CARDIOLOGY, PRIMARY CARE AND NUTRITION

Nutritional Wellness Blog

What is Your Tone Towards Health Benefiting Foods? – Dietitian Addie

I am often asked how someone should limit a helpful food source such as beans, greens, colorful vegetables and fruit. The lower fat foods that do not cause a large pleasure response in our brains, however a large beneficial response in our body’s metabolic systems. Instead of asking how much can I have (positive connotation) I get […]
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Blogpost: Too Young to Die

I never thought it would be this soon. He wasn’t in very good health, but I didn’t think he would die. Those words are all too familiar. Too young, too soon. What could have been done. I became a physician to try to decrease the times those words would be spoken. Thirty four years later […]
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Blogpost: Are Metrics Synonymous with Health

Many justifications for medical or dietary change is that they change a metric in a positive way. However, fixing one metric does not guarantee that another will not become worse. Metrics are typically things we can measure that we assume are surrogates for improved health. A metric could be lipid numbers, weight, body mass index, […]
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Blogpost: A few counter points for your carnivore friends

Most lifestyle diseases occur beginning in adulthood around age 40. While genetics do play a small role, the majority of time, the environment is the initiator. In other words, environmental factors accelerate abnormal genes as well as create DNA damage that results in eventual disease. When it comes to nutrition, people can eat a very […]
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Blogpost: Boosting Immunity and Have Faith

Somewhere along the way, we lost our childlike faith that our bodies are amazingly resilient and can handle most of what our environment throws at us. Perhaps it was after a trauma or just living enough years to know that bad things can happen to good, unsuspecting people. Of course there is another way to […]
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Blogpost: Headshots and Partial Information

Sometimes I think most of our daily actions and interactions are a lot like headshots. Headshots give partial information. They are not too revealing and you don’t get to see the whole person. You get a glimpse but not the whole picture. They provide good screening information that is usually positive. You cannot tell a […]
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Blogpost: Superfoods or Real Foods?

In search of the magic potion leading to ultimate health and wellness? Listen to a 40 minute youtube video leading to the sale of a special supplement. Scientific studies have shown…. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Or, the nutrients are always higher if the substance is not readily […]
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Blogpost: My Uncomfortable Story

It is well documented that the best growth occurs when one is uncomfortable. The best fruit comes from the plant that struggles the most. The premature infant fights to become resilient and strong. The best movie theme plays out a struggle for survival. Our heroes struggled to overcome great adversity. The best wins are come […]
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Blogpost: Welcome to Eating Season

It starts with Halloween and ends New Year’s Day. Eating season. Temptations are everywhere. People bring their leftover Halloween candy to work or it fills lunch bags to get rid of the excess. Candy is on sale in the stores in giant bags. This leads into Thanksgiving and moves right along to holiday parties and […]
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