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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, Preventative Care · 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 »
News, Nutrition · Avera Health

Journey to Wellness: The Dairy Debate

As someone who subscribes to a plant-based diet (vegan), last month I answered the question about where I get protein in my diet. This month I thought I would answer the second most common question I receive: Where do you get your calcium? Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Journey to Wellness: The Protein Argument

One of the most common questions I get about my diet is, “where do you get your protein?” Let’s take a closer look at the protein argument that would apply to any of our diets. The building blocks of protein are called amino acids. Read More »
Nutrition · McKennan

Journey to Wellness: A Change in Diet

At a recent staff meeting we were discussing New Year’s resolutions. Common themes each year include weight loss, improving exercising goals, reducing stress and more time for self. There are many other resolutions but as we all know, they are very difficult to keep. Read More »
Nutrition · McKennan

Don’t Supersize This Holiday Season!

Here comes the holiday season! For many of us, it starts with Thanksgiving and carries on through the New Year. It includes special and traditional foods that are different than what we typically include in our regular meal plans. Holiday weight gain, not to mention heartburn, sluggishness and other maladies associated with overindulgence in food and drink, can be avoided. Read More »
News, Nutrition · Marshall