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Woman holding model human kidney halves at white body. This artificial model of a kidney organ is used on high school for education. School children learn in biology class about the human body and the function of various organs. The kidney is important for blood purification in the body.

The Kidney Stone Diet

We live in what is known as the ‘stone belt’. That’s because there are increased risk factors for kidney stone formation. A lot of these kidney stone risk factors are lifestyle based. Making the necessary changes can help with preventing and reducing the frequency of kidney stones. More than 80% of kidney stones are made […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

There is information overload on topics related to nutrition, fitness and health. Websites, blogs, books, and other media outlets have all sorts of information on various diets. It is important to know what and who to trust! There’s no ONE diet that is right for everyone, so it is important to follow a healthful eating […]

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Recipe: Apple Pomegranate Crisp

Looking for a heart healthy, delicious dessert? Look no further! Check out this super easy, super healthy apple pomegranate crisp! Apple Pomegranate Crisp Yield: serves 4 Ingredients: 4 medium apples, peeled and cubed 1 cup pomegranate seeds 2 tablespoons brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginger or pumpkin spice 1 cup […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Swaps

Thanksgiving is all about spending time in the company of family and good food. It’s also a time when most people overindulge in food and beverages that aren’t so great for them, but you can change that this year! This Thanksgiving, why not swap those not-so-healthy food choices with some healthier options? Our dietitian, Parul, shows you […]

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Health Benefits of Fiber

Research shows that our physical and emotional well being depends on our digestive health. Fiber plays an important role in keeping the digestive tract healthy. When you eat food that is rich in fiber, it fills you up and keeps you satisfied longer.  Foods low in fiber are digested faster and move through your body […]

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2016 Is the International Year of Pulses

What are “pulses”? Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers to the dried seed. When you think pulses, think of beans. Peas, chick peas, kidney beans – all provide a healthy source of protein; all are considered “pulses”, and all are part of the 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP) […]

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