Entries by Jay Wojcik

What’s Cooking at MyPlate2Yours

Salmon with Mango Salsa Lynn Dugan  at  MyPlate2Yours  shared that this 30-minute start-to-finish recipe looks and tastes like you ordered it at a fancy restaurant! NUTRITION TIP:  Fish is a great source of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Health experts recognize that the US diet does not include enough omega-3. Since our bodies cannot produce these fatty acids, we need them […]

Cut out sugar

Assurance shared that the average American sugar intake is about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Since it is the #1 food additive in the foods we consume, it can often be overlooked. However, cutting down on sugar in your diet may be one of the biggest ways you can improve your health and manage […]

11 Health Benefits of Ginger, According to Science

Jenn Miller from Jen’s Reviews shared  that Ginger, being one of the healthiest spices in the world, is also the most endorsed dietary condiment. You’re probably guessing its plant family, so let me tell you that it’s a part of the turmeric and cardamom plant family. There are many ways to cook ginger into your […]

What’s in a dietitian’s fridge?

Dietitians are food and nutrition experts! So what would a dietitian eat for breakfast? What foods would she keep out of her kitchen?  Edwards-Elmhurst Hospital  asked Alanna Elliott, RD, LDN, an outpatient dietitian at Edward Hospital in Naperville, what she keeps in her fridge. Q:  What are your go-to condiments? A:  Depending on the meal, […]

Relief from Raynaud’s Syndrome Symptoms

Jennifer McGrath, L.Ac., Dipl.OM shared in a recent newsletter that Raynaud’s syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s disease, causes a sudden constriction of the vessels supplying blood to the skin, largely affecting the fingers and toes. The symptoms, commonly known as an attack, may be triggered by cold temperatures or emotional stress. Most cases are mild and […]

5 Things to Eat in May

Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, an Atlanta-based registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in food and nutrition communications that uses a food-first, mostly plant-based approach. Marisa helps people eat better one morsel at a time and shared that from supermarkets to online grocers, it’s no secret that you can get almost any food year-round. Though, there are benefits […]

Research studies effect of vitamin C on cancer cells

The Daily Herald reported recently that one of the most exciting areas of medicine today involves the use of stem cell therapy. Stem cells may be beneficial for degenerative joint disease and chronic neurologic disorders and repairing damaged organs. It has been discovered that tumors also contain stem cell-like cells. These cells are responsible for […]

Put Some “Spring” in your Step

Gregory G. Caronis, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Advocate Medical Group Orthopedics, shared that with the long-awaited, warmer days of spring approaching, don’t let all of the activities you looked forward to all winter get spoiled by a problem that many people face — aching feet and ankles. It’s hard to be active and […]