DATE: CATEGORY: Holidays

Chocolate is for Lovers and Octogenarians

by Helayne Waldman, Ed.D., N.E. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and millions of American women are looking forward to the smoothest textured, the most seductively sweet and unashamedly romantic gift of all: a box of heart-stopping chocolates. But lest you think that chocolate is one of those phenomena that’s quintessentially American, consider the fact that the … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Holidays

The Challenge of Eating Well During the Holidays

by Ed Bauman, Ph.D. It’s fun to look at where the image “visions of sugar plums danced in her head” came from. When the days turn dark, cold, and damp as they do in the winter season, a traditional way of staying warm, happy, and celebrating is to eat, drink, and make merry. For many, … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Holidays

Holiday Stress + Your Health

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but for many it is a time of stress. Traveling, preparing for events, and the fear of gaining weight causes unwanted anxiety. Now is the perfect time to slow down and think about how your mindset is affecting your health and well being. Check out … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Holidays

Holiday Food Traditions – History, Meaning, and Nutrition

The month of December is full of holidays with rich traditions. These holidays are generally joyous occasions when people find themselves reconnected with seldom-seen family and friends for the purpose of celebration. Food and drink are a central part of just about any gathering and, however your family chooses to celebrate, chances are there’s a … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

A Totally Possible Holiday Treat from “Kitchen Impossible”

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for many of us who love to cook and eat, it is an extremely anticipated and joyous holiday.  I’ve been planning my menu for months, brainstorming how to serve up indulgent yet health-supportive, classic yet alternative Thanksgiving fare that is sure to please even the pickiest palate.  In … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Another Reason to Celebrate

With the holiday season upon us, sugary sweet indulgences seem to be lurking at every office party, open house, and seasonal gathering.  Many of us make and eat the same indulgent desserts each year, despite the refined sugar and white flour.  Traditions are good, but imbalanced blood sugar and expanding waist lines are not. This … Read More

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