Nutrition & Recipes

Back to School Health Guide

Help your kids start the new school year off on the right foot. From exercise and nutrition, to back packs and sports physcials, here's how you can help: Sleep A good night’s sleep can make all the difference. Children under 13 ...

Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Health Fanatic on Your List

There’s at least one fitness or food fanatic in every family, so we asked our dietitians and personal trainers what the hottest gifts were this year. Here's their top 10, plus a few bonus ideas. Weighted blankets – ...

Festive Holiday Favorites

If you’re in the market for a drink that won’t break your diet, these lower-calorie alternatives are sure to make your spirits bright! Apple Spiced Mimosa: 1 Bottle of Champagne (you won't use the whole bottle) 1 1/4 cups ...

Roasted Turkey Breast

If you don’t want to battle with an entire turkey, making a turkey breast is an easy alternative. Plus, a turkey breast is all white meat, a healthier option than higher-fat dark meat. A 6-lb bone-in breast will serve 8 people. ...

How many Burpees does it take to burn off a bite-sized Snickers?

It’s Halloween – of course you can treat yourself! Just don’t let the term “fun-sized” trick you. Even though they’re bite-sized pieces of candy, the calories can add up quickly. Here are a few stats that ...

Kiddie Kabobs

Even little ones can have fun with this healthy after-school snack. Just make sure to keep fresh fruits, veggies and cheese on hand. And make sure a babysitter or older sibling is available to supervise. Ingredients: Cheese cut into squares ...

Are Vitamins Worth It?

Trends in vitamins seem to fade in and out. In the 90s, vitamin E was all over the place. A few years later, B12 was all the rage. Then, Vitamin D was the hot new thing. These days, a lot of patients ask me about magnesium and probiotics. ...

Strategies for Eating after Cancer Treatment

When you're dealing with treatment side effects, these eating strategies can help. During cancer treatment, you may experience side effects that affect your eating such as dry mouth, changes in taste and smell, fatigue and poor ...

The Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

Experts claim that intermittent fasting helps to promote weight loss, improve blood sugar and cholesterol, and regenerate healthy cells, which can boost neurological function. Although there are many variations of intermittent fasting, one ...

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

By Amanda Watts, MD - Baton Rouge General Physicians Every other month there is a new food trend generating buzz online. The latest trend getting attention is the juice cleanse. Although several variations of cleanses exist, the general ...

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