Latest Expert Articles

  • Trimmed-Down Sweet Noodle Kugel
    Trimmed-Down Sweet Noodle KugelSweet noodle kugel is a favorite food from my childhood. We’d eat it only a couple times each year on one Jewish holiday or another. The sweetness, the creaminess and the pasta combine to make it a dish I always loved. When I started making it for my own family, I tweaked the recipe to bring down the calories, saturated fats and added sugars. Over the years, I’ve adjusted the recipe several times. The… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • Eating My Ten Must Foods Daily
    I shared in my last blog the ten foods I eat on a daily basis to keep me healthy, my energy level high, and are simple to prepare.  You may wonder how many different ways can you eat cottage cheese or cabbage before your mouth rebels.  But, honestly, you can eat these ten must foods daily and in a variety of ways and keep your taste buds happy. My Ten Must Foods Daily, and Gaily! Plain Greek Low-fat Yogurt, flax… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • FDA Approves First-Ever Artificial Pancreas for Commercial Sale
    Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. The FDA released a press release that matter-of-factly announced what once sounded like science fiction has now become science. Mark it down that on September 28, 2016, the first artificial pancreas system gained approval for commercial sale in the United States. The device in question is Medtronic’s 670G hybrid automated system, a single-chamber integrated pump and CGM system that automatically adjusts insulin levels based on glucose readings. Federal… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • 2016 Autumn Produce Guide: 40 Healthy, Seasonal Recipes for Fall!
    Farmer’s markets are filled with so much delicious autumn produce right now, so what should you do with all of that apple, beet, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, and sweet potato?  Let’s find out. There are SO many delicious options when it comes to fall fruits and vegetables.  I’d say it’s my absolute favorite season for fresh produce but I’m also certain I said the same thing in my summer produce guide (…and spring…and winter too.)… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • Prevent Diabetes With Insulin?
    New studies find that a short course of insulin at the first sign of Type 2 diabetes might prevent it or at least delay it for some years. Insulin is usually the treatment of last resort in Type 2 diabetes. Food, exercise, and oral and non-insulin injectable medications typically come first. Canadian doctors reversed that plan in a study called “Short-Term Intensive Insulin Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes.” The study enrolled 16 volunteers… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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