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Holly J. Niles MS, CNS, LDN Sunday, November 12, 2017 Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Preventative Health  Recipes  Weight Loss 

This recipe feeds 4-6 people and is a delicious addition to any meal!

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REBECCA RICE L.AC., MSAOM Sunday, July 09, 2017 Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Preventative Health  Rebecca Rice L.AC  Recipes 

Try these summer recipes for a different spin on water!

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Thursday, August 04, 2016 Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Obesity  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Recipes 

Research and practice have shown the immense impact that lifestyle can play on our body as well as overall health. Many people feel that they lose control of their health when they are not feeling well or when life becomes busy or stressful. For this reason, the Stram Center believes it is essential to embrace a healthy lifestyle and allow people to take control of their health.

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Thursday, June 02, 2016 Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

As cancer is the 2nd most common leading cause of death in the United States, it is very important to embrace a healthy lifestyle to promote cancer prevention and cancer risk reduction. One food that has been found to have a strong connection to preventing certain cancers as well as helping fight cancer that someone may have is soy foods. Read below to learn more about the cancer prevention/cancer fighting potential of soy as well as to find a tasty tofu recipe!

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Thursday, May 05, 2016 Diet and Prevention  Healthcare Reform  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

Skin cancer is a major problem in this country that many times can be prevented if the proper steps are taken. The National Cancer Institute estimates 40-50% of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once. Yet nearly all skin cancers are preventable if detected and treated early.1 Key lifestyle techniques, including nutrition have been found to be an important piece of skin cancer prevention. Read below for more information, including a healthy recipe full of cancer fighting compounds.

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Thursday, March 31, 2016 Allergies - Food Sensitivities  Diet and Prevention  Gastrointestinal Health  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

Unfortunately many people around the world suffer from intestinal distress, also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). For many patients at the Stram Center, we are able to use food and supplements to help one manage their IBS. In recognition of IBS Awareness Month, below is some basic information on our dietary approach for IBS Management at the Stram Center. Also be sure to try the tasty IBS Smoothie below.

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Saturday, February 27, 2016 Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Paleo Diet  Preventative Health  Recipes 

In recognition of National Nutrition Month® 2016, work to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! Many feel that the only way to flavor food is to add oil and/or salt. While oil and/or salt can be an important part of flavoring a dish, there are many other more nutritious and delicious ways to flavor foods using natural flavor enhancers. Natural Flavor Enhancers are food items that can be used to enhance the flavor of your food. It is recommended to experiment with the many possible flavor combinations by using several flavor enhancers in a dish. Below are examples of common flavor enhancers.

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Mary C. Johnson, Dietetic Intern Thursday, February 04, 2016 Cardiovascular Health  Diet and Prevention  General  Lyme Disease  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Obesity  Paleo Diet  Preventative Health  Recipes  Weight Gain  Weight Loss 

In our fast-paced lives, we demand meals on-the-go and often reach for the quickest options available. This most often involves purchasing pre-packaged or fast-food meals which are typically higher in sodium and saturated fat which are detrimental to our heart health. These quick options are also lower in fiber and phytochemicals (cancer fighting compounds found in the color of the food) that are found in plant-based foods which are important for our overall health. Optimizing your diet to include plant-based foods is a surefire way to increase the nutrient density of your diet and maximize your disease fighting potential. Spending time planning and preparing your meals each week is one of the best ways to ensure diet success for heart health. Here are a few easy tips to get you started in quick meal planning and preparation that you can start to incorporate into your routine.

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Monday, November 30, 2015 Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

Soups and stews can be a healthy addition to any holiday celebration. Be sure to use plenty of plant-based foods to maximize the nutrition of your meal. Soups and stews are a great way to increase your vegetable, starchy vegetable, legume, and even grain intake. Any mediocre soup or stew can become an amazing one with the addition of a simple thickener. Thicken soups/stews with nut/seed/peanut butter, pureed beans, or even pureed orange starchy vegetable such as pumpkin/butternut squash. Try this delicious stew which is thickened with almond butter. If avoiding nuts, use any of the other aforementioned foods as an alternative.

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Monday, November 30, 2015 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

This salad below is rich in many compounds to help support the body and promote a healthy detox/cleanse.

The Stram Center offers comprehensive cleansing and detoxification programs. It is important to work with a trained healthcare practitioner to help guide you through a structured detox program. For additional information about our detox program, call the center at 518-689-2244 or visit http://www.stramcenter.com/services/cleansing-programs/

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