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Protect Your Brain with the MIND Diet

Welcome GMW viewers and Cultivate Healthy friends! As you may know, November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month. This disease devastates families with over 5 million people dealing with Alzheimer's Disease in the US. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center investigated the diets of older Americans and developed an eating pattern that can cut Alzheimer's risk… Continue reading Protect Your Brain with the MIND Diet

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Healthier Cook-out Recipes with Secret Ingredients

Welcome to Cultivate Healthy, Good Morning Washington viewers! With the temperature finally heating up, it's time to update some classic recipes before you host your next cookout. Cook-outs usually involve burgers and hot dogs with those delicious high calorie side dishes and desserts that everyone loves 🙂 I wanted to switch up those traditional recipes… Continue reading Healthier Cook-out Recipes with Secret Ingredients

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I love Blue Apron OR How I learned to cook like a chef

Research from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (my alma mater!) shows that people who frequently cook meals at home may be consuming fewer calories, less sugar, fewer carbohydrates overall, AND less fat than those who cook less. Without even trying! When you cook at home you get familiar with ingredients and what you're putting on your… Continue reading I love Blue Apron OR How I learned to cook like a chef

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Why dieting doesn’t work and what you should do instead

Diets are terrible. First of all, it's painful to even start them and more often then not, we procrastinate and put them off to some vague time in the future. If we do start them, we rarely finish them (whatever that means!). Diets are either too restrictive or too bizarre (cayenne and lemon juice??) to make a lasting… Continue reading Why dieting doesn’t work and what you should do instead

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Spice Up Your Life Series

This past spring, I had a fantastic opportunity to intern with a unique, family-owned, local food service company- I.L. Creations. ILC runs large cafeteria operations at huge accounts including federal agency buildings. There are two fabulous dietitians on staff at ILC who get to work with chefs on recipe development, food demos for cafeteria patrons, nutrition… Continue reading Spice Up Your Life Series