How to End Your Constipation Naturally

Everyone gets constipated at one time or another. When you do, you feel bloated and blocked. You strain on the toilet with no results — or with results that are painful. But there are some things you can consider to help with the problem and decrease your risk of becoming constipated. Constipation occurs when bowel movements … Read More

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Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, making them a good source of phytonutrients as well as fiber and vitamin C. Apple and balsamic vinegar lend a tasty twist to this interesting vegetable, with a bit of ham to add flavor. Ingredients 1 ounce low sodium ham, chopped 1 pint (2 cups) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and … Read More

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6 Tips to Make Calories Count — Instead of Counting Calories

When it comes to dieting, it’s easy to wish for a magic number.

But I’ve seen too many patients rely on calorie count as the answer. Sure, it matters how many calories you eat in a day. But fixating on that number can cause problems, too. It can become like a game: “If I eat this candy bar, that’s 200 calories toward my total. I’ll skip a snack later.”