Men’s Health, Nutrition, Sleep Disorders, Women’s Health

Reasons Why You Might Struggle To Lose Weight

Perhaps you want to be part of that 8% determined to achieve your New Year’s goals? So, you might join a gym – or promise yourself that you will dust off your gym key tag that’s hidden in the junk drawer and start utilizing your existing membership. You might also be more mindful of your portions and opt for healthier foods.You may step on the scale after a few weeks, though, and notice that your weight has yet to change. Don’t panic – there could be other factors impacting your ability to lose weight.


4 Ways to Make Your Diet Resolutions Stick

Does eating healthier top your list of New Year’s resolutions? In addition to munching on plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean proteins, navigate around these four diet traps. “Preparing your strategy ahead of time will help you stay on course and enjoy a healthier year,” says Caity Liptak King, M.S., RDN, a registered dietitian with Ocean Medical Center.

Integrative Health and Medicine, Nutrition

Against the Grain: Should You Go Gluten-Free in 2019?

Maybe you’ve never had issues with gluten intolerance; or maybe you’re just a “glutton for gluten.” Regardless, with gluten-free ingredients more bountiful today than ever before, and given that changes in gut bacteria can activate gluten intolerance in people who have gone years without any issues, there is no better time than 2019 to reconsider going “against the grain.”

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RECIPE: Zoodle Veggie Stir Fry

Prep Time: 20 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Total Time: 30 minutes  Serves: 2


½ TBSP Tamari gluten free soy sauce 1 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil ½ lime 1 TSP sesame oil 1 TSP rice vinegar 1 pinch Siracha hot sauce (optional) 1 tsp maple syrup or raw sugar 2 garlic cloves,

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RECIPE: Harvest Quinoa Salad

Using a medium saucepan, toast almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries in separate batches on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. You can use a dash of oil or cooking spray to prevent burning. Remove from heat and keep in pan to let remaining seeds heat and pop. Using the same saucepan, heat 1 TBSP canola oil and sauté butternut squash for 7-8 minutes. You can also roast butternut squash cubes in the oven on a baking sheet with cooking spray for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


Curb Your Waistline and Avoid the ‘Holiday Binge’ with These 11 Tips

It has been reported that the average American with a normal body mass index (BMI) gains 1-2 pounds during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, whereas overweight or obese individuals can gain 5 pounds or more. When mass quantities of festive foods and delectable desserts nearly mask tabletops completely, it can be overwhelming. You’re not alone in feeling like you want to indulge – and actually doing it.

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How to Make Food Your “Farmacy” for Optimal Health

Research continues to show how important our food is for the maintenance of our health and for disease prevention. Evidence exists showing that most of the common diseases we face such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and obesity are directly linked to dietary factors. Perhaps even more importantly, life expectancy overall is greater in those who have healthy diets.