understand what those numbers means so that you can be more proactive […]

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Dining to keep your heart healthy

Alena Purpero Alena Purpero February 1, 2017 0 Comments General Health

As Wisconsin residents, we find ourselves battling the same things. The battle of explaining what a “bubbler” is to outsiders, the gamble of your car starting in the midst of a harsh winter, and lastly, eating right in the land of cheese and beer. Food is a big deal in Wisconsin’s culture, and it’s not uncommon […]

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