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Fran Sutherlin
Position: Staff reporter

Fiber: The first step to preventing diabetes

November is National Diabetes Prevention Month. When we talk about diabetes prevention, we are talking about Type 2 Diabetes. Individuals with Type 1 are born with it. According to the Cente...

Three tips for surviving the holidays

Worried your willpower will let you down this holiday season? You should be, but read on because there’s still hope. As the holidays kick off, it usually means extra time with fa...

Cut your sugar intake with a power bowl

This wouldn’t be a nutrition column if we never talk about salad! As we celebrate Halloween today, a lot of candy will be sold in the U.S. We can combat this volume of sugar by ma...

Stop wearing out your snooze button

Did you press the snooze button this morning ... maybe even more than once? Maybe you had time to sleep in or just felt so tired and “out of it” that you couldn’t believe it was ...

Are you too busy to eat healthy?

I get it – you’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all busy. It’s almost as if the word ‘busy’ has become a badge of honor for us to feel like we’re important. But this busyness can be disastrous to yo...

5 simple steps to thrive in a ‘toxic’ world

If your body is struggling to keep up with an unmanageable level of toxins, it can affect your life and how you feel. It can result in symptoms like headaches, gas, bloating, constipation, d...

The surprising effects of stress on your gut

If you’ve ever listened to an older friend or family member speaking of the “good ole days,” they might have referred to them as being simpler times. I know when I look at the world my kids ...

Have you ever been fooled by ‘Big Food?’

I still remember a young family that came to me with a gluten-intolerant child. Because the child couldn’t digest gluten, it would make him, very, very sick. They were frustrated ...

Learning, growing can all start with healthy snack

It’s shocking that despite all the medical advances over the last century, today’s children are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. A big contributor to...

Ditch your nighttime overeating

Do you know that feeling? The one where you’ve finished a healthy dinner and then thought to yourself, “I’m hungry, I need a snack,” and before you know it, the entire bag of chips or carton...

How to enjoy summer but avoid its pitfalls

Hanging with friends and family in the summer is all part of the fun. But the endless unhealthy summertime eats don’t have to ruin your waistline and leave you feeling “blah.” ...

Willpower ... for emergency use only

Are you relying on discipline to eat healthy and become your best self? If so, keep reading to learn a few important things you need to know about willpower. This might sound fami...