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Healthy Holiday: Cranberry Artichoke Stuffing

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD November 16, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s almost here – Thanksgiving! It is probably the most food-focused holiday there is, so it seems appropriate that this week we talk about a favorite side dish…stuffing! Who doesn’t love stuffing? All those mushy carbs soaked in fat. Yum! OK, yes, stuffing is delicious but it can also be very unhealthy. One website published […]

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Low sodium: No salt doesn't have to mean no flavor

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD August 26, 2016 0 Comments General Health

Have you been told that you need to follow a low sodium diet, or watch your salt/sodium intake? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (this is equal to 1 teaspoon). Eating too much sodium puts you at risk for developing serious medical conditions, […]

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Natural Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD May 26, 2016 0 Comments General Health

“My doctor told me I have high blood pressure, what do I do now?” Well, the good news is that what you eat makes a difference, and there are natural, healthy alternatives to reducing your numbers. Here are three healthy alternatives to lowering your blood pressure through a proper diet: Eat less salt. A high-sodium […]

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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD March 30, 2016 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. By the way, the FDA is proposing […]

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Best Nutrient Dense Foods To Eat

colleenmcginn colleenmcginn January 21, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates As the Executive Chef at Fort Healthcare I carefully choose each product I serve based on what provides the most nutrition per serving. So what does nutrition mean? Well, nutrient density refers to the level of nutrition per a specific volume of food. Nutrient-dense […]

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Fort Healthy- A Recipe to Health

Stephanie Gogots Stephanie Gogots December 17, 2015 0 Comments General Health

With the holidays right around the corner, it can become easy to cave into those traditional holiday foods – you know, the ones Grandma Gigi has been making since as far back as you can remember? There is warmth in traditions of all kinds, especially during this time of year, most of which are surrounded […]

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4 steps to Control your Blood Sugar

Rhonda Perdelwitz RN, CDE Rhonda Perdelwitz RN, CDE November 5, 2015 0 Comments Family Medicine

Are you a person with diabetes? Whether you were recently diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, this is a helpful reminder on the four things you must do to maintain a healthy blood sugar. Even if you are NOT DIABETIC, these tips can help keep you on track to avoid future blood […]

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