Fall is here and soon it will be time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! Did you know that pumpkin is high in vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories and carbohydrates?! Check out the website below for a healthy pumpkin soup recipe that includes steps on how to make your own pumpkin puree!  I also love…

Fiber and Constipation Fiber comes in two different forms, there is soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber absorbs water where insoluble does not absorb water and is harder to break down.  Soluble fiber is what you want to add into your diet to improve constipation and diarrhea. You will also want to add in some insoluble…

People are always asking me for my opinion on different types of herbal or diet supplements that they hear about on TV from shows like Dr. Oz, commercials or even friends that are trying to sell a certain product. My response to most of these questions is that they are more than welcome to try…

Just because you are “naturally” thin, doesn’t mean you are safe from diabetes and obesity (diabesity) related diseases.  You may be a TOFI if you have the following characteristics below: If you are average or below weight If you have a low BMI and very little muscle If you rarely exercise or engage in muscle…

By: Shoshana Kosman, RD/LD These days it seems that almost every grocery store has a section dedicated to gluten-free products. For those who have an actual sensitivity to gluten or who suffer from celiac disease, this is a welcome new trend. However, for most Americans who do not have any problems with eating gluten, adopting…

Important Things to Know about Your Insurance Before Bariatric Surgery By, Amanda Wright The world of health insurance can be daunting, especially if you are considering an elective procedure like bariatric surgery.  We get calls every day from prospective patients with questions about  where they should start if they are considering a procedure, will their…

Fiber: What It Is, What It Does, and How it Can Launch You Toward Health By Shoshana Kosman, RD/LD You have probably heard that fiber is good for you, but you may not know what exactly fiber is and how it benefits your body. Without understanding where fiber comes from or what nutritious properties it…

Making Healthy Selections this July 4th! By, Amanda Wright Texans do everything BIG and cookouts are no exception, filled with BBQ, hamburgers, creamy potato salad, adult beverages and desserts galore.  (My mouth is water just thinking about it!) Traditional recipes for these staples can wreak havoc on your diet and waistline, undoing weeks of hard…

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