Nutrition

Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

By Dr. Kushner / August 15, 2020 /

As food prices soar amidst the coronavirus pandemic, your good intentions to eat more healthfully may be challenged by sticker shock at the grocery store. But preparing family-friendly healthy meals should not break the bank. By making some adjustments before, during and after you shop, less costly healthy eating is within reach. Here are some…

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New Tool to Help You Eat Better, Move More, De-Stress

By Dr. Kushner / August 4, 2020 /

With stress levels high and routines disrupted in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we are all feeling challenged to maintain healthy lifestyle habits. And yet because excess weight and obesity have been identified as risk factors for worse coronavirus outcomes, managing weight and boosting health are now more important than ever. Over the last…

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Weight Journey Reflections Can Lead to Better Health Habits

By Dr. Kushner / July 12, 2020 /

Each person has his or her own weight story to tell that encompasses one’s personal journey and struggles managing weight. I am a big believer in the value of helping people reflect on their journey and more specifically on the life events that impact it, as it can bring new awareness to the experience. Whether…

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Use Progressive Meal Planning to Sneak Healthier Foods into Your Diet

By Dr. Kushner / June 23, 2020 /

With so many food choices to make in a given day, time and time again you may feel overwhelmed to make the best and healthiest choices. But healthy eating is not about choosing between good choices and bad choices. Instead, it’s about finding foods that you enjoy and taste good – and then sneaking healthier…

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Nudge Healthier Eating with Family Inspired Cooking and Baking Tips

By Dr. Kushner / May 7, 2020 /

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and with children at home, these are stressful and trying times for families. And yet many families have found cooking and baking to be useful activities to pass the time and put food on the table for loved ones. For this blog, I engaged the advice of our…

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Health at Home Tips during this Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

By Dr. Kushner / March 28, 2020 /

You may be surprised to know that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, most of my patients have been ‘showing up’ (by phone) to discuss their health and how to improve it. This, of course, is in the midst of social distancing and isolation, fears of getting the virus, losing jobs and paychecks, difficulties…

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Healthy Living Tips Apply Now More than Ever

By Dr. Kushner / March 18, 2020 /

With the coronavirus outbreak, this is a stressful time as we are all doing what we can to decrease our chances of catching the virus as we wash our hands more, touch our faces less and practice social distancing. Though I am not an infectious disease expert, I am an expert in Lifestyle Medicine and…

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3 Surprising Ways to Make Meal Planning Easier

By Dr. Kushner / March 8, 2020 /

What are your plans for lunch today? How about dinner? Are you a planner when it comes to your meals and snacks or do you just wing it as the day goes on? Planning your meals and snacks is one of the most important things you can do to eat more healthfully and better manage…

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Busting 4 Nutritional Myths to Help You Better Manage Your Weight

By Dr. Kushner / March 2, 2020 /

It seems every day you hear conflicting nutritional tips to help you lose weight. Should you avoid all carbs? Is fruit too high in sugar? Are dairy foods unhealthy? Are all processed foods bad for you? Here, I bust 4 nutritional myths to help you eat better and better manage your weight. 1 – Ditch…

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3 Ways to Fit Self Care into Your Busy Life

By Dr. Kushner / November 8, 2019 /

When helping patients manage their weight, self-care is a topic that comes up daily. That’s because way too often women especially are great caregivers for everyone but themselves. Taking care of yourself is not being selfish. It’s also a reminder that your health and happiness are worth the time and effort. Self care can include…

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