category: healthy eating

Think Green for Better Health March 2012

Dear Fellow Nurse, St. Patrick’s Day reminds me of two things – the color green and the expression, “Luck of the Irish.” Luck is an interesting concept. Is it luck that brings us health, happiness and prosperity? According to a 10-year scientific study, to a large extent, people make their own good and bad fortune. Psychologist Richard Wiseman found that lucky…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

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My friend Amy had been encouraging me to try chia seeds, but it wasn’t until I noticed how good her skin looked that I took her seriously. When we recently went out to dinner together, she looked great and the skin around her eyes was smoother. By the way, Amy is in her 50′s. So I asked her, “What are…

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Healthy Eating on a Budget September 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, Not surprisingly, eating a healthier diet can come with a higher price tag. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at the economic impact of following the new U.S. dietary guidelines, which recommend eating more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium, and avoiding saturated fat and added sugar. They discovered that eating according to the new guidelines…

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Eating for Better Health August 2011

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Dear Fellow Nurse, I grew up in a household where my mother’s answer to the question, “What’s for dinner?” was most likely “steak,” “chicken” or “pork chops.” Most of our meals focused around meat with white rice or potatoes – french fries were our favorite – and one serving of vegetables. I am very grateful to have grown up in…

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