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AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

August 1, 2022 4:55 pm Published by Comments Off on AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

August is prime time for luscious tomatoes, sweet peppers, robust eggplant, summer squash, and sweet corn. Their colors are beautiful and their healthfulness is plentiful. It pays to make the most of enjoying these veggies in-season when taste and nutrition are at their peak. TOMATOES During much of the year, off-season supermarket tomatoes are often [...]


BLUEBERRIES ARE A ‘SUPERFOOD’ AND THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN JULY

July 18, 2022 1:58 pm Published by Comments Off on BLUEBERRIES ARE A ‘SUPERFOOD’ AND THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN JULY

Blueberry picking season is here! While we can find them in grocery stores all year round, blueberries are ripe for picking at local farms and markets now. They are a tiny fruit packed with lots of nutrition and health benefits. Dubbed a “superfood” they may play a role in lowering the risk for heart disease [...]


JULY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH

July 1, 2022 12:43 pm Published by Comments Off on JULY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH

According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), President Ronald Regan signed National Ice Cream Month into law on July 9, 1984. He noted that ice cream consumption substantially contributed to the U.S. economy and strengthened the health of the country’s dairy industry. President Regan further designated the third Sunday of the month as National [...]


INTERMITTENT FASTING AND MINDFUL EATING…THE PERFECT COMBINATION?

June 16, 2022 1:03 pm Published by Comments Off on INTERMITTENT FASTING AND MINDFUL EATING…THE PERFECT COMBINATION?

Intermittent fasting has been getting a lot of attention, from those looking to lose weight, to others hoping to improve glucose control. It’s a pattern of eating that alternates between fasting and eating, on a regular schedule. Mindful or intuitive eating is a style of eating, where purposeful attention is paid to the food we [...]


DIABETES MEAL PLANNING…WHAT CAN I EAT?

June 3, 2022 3:31 pm Published by Comments Off on DIABETES MEAL PLANNING…WHAT CAN I EAT?

Diabetes meal planning can be challenging and confusing. It seems that everyone has a different idea of what you should or shouldn’t eat. Maybe you’ve been told “you can’t eat pasta” or “rice has too many carbs”. There is much advice and many opinions out there, and while some have merit, others are completely false. [...]


“AGE MY WAY” FOR OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

May 16, 2022 4:39 pm Published by Comments Off on “AGE MY WAY” FOR OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

Each year the Administration for Community Living (ACL) promotes a celebration of older Americans in the month of May. This year, the theme is “Age My Way”. The focus is on older adults aging in place and living independently for as long as possible. The number of adults in the United States over the age [...]


MAY IS OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH…IS DIABETES A RISK FACTOR?

May 5, 2022 4:31 pm Published by Comments Off on MAY IS OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH…IS DIABETES A RISK FACTOR?

Osteoporosis is “the most common bone disease in humans”, according to the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Report by the Surgeon General. It is a progressive deterioration of the bone’s integrity, and while it is frequently age-related, its development and severity are influenced by a number of factors, such as diet, heredity, race, medications, and other [...]


BETHESDA NEWTRITION & WELLNESS SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES A “HEALTHCARE TO COMMUNITY” PROGRAM.

April 15, 2022 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on BETHESDA NEWTRITION & WELLNESS SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES A “HEALTHCARE TO COMMUNITY” PROGRAM.

Diabetes is a chronic disease and a growing concern across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates the number of adults with diabetes is nearly thirty million, and the prevalence in Maryland is repeatedly among the top twenty-five states. The Maryland Department of Health is taking this seriously and collaborating with partners [...]


BALANCING DIABETES AND AGING… 7 IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR SENIORS.

April 1, 2022 4:38 pm Published by Comments Off on BALANCING DIABETES AND AGING… 7 IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR SENIORS.

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects people of all ages, requiring careful monitoring of blood sugar, heart health, and long-term diabetes complications. For seniors, however, managing diabetes demands more attention, as the risks for complications are compounded by the body’s aging process. WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes is a disease that is caused by the [...]


MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH…LET’S EAT RIGHT WITH LESS SALT!

March 15, 2022 4:02 pm Published by Comments Off on MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH…LET’S EAT RIGHT WITH LESS SALT!

Let’s eat right with less salt! Most of us consume more than we realize, and you may be surprised to learn the majority of our salt or sodium intake does not come from the salt shaker. Even bread and cereals have added sodium, with some containing as much as 230 mg per serving. While we [...]