Dr. K's Blog

Being Mindful During the Holidays

Holidays are time for fun, family and food. Time to be thankful for many things. Time to spend quality time with parents, children, grand-children, friends and co-workers. But holidays can also be stressful. Some people may be lonely because they don’t have family close-by, same may be anxious about meeting with family and others may […]


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Reduce your intake of highly processed foods

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), processed food is defined as any raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to washing, cleaning, milling, cutting, chopping, heating, pasteurizing, blanching, cooking, canning, freezing, drying, dehydrating, mixing, packaging or other procedures that alter the food from its natural state. By this definition then, most foods we eat are […]


Sugar Is Not So Sweet For Health

Natural sugars occur in foods such as fruit, milk, yogurt and grains. Other sugars which are added to foods, drinks and condiments while processing or in preparation are called added sugars. Sugar in food labels goes by many names, including corn syrup, molasses, honey, high-fructose corn syrup, malt sugar as well as ingredients ending with […]


Almonds

Almonds get an A grade!

Almonds are a healthy food to add to your diet. They can be eaten whole, slivered, sliced, chopped or as milk, butter or flour. If you soak almonds overnight, their skin comes off easily and it is believed peeled almonds are better digested. About 14 almonds have 100 calories and are a healthy snack. Almonds […]


All About Protein in Your Diet: What, Why and How Much?

Protein is an important macronutrient used by the body for building, repairing and maintaining tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is made of 20 different amino acids, 9 of which are called essential amino acids because they are not produced by the body and have to be obtained from your diet. A […]


Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and […]



How To Stick To Your New Year’s Weight Loss Plans

With the holidays and January behind you, you’re probably wondering how to live up to your New Year’s resolutions this year. We would like to offer professional advice on how to effectively implement your weight loss goals for this upcoming year. The prospects of actually following through with your weight loss dreams can seem daunting and […]


Why should I change my lifestyle?

Our current healthcare system focuses on acute illnesses. When you are sick, you go to the doctor’s office. The doctor checks your symptoms, gives his or her diagnosis, and prescribes medication. However, evidence shows that we need to put more emphasis on a patient’s long-term health. For example, say there is a woman in her […]


Super Salmon

It is impossible to choose one best food. But if ever there was one good food I would pick, it would be salmon. Salmon is a good source of protein, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. About half of this omega-3 fat is provided in the form of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and […]