The Ketogenic Diet: Should You Follow It?

You’ve probably heard of the infamous Ketogenic (keto) diet, and if you haven’t, then the basic, low-carbohydrate diet may be more familiar. The keto diet is known for it’s low-carbohydrate, high-fat, and adequate protein nature and is adamant about restricting your sugar intake. It’s been followed and made famous by many celebrities including Halle Berry, [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:00:50+00:00March 8th, 2018|

Get SMART

Each year, we make our New Year’s resolutions and many of us feel motivated to eat better, exercise more and decrease stress levels.  This year, consider making your goals SMART.  Don't think of it as a resolution you try for a couple weeks, but more of a lifestyle adjustment so you're sure to stick with [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:00+00:00January 24th, 2018|

6 Flu-fighting Foods to Start Eating Now

Superheroes are super trendy right now, but even they aren’t tough enough to fight off cold and flu viruses that prey on people during the winter. Ancy Maruthanal, MD, an internal medicine physician with Meritas Health North Kansas City, recommends eating these six superfoods to wage an effective battle. Superhero Secret Brussels sprouts boost your [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:52:31+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

More Sweet, Less Sugar: 5 Tips for Grandparents

Grandparents find great joy in spoiling their grandkids, but when nearly 1-in-3 children are overweight or obese, it’s important to weigh the options when it comes to meals and snacks. Tina M. Khaleghi, MD, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, shares five tips to help grandparents spoil their grandkids using a little less sugar. Turn [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:21+00:00September 10th, 2017|

Five Fun Workouts You Can Do as a Family

In Clay and Platte Counties, nearly one in every three adults is obese and at risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure , heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. To maintain or lose weight, it’s important to be active. Get the whole family involved and reap the rewards. Aside from improving physical health, [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:04:52+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Celebrate National Berry Month

July is a wonderful time to celebrate all things berry, and is known as National Berry Month. Not only are berries delicious, but they are packed full of nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals (components in plants that have antioxidant properties that may help prevent inflammation). Berries are also low in calories and are [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:43+00:00July 14th, 2017|
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