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Put Your Best Fork Forward

March 16, 2017

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTHBy Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

It’s time to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” because we’re celebrating National Nutrition Month in March. The 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests making small changes in your diet to live a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading “Put Your Best Fork Forward” »

How much H2O do you really need?

March 9, 2017

TMP_6635It seems like we’re always being told to drink more water, but how much water is really enough? Water supports your energy levels, brain function, and improves weight control. But when it comes to how much water we should be drinking, it seems like every source you turn to throws a different number at you. Continue reading “How much H2O do you really need?” »

Navigating the Holiday Season | Heart Healthy Meal Planning

November 24, 2016

005Lauren Dimitrov, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert, shares the tips she gives her clients during the holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us and celebrations with family and friends are underway. If you are concerned that holiday parties and food will ruin your healthful eating habits, remember that all holiday dishes can fit into a healthy eating plan. The truth is, on average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. I know this doesn’t sound like much, but research shows this weight tends to stay and accumulate over the years. We can avoid those extra pounds by planning.   Continue reading “Navigating the Holiday Season | Heart Healthy Meal Planning” »

Give Your Summertime a Healthy Makeover

June 16, 2016

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Lauren Dimitrov, Registered Dietitian, gives us her expertise to set us on the right track for a healthy & enjoyable summertime. 

Summer is a great time to enjoy the warm weather, time outdoors, and maybe even a vacation. Unfortunately, all of the time away from home may result in poor nutrition, lack of hydration, and potential food poisoning. Here are some summertime tips to steer away from the bad and head towards the good. Continue reading “Give Your Summertime a Healthy Makeover” »

Dr. Caraballo’s Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

May 19, 2016

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It’s easy to assume eating healthy means having to spend more, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. Follow tips from Primary Care Physician, Dr. Caraballo, for eating healthy while staying on a budget:

Eat your fruits and vegetables while they are in season. Produce that is in season costs less and tastes better. Click here to find out what is currently in season.

Consider frozen vegetables. Not only are frozen vegetables cheaper but they also don’t go bad as quickly as fresh vegetables.

Create a grocery store list. There are plenty of healthy choices for under $2 a serving including spinach, beans and non-fat greek yogurt. Click here to see a full list.

Plan ahead. Planning your meals ahead of time ensures you won’t be tempted by the fast food drive-thru. Consider making Sunday a planning day for your meals of the week.

Use herbs and spices. They can be a quick way to add a kick of flavor to any meal.

How do you eat healthy on a budget? Let us know on our Facebook page!

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

May 12, 2016

IMG_0008RTIn honor of May being National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month,, Lauren Dimitrov, Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Expert, talks to us about how food & nutrition can improve our bone health. Continue reading “National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month” »

Healthy Recipe from our Doctor: Farro Salad

December 17, 2015

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Dr. Andrea DeNeen enjoys making farro salad for her family as part of a heart healthy dinner. Farro has been part of the Italian cuisine for thousands of years. It has about eight grams of cholesterol-lowering fiber and 28 grams of protein per cup. It is rich in minerals that may relieve tension and menstrual cramps. In addition, farro is high in vitamin B3, which helps the body break down carbohydrates and fat. Dr. DeNeen loves mixing farro into a salad. It brings a nutty flavor with undertones of oats and barley.  Continue reading “Healthy Recipe from our Doctor: Farro Salad” »

Holiday Eating Tips From Your Doctor

December 3, 2015


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We can’t believe it’s already time to kick off the holiday season! While the holidays are certainly the time to splurge on seasonal treats, it’s important to practice moderation to avoid those extra holiday pounds and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. We asked our doctors their favorite healthy holiday eating strategy. Continue reading “Holiday Eating Tips From Your Doctor” »

Drs. Thielemann and Hamdani Share Foods to Help You Sleep Better

October 26, 2015

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There is nothing we love more than a good night’s sleep. To prove it, we have two Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialists on staff and two fully accredited sleep labs.  Drs. Thielemann  & Hamdani have dedicated their lives to helping people sleep better. That’s why they’ve partnered to share with you the best foods for a good night’s sleep. Continue reading “Drs. Thielemann and Hamdani Share Foods to Help You Sleep Better” »

Benefits of Using a Fitness Tracker from our FCCI Team

October 8, 2015

 

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Dr. Desmond Bell sports his fitbit wristband everyday at the office

Our FCCI team is passionate about living healthy lifestyles. That’s why we love our fitness trackers. Fitness trackers help you set achievable goals, track your progress and allow you connect with friends. Read about the benefits of using a fitness tracker from our FCCI team!  Continue reading “Benefits of Using a Fitness Tracker from our FCCI Team” »

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