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Fran Sutherlin
Position: Staff reporter

Don’t sell short the healing power of healthful food

Are you ignoring what your body is trying to tell you? The people I see in my nutrition practice experience a wide range of undesirable symptoms that prevent them from enjoying t...

The link between your food and your mood

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of disability in the ...

Vegetable bowls are both simple and powerful

With warmer temperatures here, it’s the perfect time of year to ditch the heavy winter foods and bring in lighter, healthier eats. There’s no better way to do this than with a flavor-packed ...

No joke: Healthier can be delicious

I still remember the smell walking into my grandmother’s kitchen. She always had food on the stove, freshly baked sweets in the oven ... and, oh yes, always fresh tortillas strai...

Vegetable oil: Not as healthy as you might think it is

When it comes to vegetables, it’s easy to decide which ones are good for you, right? Unfortunately, this simplicity doesn’t carry over to vegetable oils. Vegetable oils are edible...

What we wish you knew about your weight scale

Do you weigh yourself daily or even weekly? Is it a ritual so important that jumping out of bed, emptying your bladder, getting in your birthday suit and stepping on that weight scale is the...

Eating for a healthy thyroid

If you’re experiencing weight gain, intolerance to cold temperatures, or hair loss, it might be a sign your body is not making enough thyroid hormones. And, guess what ... you’re not alone. ...

Improve your gut health for the 2020 boost you need

Many of my clients come in miserable with all sorts of digestive symptoms and pains. Nevertheless, their main focus is still on losing weight. When you focus on the health of your gut, howev...

Finding relief from holiday heartburn

When you’re dealing with acid reflux, heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, it can make your favorite meals ... unenjoyable. The pain associated with these conditions is s...

Diabetes: Are you at risk?

November is National Diabetes Month, and this year’s focus is on the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to the National Institute of Health, adults ...

Cholesterol: The good, the bad and the ugly

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 102 million Americans have unhealthy cholesterol levels above 200 mg/dl. More than 35 million of these people have leve...

Could you have ‘leaky gut’ and not know it?

If the foods you’ve always enjoyed (or even loved) now make you sick, you may have what the health industry calls a food intolerance. However, the underlying problem that’s causing it could ...