by: Kristen Hicks MS, RD, LD, PhD Student Visiting with your doctor is essential to making sure that you are receiving the best care. Why? Your doctor is responsible for ordering labs, determining physical activity capabilities and diagnosing health conditions. According to Healthy People 2020 objectives, your doctor is recommended to increase the proportion of […]

You may have heard that consuming antioxidant rich foods could be beneficial for our health and possibly prevent some types of cancers. Popular food choices include berries, dark leafy greens, chocolate, red wine and even coffee! But did you know that the herbs and seasonings you’ll find on your spice rack are packed with antioxidants? The most […]

The much anticipated 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has finally been released. These guidelines are designed to give Americans recommendations on making the best choices for their health. According to, “Every 5 years, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) must jointly publish a report containing nutritional and […]

You may be aware of the health benefits of butternut squash and pumpkin but have you ever had them together? Their flavors compliment each other nicely and together, they provide a powerful 1-2 punch of vitamins, minerals and fiber. This Winter Squash Soup is a great recipe to make during the cold months. The pumpkin […]

All foods contain Calories, but candy and sweets can add up quickly in small amounts. Don’t get us wrong, as healthy as it would be, we don’t foresee everyone exclusively sticking to fruits and vegetables on Halloween, but keep these numbers in mind as you indulge on your favorite candies. To put things in perspective, […]