In a recent study conducted, statistics show that “One in Eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime” (Cancer.org). As October is breast cancer awareness month, it is important to know what Breast Cancer is and what breast cancer entails.Read More >
Just when you thought the heat would never end, fall is here, bringing a cool crispness to days and evenings. School is back in full gear, and with it an endless schedule of after school activities, meetings and get togethers. Busy times are a true fall indication, and with no time to spare, feed and please your family with this tried and true Louisiana traditional recipe. It is quick and easy to prepare and even easier to eat! Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a favorite in any Southern household and this easy one-dish crock pot dinner satisfies hearty appetites and appeals to all ages. Use low-sodium chicken broth to make this a diabetic-friendly recipe and look for a healthier version of turkey or Andouille sausage.
Eating healthy can help prevent many different potential life ailments. Try this fun fall Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like bell peppers, which contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C keeps our free radicals in check and helps strengthen our overall immune system, reducing the risk of ear infections. We are always looking out for your overall health! Stay healthy!Read More >
Free X-Ray Screening
On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 we will be conducting free hip and knee arthritis screenings in our offices in Warren, MI.
If you suffer from hip or knee pain, and have been told or suspect that arthritis may be the cause, this is your chance to get the answers you need. Once your free x-ray screening has been completed, Dr. Hill will review your x-ray and a member of our staff will provide you with an explanation of the results. From there, you can schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Hill, or take our recommendation to the doctor of your choice. Dr. Hill is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in hips and knees.
To secure your spot for this free screening, please call 586-751-3480 and select option 1. Spaces are limited, so be sure to call and reserve a spot for you, or your spouse, parent, child or other loved one who is experiencing hip or knee pain.
Thinking about getting back in shape? You haven’t worked out since when? The summer got away from you? Whatever you did or didn’t do does not really matter because it’s in the past. Today is the day for positive change. Where do you start?
We all know how important it is to take care of our body for our overall health. First of all, we all know we need to eat healthy. Getting enough fruits and veggies and managing a balanced diet is so important. Secondly, we need to make sure we are staying active and exercising, which can mean different things to all ages, sizes, and genders.Read More >
According to an article by Patti Neighmond (“Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D”), there’s a relatively small window of time during which our bones do most of their growing. In fact, she claims that between the ages of 9 – 15, 90% of our bone mass develops. And yet, she points out, only 15% of teenagers drink milk, with girls accounting for only 9%. The reasons for this lack of milk drinking seem to be simply that drinking milk is not considered ‘cool’ and the fear of weight gain. The ‘uncool’ness of drinking milk has been addressed by the “Got Milk?” ads for many years.Read More >
This month is Men’s Health Month, and were enthusiastic about focusing on what you gentleman can do out there to keep a healthy lifestyle and live even longer, not to mention increase the quality of your life. We talk often of diet and exercise aiding in your health, and while that’s definitely true, here are some other helpful tips. Don’t be afraid to give them a try!Read More >
Broken bones are not rarities for children, especially extremely active ones. While older kids may injure a leg in contact sports, young children often get breaks in their arms, elbows and wrists, usually because they’ve braced themselves after a tumble. Unfortunately, the recovery can be just as troubling as the injury itself if children are not guided properly. Sure plenty of rest is easy to say, but here are some tips to help you along the way.Read More >
Assessing the diet of older adults is especially important for identifying issues relevant to their present health and nutritional status. Far too many people over the age of 65 are considered malnourished and this can also have an impact on bone health. Having a balanced and nutritious diet is one way to help our bone health as we age. So many times just a few minor adjustments or interventions can reduce or eliminate the problem.
There are some special considerations of nutritional needs of the aging body that are relevant to be emphasized. Caloric needs decline with age because of a decrease in basal metabolism related to the loss of lean tissue and a decrease in physical activity.Read More >
Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. February is American Heart month, and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has some great advice for anyone looking to help his/her heart get or stay healthy. You can start at home with what you’re eating!
Lemons are known for their tart and sour flavor, but as an ingredient, this citrus fruit is the perfect complement to both sweet and savory dishes. Another source of the lemon essence is lemon extract, which is an easy way to keep the lemon flavor on hand in your pantry. And don’t discount the lemon rind in your recipe! A dash of rind goes a long way and adds that luscious lemon burst of flavor. Don’t limit lemon to only sweet treats – a touch of lemon adds the perfect accent to any recipe. Simply add lemon juice on your poultry and fish before cooking for healthy flavor in a flash. Sweet, savory, healthy and easy – lemons are the perfect ingredient to make your taste buds sing.
Lemon Angel Hair Pasta with Pine Nuts
Makes 4 servings
- 8 ounces angel hair pasta, reserving
- 1/4 cup cooking water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water; drain well and set aside.
- In small nonstick skillet, heat olive oil and sauté garlic, stirring, one minute. Transfer to large bowl and add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Season to taste.
- Add pasta with reserved cooking water to bowl and toss together until well combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 297 Calories from fat 29% Fat 10g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 9mg Carbohydrate 45g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 3g Protein 8g Dietary Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 1/2 fat
Pine nuts are considered to be an aphrodisiac so make this lover’s lemon pasta side of choice with whatever you are serving! Watch toasting pine nuts carefully as they burn very quickly!
Spicy Advice: I recommend using fresh lemons and parsley- but if not in the mood, hit the bottle (of lemon juice).
Written by: Holly Clegg, Culinary Expert
About the Author
With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more targeted health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis. Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD and The Huffington Post. She also has a phone application, Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes. For more information, visit www.hollyclegg.com or http://thehealthycookingblog.com for more recipes and tips.