Summer Recipes: ‘Berry Fresh’ and ‘Ginger-Spicey Rainbow’ Fruit Salads

July 31, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The bevvy of berries, fleshy fruits like mangoes and plums, as well as grapes and avocados (actually a fruit) provide a perfect summer buffet of mix-and-match selections for fruit salads and smoothies.

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Summer Recipes: Sunshine Summer Salad

July 24, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

In our Summer Recipe series this week, we show you how to put the sunshine in a hearty summer salad—another no-cooking recipe.

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Summer Recipes: Crunchy Quinoa Tabouli

July 17, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Tabouli is traditionally made with bulghur, which is a form of wheat that has been toasted. However, almost any grain can be made tabouli-like. Quinoa lends itself nicely to the task because it is actually a seed that roasts well.

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Summer Recipes: Chilled & Dilled Cucumber Soup

July 10, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The cucumber is low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol; a good source of potassium and low in sodium; contains the anti-oxidants carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A; has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin K (playing a potential role in bone strength).

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Gluten Sensitivity: Symptoms That May Surprise You

April 30, 2015 by Lilli Link, MD, MS

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By Lilli Link, MD, MS

Unless you already know a lot about what gluten can do to your body, you should read on, because you or someone you care about might be experiencing a health challenge from gluten—and not even know it.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Minted White and Green Asparagus With Pecorino Polenta

April 7, 2015 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the creamy polenta and the sprightly emergence of spring in the asparagus.

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Eating for Heart Health

February 16, 2015 by Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN

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By Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN

Nutritionist Stephanie Middleberg discusses the changing guidelines in food recommendations for the prevention of heart disease (February is American Heart Month).

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Dr. Pat Consults: Gluten-Free Diets—Science or Fad?

December 15, 2014 by Brian Landzberg, M.D.

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By Brian Landzberg, M.D.

“It seems that celiac disease and gluten consumption have become the scapegoat for all of society’s ills, including a host of non-specific symptoms that include fatigue, headache, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.” A gastroenterologist’s view.

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Medical Monday: A Survival Guide for Thanksgiving and Beyond

November 24, 2014 by Lilli Link, MD, MS

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Lilli Link, MD, MS

Thanksgiving marks the start of a holiday season that is loaded with gustatory temptations. Still, with some thoughtful planning you might end up feeling better than ever by the time the New Year rings in.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Binge Eating—the Causes, the Consequences, the Shame

October 20, 2014 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A recent study suggests that around the time of menopause there is a second peak of onset of eating disorders. The good news is the binge eating disorder is treatable.

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Ro’s Recipes: Cucumber Soup—the Coolest, Most Elegant Response to Sultry Summer

June 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Add a few whispered ingredients from the lily family and a clutch of almonds, and the ancient flavor of cucumber is fluffed into an existence beyond water or salad.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Eating Disorders in Midlife

March 31, 2014 by Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, M.D., Ph.D.

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By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S

This month—National Nutrition Month—Dr. Pat asks Megan Riddle, Ph.D., a new member of our Medical Advisory Board, how someone could open a conversation with a middle-aged colleague who is suffering from anorexia nervosa, the deadliest of all mental health disorders.

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Ro’s Recipes: Winter-Solstice Joy—Holiday Cocktail Parties

December 7, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Here’s a balanced sample menu that satisfies the more conservative taste (summer rolls) but also includes stomach-lining nibbles that are starch based (polpettone), high fat (leek tartlets)—or simply intriguing (shrimp bisque).

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Ro’s Recipes: For Your Thanksgiving Feast, Inventive Starters and Sides

November 14, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Here I am giving you some new ideas to explore, using typical ingredients, to bring a little fillip to the timeworn feast. They will deliciously accompany and gorgeously garnish the resplendent, moist turkey.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Make Your Own Gravlax!

July 27, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

“I offer you a dry sherry–cured gravlax recipe you can try for yourself. No heat or cooking is involved, which is perfect for the heat-misery ‘dome’ we are under at the moment in New York!”

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