Tagged nutrition

Feasting on Fiber

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Marti Wolfson, who is part of our marvelous culinary education team at Food As Medicine, shared this helpful report after last year’s program. Clearly, we should all be thinking about healthy fiber!

Last year I had the privilege of presenting alongside some of the most influential lifestyle medicine professionals at the Food as Medicine Conference in the Berkshires. While this program is geared towards teaching health professionals how to effectively integrate nutrition into their practices, there were many pearls of wisdom which any layperson could find beneficial in making healthier dietary choices day to day. Of all the nutritional takeaways one was repeated over and over again throughout the presentations: Eat Your Fiber.

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Dean Ornish & the Power of Nutrition & Lifestyle

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When people ask me for the most persuasive proof of the power of nutrition to heal, I reply with a question: did you know that Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease through diet and lifestyle is covered by Medicare?

Medicare vetted the program for 17 years before deciding to cover it for patients, under a new category entitled “intensive cardiac rehabilitation” — the first time Medicare has covered an integrative medicine program.

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Sprouts!

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Spring has sprung as nature’s magic unfolds before our eyes. Winter’s barren land is now a carpet of flowers and greens. Shopping at the farmer’s market puts the freshest veggies of the season on your plate but how else can you connect to nature’s rhythm? Sprouting edible seeds! Seeds carry almost everything needed to form into a plant. With a little water, the seed is awakened and life springs into action. Eating sprouted seeds is a way to capture the essence of spring and a plethora of nutrients.

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