Diet and Nutrition

3 Foods That Can Lower Cholesterol and Help You Lose Weight

High cholesterol (>200mg/dL) is often associated with a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. With dangerous levels of cholesterol flowing in the blood, some can deposit in the arteries, which can limit the flow of blood and lead to cardiovascular problems. High cholesterol has no obvious symptoms until it leads to problems, so it’s […]

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Why Do Onions Make Us Cry?

We’ve all experienced it: the burning feeling and tears in our eyes when we chop, dice, or mince our favorite bulb to add to our meal. Why do onions make us cry? The cells of the onion’s bulb have a chemical called propanethial S-oxide, or otherwise known as Lachrymatory Factor (LF). When the onion is […]

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5 Ways to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that can lead to grave consequences. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to conditions such as: Aneurysm Coronary Artery Disease Enlarged heart Heart failure Stroke TIAs Dementia Kidney Failure Vision impairment Sexual dysfunction Once hypertension has been diagnosed, it is important to follow your […]

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Cherry Almond Popsicles

It’s hot in Florida! Cooling off with a cold treat sounds like a good idea. But, many frozen desserts, like popsicles, can be high in sugar and not much else, which makes it difficult to fit into a gastric sleeve diet. Making your own popsicles can be a good way of making sure your including […]

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You say ‘Potato,’ I Say …

You say ‘potato,’ I say ‘hey, potatoes can actually be good for you.’ Potatoes have been vilified in recent years as the low carb craze has taken over. But, do potatoes really deserve all the negativity? Not likely. It’s more likely potatoes have been vilified based on how we like to cook and eat them. […]

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