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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 22, 2019 

Nutritionally Speaking:

During the month of August, our attention turns toward family time and those final summer outings – but getting ready for school is also a familiar August ritual. Purchasing the long list of...

 

Creating a strong, healthy community

In the Summer of 2015 I started attending monthly Be Your Best (BYB) meetings after an invitation from a member of Sustainable Cottage Grove. I was impressed by how efficient, informative and...

 

Ditch backpack back pain

How much does your child’s backpack weigh before they head off to school in the morning? Do you know? It’s okay if you don’t, but it is important information to learn. A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s bodyweight can impact...

 

Nutritionally Speaking:

I love shopping for food, and enjoy taking my time to find my favorites, and even though I always shop with a list, I find new “favorites” on most shopping adventures. Whenever I shop, I see...

 

Chronicle Kitchen

Living close to the coast is awesome! Having freshly caught fish on a local level is a dream come true to me. It's tuna and salmon time on the Oregon coast, so it's the perfect month to try this...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 8, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking:

By Yaakov Levine Nutritional Therapy Practitioner We just returned from a road trip, and have some more fun planned for this summer as well. When we travel, our family hits the road ready to rumble. W...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 1, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Do we need cholesterol?

I am asked daily about alternatives to prescription medications for lowering cholesterol levels. I have found this question to be a great lead-in for some education about the benefits (yes, benefits)...

 

Zucchini Fritters

Prep time 30 minutes Serves 4 So many zucchinis, so little time. This zucchini fritters recipe is addicting and are perfect with a meal, as a side or as an appetizer. This recipe is perfect to...

 
 By Noel Nash    Health    July 25, 2019

Numbers show peak of crisis as opioids glut begins to slow

Between 2006-2012, Lane County residents purchased more than 128 million opioid pain pills, enough for 52 pills per person (from newborns to seniors) per year. These numbers were obtained by The...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 25, 2019

Zucchini Hummus - Cheryl's Kitchen

Here come the zucchinis! This recipe will become one of your favorites if you like hummus. It's lighter and fresh-tasting. Most folks I've served it to had no idea it has zucchini as the main...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 25, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Protect your vision (and more) with lutein

I first wrote about lutein in a column back in 2008, I had just returned from visiting with my mom in Florida. It was a hard visit. As a relatively healthy 88-year-old, she was devastated; a couple...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 18, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Red currant scones, anyone?

Red currants: Coming to us in a small package - while offering a burst of sweet-tart flavor - these red berries have a long and flavorful history. Enjoyed in the Lorraine province of France since the...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 18, 2019

From Cheryl's Kitchen - Shrimp burgers

Burger: 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined ¼ cup green onions, chopped ½ jalapeno, chopped ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped fine 1 lemon, zested and juiced...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 11, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Read the comics first!

We recently celebrated Independence Day, and honored and celebrated a young local resident, who was taken from us in a tragic manner. We all experience stress, sadness and grief in our own way ... a...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 11, 2019

Cheryl's Kitchen - Very Berry Kale Salad with berry balsamic vinaigrette

Blackberries, blueberries, kale, peas, broccoli and cauliflower are in season right now. Here is a recipe to marry them all. Very berry kale salad 1 large bunch of kale. Be creative and look for the...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 4, 2019

Grilled Chicken Tacos - Grilled chicken tacos served on butter lettuce, topped with a zesty strawberry-pineapple salsa

4 servings Grilled Chicken Tacos 1 head butter lettuce for taco shells, placed in refrigerator until ready to serve tacos 3 free-range, boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon cumin 1...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 4, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Hot days, cool smoothies

Now that summer weather has finally arrived, our gardens are starting to flourish. Soon, our refrigerators will be full of fresh vegetables and we'll have the challenge of finding ways to enjoy and...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 27, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Is there life after bread?

Part of my work as a health coach is helping people find healthier food choices. When they come to me asking for this guidance, they want to be healthier and manage their weight, often not knowing...

 

What motivates you?

One of the best things about being a fitness professional is getting feedback from clients about how much better they feel after a workout, how much fun they have in class and why they keep coming...

 

Mediterranean stuffed artichokes

This healthy recipe is a showstopper; a bit fancy and quite chic, it is a perfect dish for entertaining. SERVES: 6 PREP TIME: 1 1/2 hours Ingredients: 2 large artichokes 2 large lemons; juice...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    June 20, 2019

Wild Caught Cilantro Shrimp served with creamy avocado and topped on a cucumber slice

Serves 6 Marinate 1 pound large, wild caught shrimp, peeled ½ bunch cilantro, washed and chopped fine 2 limes, zested and juiced 1 Tbsp honey ½ serrano chili chopped fine 2 cloves...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 20, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking - Berberine to the rescue

If I told you there is one nutrient that supports blood sugar balance, helps you when your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went and supports cardiovascular health to boot, you might be at least a bit...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 13, 2019

Olive oil for your health

In a presentation this week about healthy fats, we covered the various categories of fats, saturated monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated, and the "saturation" in these fats refers to the hydrogen...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 6, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking - We are what we wear... on our skin

Now that we have commemorated Memorial Day, our summer season of outdoors adventures is upon us. I offer this column again as a reminder as we ponder how to enjoy the sun and the great outdoors, all...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 30, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking - Add more 'spring' to your steps with fresh juice

A common question I get in the store is how to "clean out" our livers. First of all, our liver does not "store" toxins, but along with many other duties, our liver is part of our digestive and...

 

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