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Dr. Carolyn Dunn

The holidays often mean more choices, choices of special foods, different food appearing in the grocery store as “seasonal” items. Are more choices a good thing? A regular grocery store has over 25,000 items. This is a huge increase from several decades ago when the average was around 15,000 items. The increase in choices has… Continue reading »

Dr. Oz has been in the news lately and not just for his successful television show. He has been asked to step down as faculty at Columbia School of Medicine for “egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments.” This is not the first time Dr. Oz has been called on the carpet for misleading… Continue reading »

Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to cozy up with a warm pumpkin spice latte! Instead of using up your calories for the day on a sugar-heavy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, try this one instead and save on cash too. Here is a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice latte from Natalie… Continue reading »

Looking for a good bread? If by good you mean tastes great, not overly expensive, not high in calories, high in fiber, and high in protein, then LOOK NO FURTHER. Trader Joe’s line of sprouted breads are fantastic. At only 60 calories per slice, 3 grams of fiber, and a whopping 5 grams of protein,… Continue reading »

 Searching for the best hummus recipe ever? Search no more, I have found it. Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This recipe uses white beans. It gives it a great mild flavor that lets the blast of lemon come through. It is super easy to make. Serve with carrot and/or celery sticks for… Continue reading »

Google green smoothie and you will find multiple recipes for this green concoction. Green smoothies are a blend of fruits and vegetables with a heavy dose of green leafy vegetables usually kale or Swiss chard. My favorite recipe is 1 pear, 1 cucumber, 1/8 of a fresh pineapple and 2 cups of raw kale. Other… Continue reading »

January brings out the best of the diet craziness. We come back from the holiday coma with tight pants and the wish to make it go away and make it go away now. The holiday hangover sends many to Google to see how in a quick hurry, months, year, or even a lifetime of unhealthy… Continue reading »

Now that fall is here to stay, time to break out the soup recipes. Soup is a great way to keep calories in check. Stick with broth soups that have lots of vegetables and/or beans for lower-calorie choices. Here is one of my go-to recipes for really good black bean soup. It uses canned beans… Continue reading »

One of the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to reduce consumption of added sugar. If you are drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage or eating candy, you probably already know that they are loaded with added sugar. However, how do you tell in other products such as yogurt or canned fruit? Sure you… Continue reading »

How much sodium is in turkey may seem an easy question. If you are referring to turkey luncheon meat, the answer is simple – A LOT. So much, even in lower sodium luncheon meats, that for most of us it is off the menu. However, a turkey roasted at home is OK right? Just don’t… Continue reading »