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5 Foods for Radiant Skin

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Feeling the warm sun on my skin is one of my favorite parts of summer.  I love a golden glow as much as anyone, but too much sunshine can be harmful.  Using sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is important, but what you eat can also help keep this vital organ looking and working its best. Healthy Food = Healthy Skin
The skin is the largest organ in the body…

5 Diabetic-Friendly Snacks

Friday, June 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1
I’ve provided nutrition counseling for newly diagnosed and long-time diabetic kids and adults. Plus many relatives from my mom’s side of the family live with diabetes. What many folks don’t realize is that if you go over 4 to 5 hours between meals, a snack may be just what you need in order to help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Snacking Guidelines
Snacks are “mini meals” that should help contribute…

6 Not So Healthy Foods

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
by Gail Watson, Contributing blogger We try to eat healthy foods, but some so called “healthy” foods may not be as  as we think. Some foods may have more calories or hidden sugar that we realize. Although the package may tout the food as being healthy, we don’t always read the label and pay attention to the ingredients or how much we are eating.This can lead to eating more than we should, and some of those hidden evils…

Meatless Monday Menu #1

Monday, March 4th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Gail Watson, Contributing Blogger Going meatless once a week is an easy way to improve your diet. A recent study found that a diet that is lower in saturated fats, processed meats and sweets, along with a higher intake of healthy oils, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereals can contribute to a healthy heart. To help you get a heart healthy meal on your table, each Monday we’ll be posting a meatless meal that you and your…

Feeding Your Child: Stomach Bug Edition

Monday, February 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Eight o’clock last night my 5-year old daughter came into my bedroom and proceeded to vomit on my bedroom floor. Then came a night filled with upchucking by my gal and worry by me. Of course my number one concern (and that of many parents) is my kid needs to eat! Here are good reminders of how to feed your child during and after a stomach bug wreaks havoc. During
When you’re kiddo is in the midst of their spout of vomiting and/or…