Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

Risk Factors for Disease You Can’t Change

Knowing your risk factors for diseases and other health conditions, including breast cancer, is the key to prevention! While many risk factors are modifiable, meaning you can change them, others unfortunately aren’t.  Here are some other risk factors of breast cancer. Age. The highest rates of breast cancer are diagnosed after age 70. Family History….

Fall 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Can Certain Foods Help You Age Gracefully? • A New Option to Ease the Transition to Whole Grains • Four Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer • Managing the Halloween Candy…and Your Diabetes! • Diet and Other Lifestyle Factors Linked to the Prevention of Dementia • Food of the Month: Pomegranate • Recipe of the Month: Pomegranate-Orange Glazed Turkey

Summer 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Strategies for Staying Slim This Summer • Turn Your Tired Indoor Fitness Routine Into Creative Outdoor Workouts! • Fitting in Fruits and Veggies on a Budget • Get the Facts on Vitamin D • The Beneficial Role of DHA in Breastfeeding Mothers • Feature Food of the Month: Walnuts • Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Walnut String Bean Salad

Fun at the Farmers Market!

Overwhelmed at the sight of overflowing baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables at your local farmers market? With a little bit of planning you can shop for your weekly meals and have fun all at the same time! 1. Know what’s fresh! Read up on what grows locally in your area in that given season…

Get on the Road to Relief from IBS

While there is no known cure for irritable bowel syndrome, there are ways in which one can improve symptoms. Always talk to a doctor and registered dietitian before beginning any “diet” aimed at treating IBS. Here are a couple of tips for getting relief: Eat Smaller Meals Consuming large meals can often result in cramping…

Shopping List Ideas to Keep Your Pantry Well-Stocked!

Having a pantry that is chock-full of all the basic ingredients you may need will make handling weeknight meals a cinch. With everything on hand, you’ll be prepared for anything! BAKING Flour Granulated sugar Brown sugar Powder sugar Cornstarch Baking powder Baking soda Vanilla extractDRIED GOODS Dried beans Dried fruits NutsRICE Brown rice Wild rice…

What You’re Eating May Help Soothe Arthritis Pain

What can help: Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Once ingested, omega-3’s convert into compounds that are much more potent than the original fatty acids themselves.  One important type of compound, called resolvin, is effective in signaling the inflammatory response to end. In arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, an overactive immune system causes degradation of body tissues.  Resolvins…

Sources of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is unique because we can synthesize all of our needs for this vitamin from sunlight. When the ultraviolet rays of the sun hit our skin, the vitamin is then converted into its active form. Even though our bodies synthesize Vitamin D, it is still an essential nutrient that we need to get from…

Spring 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Family Meals Matter: The Importance of Eating Together • Get the Most From Your Exercise with the Right Post-Workout Meal • Get the Facts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Eat to Beat the Inflammation Associated with Arthritis • Feature Food of the Month: Strawberries • Feature Food of the Month Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

New Recommendations for Added Sugars – 2009

Added sugars include sugars added to foods during processing, preparation, or at the table. Here are the new recommendations from The American Heart Association. Women: no more than 25 grams, or 6 teaspoons, of added sugar per day. Men: no more than 37 grams, or 9 teaspoons, of added sugar per day. The average American…

Lose the Weight and Keep it off in 2010!

Feeling stuffed from an overload of holiday treats? If your New Year’s Resolution is to shed the excess weight you’ve put on in the past year and keep it off forever, try some of these suggestions to get you started off on the right foot. Write it all down. No matter what it is, write…

Avoiding Fat Traps at the Coffee House!

By making smart choices at home or on your next trip to the coffee house, you can enjoy the health benefits of soothing winter beverages without packing on the pounds! Try working your way from full fat milk down to skim milk. Start with 2%, then switch to 1%, and before you know it, skim…

Winter 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Hot Beverages to Warm You Up This Winter…Without All the Fat! • Boost Your Energy and Fight the Winter Blues • Set Yourself Up For Success and Start Fresh in 2010 • Limit Added Sugars- Your Heart Will Thank You! • Give Your Sweetie the Gift of Heart Health This Valentine’s Day • Feature Food of the Month: Parsnips • Feature Food of the Month Recipe: Parsnips with Sautéed Onions

Safe Internal Temperatures

Cook meat and poultry to the following temperatures to ensure it is cooked thoroughly. To measure the internal temperature, insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat away from fat or bone.  For poultry, insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. °Fahrenheit ° Celsius FRESH BEEF    Medium Rare 145…

Keep Your Smile as Bright as It Can Be!

Simple lifestyle and diet changes are all you need to optimize the health of your teeth and gums. Here are a few tips to help you get started: Limit frequent exposure to regular and diet soft drinks and juices. Avoid habits that promote tooth wear such as sipping, swishing, or holding drinks in the mouth…

Fall 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Reap the Many Benefits of Yoga Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Advanced Prostate Cancer? How Does Nutrition Affect Dental Hygiene? Weight Control in Young Adulthood May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Safe Food Handling to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving Feature Food of the Month: Pumpkin Healthy Recipe of the…



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