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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
Dr. Ann Kulze

Let’s face it – many people use the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a kick-off to a holiday eating frenzy that lasts through to the New Year – tipping the scales in the direction of unhealthy weight gain. The good news is that the “Holiday 10” is an urban myth. In reality, most Americans actually gain around a pound. The bad news is that studies show the weight gained over the winter holiday isn’t lost during ...

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn. Staff on December 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Foundation’s #2PreventCancer Campaign is encouraging individuals to take simple steps every day to reduce their cancer risk and to share these smart choices, no matter how big or small, with others. We believe that together we can support each other on our journey to live smart, healthy lifestyles – one tweet or Facebook status update at a time. With help from our Medical Advisory Board and other leading experts, we have compiled a list ...

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Soup

Posted by Janet Hudson on | No Comments »

  This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. You can make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day.   4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 3 cups water 1/2 cup prepared salsa 1/4 ...

Healthy Recipes: Couscous & Fruit Salad

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
Couscous & Fruit Salad

  Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for supper.  It is also a healthy recipe on its own for a fresh  lunchbox treat.   4 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous 1 cup chopped nectarine 1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and ...