Nutrition

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Christmas Dinner

Ask A Doc: How Can I Eat, Drink, Be Merry Without Weight Gain?

Q: What can I do to prevent myself from gaining weight during the holiday season? How much weight do people really gain during the holidays? A: The holiday season can be challenging with the numerous food temptations surrounding us.  Many of us tend to eat more and exercise less during...

Woman's feet on scale.

When Bariatric Surgery Is Needed To Reset Your Body Weight

You may know what to do – countless trips to weight loss meetings and endless self-help articles in the media certainly gives us the information – but losing excess body weight is not always easy, especially the heavier we get. In fact, the obesity rate among American adults is the...


Where In Connecticut Are You Most Likely To Have Diabetes?

The 2017 National Diabetes Statistic Report, released earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was created for a scientific audience. But these highlights (the report used 2015 data) and informational graphic should give consumers something to think about during National Diabetes Month. One note of encouragement:...

Kid in Halloween costumes.

Boo! It’s The Candy-Coated Connecticut Trick-Or-Treat Halloween List

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year (alert: blatant author bias), even if it’s a day off for good nutrition and a potential hair-puller for parents concerned about safe costumes and safe trick-or-treating. Hope for some clear, crisp weather, fun costumes and great candy (no apples, pennies...

Soy foods.

What You Need To Know About Soy’s Link To Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when awareness is raised about the importance of early detection screenings, including mammograms, and breast health education. Many may wonder what role nutrition plays on breast cancer risk.  Over the years, soy-based foods and their association to breast cancer has generated a lot...

Sliced eggplant.

Recipe: The Made-For-‘Food Schmooze’ Eggplant Rounds

Here’s the recipe, a Mediterranean-inspired eggplant appetizer, made in the new kitchen at the  Hartford HeathCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital during a recent visit from WNPR’s “Food Schmooze.” (Read more about the show here.) This light dish, as noted during the show, is recommended as a fresh appetizer, starter or alongside...


Nutrition: How To Become A Happy (And Healthy) Tailgater

Tailgating classics like cheesy appetizers, burgers, hot dogs, pretzels and beer may get you in the game-day mood but they can really pack in the calories and sodium. There are almost 500 calories in one soft pretzel. A 150-pound woman would need to cycle 10 mph for 81 minutes to...