Category Archives: Cancer

Unusual pairings make for a delicious and healthy salad

I arrived home from a 14 hour day to find that my neighbor had left a container of this delicious salad on my door step (how lucky am I?).  Red cabbage and pistachios, an unusual but really tasty pairing.  Cabbage … Continue reading

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Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving from Beginning to End

Samantha Heller MS RD Thanksgiving kicks off the unofficial start of the holiday eating season.  The American Council on Exercise reports that an average Thanksgiving meal can add up to 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat.  This does not … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Ab Flab

Samantha Heller MS RD Spare tire.  Middle aged spread.  Pot belly.  Love handles.  Muffin top.  Ab flab.  All these playful terms are what the medical profession calls abdominal obesity or central obesity.  Unfortunately abdominal obesity is anything but fun.  In … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?

By Samantha Heller MS RD Is red meat, processed meat and foods containing saturated fat really as unhealthy as they say?   The answer is no.  The fact is red and processed meats and saturated fat are far worse for … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Your Health: A Slippery Slope*

*Adapted from: GET SMART: SAMANTHA HELLER’S NUTRITION PRESCRIPTION FOR BOOSTING BRAIN POWER & OPTIMIZING TOTAL BODY HEALTH [The Johns Hopkins University Press] Samantha Heller MS RD Alcohol makes you drunk, causes wicked hangovers and many regrets.  It is addictive. According … Continue reading

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Top 10 Grilling Tips to Avoid Carcinogens

Samantha Heller MS RD For many of us summer is the season for outdoor BBQs, grilling and fun.  In fact we love grilling so much that the USDA reports that over half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors and … Continue reading

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The Full of Beans Blog

Samantha Heller MS RD Beans are a super healthy, super versatile, super affordable food.  Beans are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper  and zinc. Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk for diabetes1, heart disease2, … Continue reading

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