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Dr. Carolyn Dunn

Feed a cold starve a fever – wait, it may be the reverse. The best medicine for colds and flu are to not get sick in the first place. Cold and flu season is here. What can you do to make sure your immune system is in tiptop shape to help you fight off all… Continue reading »

A recent webinar on the Mediterranean diet, specifically on changing your protein – sparked a firestorm of discussion on beans and…gas. Eating more beans is a great way to get plant protein and decrease meat consumption. They are inexpensive, versatile, add variety, and taste great. So why then are we not eating more beans –… Continue reading »

You may ask what good is one bite of my favorite dessert or other high calorie food? I want the whole thing! When faced with an “all or nothing” decision about a high calorie favorite food, new research on how we react to ONE BITE may help. A study recently showed that after one or two… Continue reading »

Cooler weather often means more inside workouts. Running on a treadmill does not have to be boring or less intense than your outside workout. In fact, running on a treadmill can be a great way to do an interval workout. An interval workout is one that varies the intensity by going faster and slower for… Continue reading »

Signals of fall include decrease in temperature, pumpkins everywhere, Halloween costumes – but for me, I know it is fall when I start seeing Pumpkin Spice Latte signs at Starbucks. I love Starbucks. I am not ashamed to admit it. I also love all that is pumpkin. The first pumpkin spice latte I had I… Continue reading »

There are no good foods or bad foods. You have no doubt heard this for years. I contend that there are bad foods. We all know there are foods that we should not eat or at least should not eat very often. Would that not constitute a bad food? Why can’t we say that a… Continue reading »

I have blogged before about the best bread – Trader Joe’s Sprouted Wheat. It was the best bread until a new formula appeared in their bread aisle. When I asked Joe why he changed his bread it had to do with warehouse being too far away from the producer, changing producers, original recipe proprietary to… Continue reading »

If you have an after-work workout or walk scheduled, do you find yourself starting to think about it starting around 2pm? Research shows that even those that end up keeping their commitment to an afternoon workout, can have negative thoughts leading up to the event. I’m too tired, I have too much to do, it’s… Continue reading »

Write down what you eat. This is a simple but very powerful step in being more mindful of the food choices that you make every day. You can use old fashioned paper and pencil or track using applications such as My Fitness Pal or Lose it (my favorite). The holidays are a great time to… Continue reading »

One of the best things about colder weather is all the wonderful Winter vegetables. Butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes; they are beautiful and delicious. Here is a really quick and easy recipe that has a bit of heat to warm up your cold nights. 6 cups of any Winter vegetables, cubed – my favorite… Continue reading »