Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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Monday Meals: Tahini-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad

Make the most of the late-summer vegetable bounty with this recipe for Tahini-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad. Tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh herbs are plentiful this time of year. Marinating your chicken in the tahini, herb, garlic and citrus dressing insures it moist and flavorful after grilling. Tahini is a paste made from …

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Monday Meals: Thai Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes get a bad rap. The carb-phobic among us see the words “sweet” and “potato” and run the other direction. In reality, sweet potatoes are a great addition to a healthy diet. Despite their natural sweetness, they are lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes; which means that …

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Monday Meals: Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

An easy grilled meal doesn’t have to star hamburgers or hotdogs. This recipe for Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin is just as fast, but significantly more sophisticated. A grill pan on the stove top works great, but why heat up the kitchen and scrub a pan if you don’t have to? The …

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Your Omega-3 Source Matters: Supplements Vs. Foods

It’s well known that too much fat in the diet isn’t healthy, but there is a particular fatty acid that is necessary: Omega-3. This is considered an essential fat because it isn’t made by the body and can only be obtained from food. Read on to learn more about omega-3, …

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Monday Meals: Greek-Style Tuna Salad

This salad strikes me as the perfect weeknight summer meal. It simplifies my life in two ways: by featuring pantry staples and helping to use up all of the farmer’s market veggies that I have scooped up over the weekend. Lightly-dressed, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers form the vibrant base of …

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Monday Meals: Chicken Gyro Salad

We are always on the lookout for a new summer salad, especially one that keeps the kitchen cool. Smitten Kitchen wins the prize this week with a vibrant Chicken Gyro Salad, featuring fresh veggies, grilled chicken and a delicious tzatziki dressing. Serve it with soft pitas for trapping every last …

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Monday Meals: Turn off the Heat, No-Cook Meals

Can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen? No way! Rising temperatures inspire us to make meal prep simple and cool. Skip the oven and even the grill; serve up delicious and healthy meals that feature raw or precooked elements and stay chill. We’re not the only ones trying …

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5 Reasons Why Women Should be Getting More Magnesium

Recent studies have suggested that taking a standard multi-vitamin may not be as beneficial as we once thought. In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that women who used a multivitamin were actually at a higher risk of mortality than women who didn’t. In 2012, the Harvard Physician’s Study …

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Monday Meals: Salmon Salad with Parsley and Capers

Wild caught salmon is a fantastically healthy protein source. High in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, as well as a host of other important nutrients, consuming salmon is a great way to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation of 8 ounces of seafood a week (for …

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