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Paleo Diet
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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 Thursday, September 03, 2015 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Paleo Diet 

A new diet focus is that of a paleo diet. There is a large variation in interrpretation of what a paleo diet should consist of. Read below to discover what we at the Stram Medical Center feel is the best approach for a paleo diet.

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Paleo Diet 

Many people wonder which diet is best for them based on what they are told be friends, a healthcare provider, what they hear on TV, what they read on the internet, or what is suggested by a loved one. Here at the Stram Center we recommend a variety of diets for our patients depending on their individual needs. Read below for an explanation of the dietary approach of the Stram Center! Also learn about the pros and cons of the most common diets recommended to our patients.

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