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The Science Behind an Apple a Day

Nancy A. Palermo MD Everyone knows the saying” An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but current research into the power of food shows there are real reasons this powerful fruit might just reduce your doctor visits. Apples are nutritional powerhouses providing 4 gm of fiber, Vitamin C, and K but more importantly, one apple can provide 22% of the phenolic antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help to neutralize free radicals in the body which can lead to tissue damage. Getting sufficient antioxidants is associated with a reduction in cancer cell proliferation, reduction in damage to our DNA, reduction of lipid oxidation, and cholesterol reduction leading to a reduction in cancer and heart disease. One medium-sized apple contains less than 100 calories and up to 4 gm...

Greek Village Salad

This traditional Greek Village Salad consists of refreshing ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. It's a perfect side dish or can be prepared as a main-dish and topped with grilled chicken or fish. Salad Ingredients: 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 cucumbers, sliced thickly and halved 4 green onions, chopped ¼ lb feta cut into small chunks ¼ lb Kalamata olives 1 green pepper, sliced salt, pepper and oregano Dressing (follows)   Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 t oregano Salt and pepper to taste   Directions: Combine all ingredients except seasonings and dressing in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss ingredients. Make the salad dressing in a large jar. Shake well. (best to let stand for 2 days before using to optimize flavors) Add the desired...

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Coffee

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses why this one-time "vice" can now be a beneficial part of our daily diet. https://vimeo.com/354552125 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Monday Motivation: Looking at Small Changes for Big Results

Making several small changes over a period of time often results in larger successes that making one large change. https://vimeo.com/343451350 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]...

Under Pressure: The Hypertension Effect

Under Pressure While everyone has pressure in their lives, some are under far more severe pressure than others. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a condition in which the stress that your blood exerts on the interior of your blood vessels is significant enough to pose potential health risks over the long term. Hypertension can present in a variety of ways, and many have no symptomology at all. ​Hypertension Symptoms​ Headaches Shortness of breath Nosebleeds It is important to note that none of these can point directly to hypertension, but if the pressure is severe enough to have symptoms, it can mean that the pressure is elevated enough to pose significant risk. Luckily, a hypertension diagnosis can be as simple as taking your blood pressure! Blood pressure should be...

Monday Motivation | Portion Sizes

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses portion sizes and how to be mindful of what you are consuming   [embed]https://vimeo.com/329932134[/embed]   [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation" ]...

Monday Motivation: Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Larson

  Dr. Tracy Larson discusses intermittent fasting and why we cycle through periods of fasting and eating. [embed]https://vimeo.com/317995901[/embed] [embed]https://vimeo.com/317994960[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up with Monday Motivations" ]...

Dairy-Free Chai Tea

Chai tea has always been one of my favorite warm beverages, but all that dairy can make me feel heavy and bloated. [caption id="attachment_662" align="alignleft" width="134"] Shelley Butler Integrative Nutrition Health Coach[/caption] I've been trying for a while to create a dairy-free version, and I think I finally perfected it.  This version has all the flavor without the heaviness of the original.  I used essential oils, but you could certainly substitute by seeping whole versions of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and clove.  These warming spices can help promote heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion, and promote weight loss!         Dairy-Free Chai Tea Yield: 12-15 cups Ingredients 8 chai tea bags (I used Twinings decaf chai) 4 cups boiling water 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 can full-fat coconut...

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken Kabobs

These grilled lemon garlic chicken kabobs are a healthy and flavorful source of protein that have a tasty Greek flair! Pair it with a whole-grain pita, roasted potatoes, brown rice or with a nice salad for a refreshing and light meal that requires minimal prep and clean up {Gluten-free & Paleo}. There’s something about those flavors of lemon and garlic mixed with chicken on a skewer grilled to perfection that make for such an appetizing meal. Thanks to our friends Haute and Healthy Living for sharing this healthy recipe!   Ingredients: (Servings: 6, Calories: 130, Minutes: 45) 8 ounces chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lemon 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon salt (each, and freshly ground pepper)   Directions: Cut chicken breasts into one-inch cubes. Place in a deep dish and add the...