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Vitamins, Minerals and More

Whether it’s to boost nutrition, improve heart health, lose weight or just feel better, more people are turning to dietary supplements. “Just as with exercise, people add supplements to their daily regimen. They’re trying to improve their health today, and prevent things that could happen down the road,” says Karen Hoffman, PharmD, of Avera Specialty Pharmacy. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

4 Food Tips for Healthy Outdoor Eating

Is camping or hiking on your agenda for this summer? If they are, then making a plan for safe, healthy and, of course, fun and tasty foods is also a must. We know we need plenty of fluids and energy bars are easy to pack, but there’s more to consider if you’re planning to be out for more than a couple of hours. Read More »
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Carbs: To Fear or Not to Fear … That Is the Question!

Many of us have tried or know someone who has tried a high protein, low carbohydrate or no carbohydrate diet. We also know that these diets often end in failure. Why? Sustainability. Advocates for protein-rich diets urge individuals to stay away from carbohydrates because they are responsible for the obesity epidemic and chronic disease burden of the world. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

5 Reasons to Make Dairy Products a Part of Your Daily Diet

June Dairy Month is an annual event that began in 1937. It initially began as an event to promote milk and help stabilize the demand for dairy products since cows were put out to pasture in the summer and this resulted in peak production during the summer months. Read More »
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Food Safety: Top Three Tips for Proper Food Prep

Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, E. Coli, Listeria, Clostridium perfringens, Cyclospora — were these names on the guest list for your last barbeque or picnic? I would hope not! These are not guests that you would want to be attending your event; these are the names of the bacteria, viruses and parasites that are common causes of food poisoning. Read More »
Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Marshall

Journey to Wellness: The Skinny on Fats

“The fat you eat is the fat you wear.” – Dr. John McDougall   This has always been one of my favorite quotes. I first heard it three years ago and I’ve never forgotten it. The average American eats 30 – 40 percent of his or her daily calories from fat, with about 15 percent consisting of saturated fats. Read More »
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