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A Healthier Chip Choice

A Healthier Chip Choice

Don’t deny dad the ultimate crunch of potato chips. Kettle chips are naturally gluten-free and boast a significantly reduced amount of fat due to the old-fashioned batch process of dunking potato slices into hot fat, rather than continuous conveyor belt cooking that allows more fat absorption. Surprisingly, they’re also way less processed than baked potato chips, which are... »

Seafood Spiedini

Seafood Spiedini

Melt INGREDIENTS • 8 2-oz. pieces swordfish, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes • 8 2-oz. pieces tuna, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes • 8 scallops, cleaned • 8 shrimp, peeled and de-veined • 1 oz. olive oil • 1 lemon, zest and juice • 1 T chopped chives Marinated tomatoes: • 4 oz. plum tomatoes, sliced thin • 2 cloves garlic, sliced • 1 T olive oil • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest • 1/2 tsp. orega... »

Bartender-Approved Gluten-Free Beers

Bartender-Approved Gluten-Free Beers

We know what you’re thinking: Gluten-free beer? Yuck! But the truth is, gluten sensitivity is a growing problem—and for those affected by this issue who just want to sit back with a Belgian white after bagging lawn clippings on a hot summer day, well, they’ve been out of luck for a long time. The good news: The beer industry has finally started to respond with an array of ... »

Why Supportive Fitness Beats Traditional Personal Training

Why Supportive Fitness Beats Traditional Personal Training

Practically every gym promises to make you better, faster, stronger—but St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Centers are a bit different. “We offer medically based fitness centers,” said John Graham, senior network administrator for fitness and sports performance, “and we take an individualized approach to enhance the health and wellbeing of our clients.” The center... »

Finding His Strength Again

Finding His Strength Again

In his prime, Paul Ferency of Forks Township was a 6’5”, 350-pound wall of muscle—and he knew how to use it. “I was among the top 5% of people on earth when it comes to strength,” he says. This might seem like an exaggeration, until you learn that Paul competed in 54 world championship matches to determine the world’s strongest man, played in Scotland’s Highland Games (... »

5 Signs You  May Have A Hernia  & What to Do About it

5 Signs You May Have A Hernia & What to Do About it

A hernia is a protrusion of an organ through an area in the body in which it normally resides. Although hernias commonly occur in the abdomen if part of the intestine, bowel, or bladder pushes through a weak spot in the muscle wall, they can also develop in the upper thigh, belly button, groin, and chest. There are a multitude of reasons hernias occur explains Dr. Emanuel ... »

Sun Safety 101

Sun Safety 101

We’re just weeks from the official start of summer—and while we’re all excited about backyard cookouts and beach trips, all that time spent outdoors means your sun exposure is at its peak. Why should you care? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more skin cancer cases are detected each year than all other types of cancer combined – and its incidence is increasi... »

The Lyme  Epidemic

The Lyme Epidemic

A tiny insect called the deer tick, the size of a mere poppy seed, is wreaking havoc on the health of thousands of people across the country. Researchers now estimate that these nasty little blood suckers infect over 300,000 people with the bacterial infection known as Lyme disease every single year. This number has been steadily increasing for more than a decade. Cases... »

Has Skin Cancer Met Its Match?

Has Skin Cancer Met Its Match?

A tiny insect called the deer tick, the size of a mere poppy seed, is wreaking havoc on the health of thousands of people across the country. Researchers now estimate that these nasty little blood suckers infect over 300,000 people with the bacterial infection known as Lyme disease every single year. This number has been steadily increasing for more than a decade. Cases... »

Nutritonist-Approved Store-Bought Kid Snacks!

Nutritonist-Approved Store-Bought Kid Snacks!

On-the-go moms often turn to off-the-shelf snacks as a quick fix for their peckish offspring. In fact, snacking plays an important role in meeting a child’s dietary needs, from providing a needed energy boost to taking the edge off a voracious appetite that could lead to overeating at dinner. Packaged products often tend to be loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. Even 100-cal... »

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