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The Food Hospital

I stumbled upon a television show that speaks to what we strive to communicate to our patients- finding a healthy balance of using food as medicine, to prevent and minimize disease. ‘The Food Hospital’ is a series on the Cooking Channel which ‘examines the science behind using food as medicine. In experiments conducted with strict […]

Paula Deen Shares About Her Type 2 Diabetes on Rachel Ray

  Rachel Ray had Paula Deen and Bobby Deen on her show this morning.  As you all have probably heard- this famous southern belle announced early last year (2012) that she has Type 2 Diabetes.  What caught my ear this morning was her exclaiming that her A1c was now within normal range at 5.8. Rachel […]

Pecans in Oklahoma

The pecan crop in Oklahoma this year was amazing!  Despite the drought, 2013’s crop is expected to be the largest in four or five years.  Oklahoma is the fourth leading producer in total pecan production in the nation, and second only to Texas in native pecan production.  The price will be down a bit from […]

Food Facts! Fennel

Fennel is an herb, spice and root vegetable with a licorice flavor. You may be wondering whyanyone might want to cook using a ‘candy’ flavor, but this vegetable is delicious! You can enjoy it raw or cooked and it looks like this in the supermarket: All parts of the fennel plant are edible. It has […]


 More than 400 types of microorganisms are in your gastrointestinal tract. Some of these microorganisms are healthy and others are unhealthy. The healthy bacteria in your gut help digest food. They also synthesize some vitamins and essential fatty acids. Probiotics are live microbes that can benefit your health by allowing the healthy bacteria in your […]

Breakfast Cookies – Healthy and High Protein

Want a quick morning boost or snack before a sporting event and tired of all the commercial cereal bars? Try these healthy breakfast cookies containing oatmeal, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. These cookies are a good source of fiber and protein and I have found these cookies to be very filling.  They have a hint of sweetness with a great combination […]

Are Americans Complacent About Obesity?

Are people today more complacent about being overweight or obese? Tis the season for dieting and a recent study reported that fewer Americans are on a diet. With obesity rates in this country at an all-time high, are attitudes and perceptions of being overweight shifting? In 2012, approximately 20% of adults were on a diet, […]