Entries by Banister Nutrition

Sunshine Vitamin

You may have heard that we get vitamin D from the sun. It’s actually true, but there are various aspects of this to consider. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because when UVB rays from the sun reach our skin, a form of cholesterol on our skin transforms into vitamin D3. This vitamin […]

With PCOS, knowledge is POWER!

PCOS Have you heard of PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a frequently under-diagnosed condition for many women and can lead to some very frustrating symptoms. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that also affects your body’s production of insulin and can increase your risk of diabetes. Commonly, PCOS causes very heavy or painful menstrual cycles (or […]

Milk Does a Body Good … But Which Kind?

Dairy alternatives and plant-based milks have gained ground over the years as common substitutes for traditional cow-derived dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter. While these products are not necessarily new, they continue to be adapted and reinvented in new ways that meet the needs and preferences of individuals who are lactose intolerant, […]

New Weight-loss Medications

It’s hard to go a day without hearing a news story about the new class of weight-loss medications known as “GLP-1” or “Semaglutides.” GLP-1s are powerful medications that work to lower blood sugar, decrease appetite and slow gastric emptying. However, these effects are only present while taking the medication on a weekly basis. You might […]

Fresh Produce Tips

Do you struggle with consuming fresh produce in the winter? In Oklahoma, we have a wide variety of produce through warmer months, and fortunately, we also have a wide variety of produce that is in season this time of year! At Banister Nutrition, we post a list of produce in season for Oklahoma at the […]

Heart Healthy Blueberry Walnut Baked Oats

Heart Healthy Blueberry Walnut Baked Oats Prep Time: 15 Minutes ● Baking Time: 45 Minutes ● Total Time: 1 Hour Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 mashed bananas 1 1/4 cups skim milk (or plant-based milk of choice) 2 beaten eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats ½ […]

National Soup Month

One of our Banister Nutrition team members, Ruth, is blessed with a wonderful South Indian family heritage.  As January is National Soup Month, she’d like to share a favorite soup her parents make: South Indian Sambar. Ruth says, “We usually eat this soup along with another dish called Idli, which is a steamed rice cake.”  […]

Nutritional Psychiatry

“Food and mood” is gaining attention in the mental health field. There  is considerable increase in research between psychiatric disorders and diet. Nutritional psychiatry means using food and food supplements as alternative treatments for mental health disorders. Your brain is on 24/7, taking care of  movement, breathing, heartbeat, sleep, senses and millions of daily decisions. […]