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Fran Sutherlin
Position: Staff reporter

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...

3 nutrition strategies to survive your summer trip

What comes to mind when you think of healthy nutrition while you’re traveling? If you’re like most people, you might be wondering, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” We’ve all...

Drink water to boost your brain function

Do you struggle with getting the volume of water you need (aka drinking half your body weight in ounces ... daily!)? I get it, the struggle is real! One of the most common things ...

Are you on the path to diabetes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 84 million Americans now have prediabetes. What’s scarier is that nine out of 10 don’t even know they have it. Are you ...

Busy and stressed? It’s affecting your digestion

Are you sitting down in a quiet, relaxed environment with no distractions at meal time? Or are you stressed out, driving or working on the computer, taking bites as you rush through your to-...

Are certain foods making you feel bad?

If you’ve suddenly found that you can’t eat certain foods you used to love, then you aren’t alone. You may be dealing with a food intolerance. It’s important to understand that a...

Are you just a chronic ‘snoozer’?

Are you a habitual “snoozer,” always looking for that extra ten minutes of sleep each morning? Or do you struggle with low energy during the day, feel sleepy after lunch, need caf...

Are your ‘gut’ and brain really connected?

We’ve all experienced it – that moment when you can’t think of a word and you just sort of babble as you try and get your thoughts straight. This mental “clouding” has been labeled brain fog...

The silent killer ... when it’s ignored

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because most people do not experience any symptoms. Do you have high blood pressure? It’s easier than you might think to improve...

What’s your risk for heart disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – th...

Carbohydrates: The good, the bad and the ugly

Today’s topic was a reader’s request. The reader asked, “What carbohydrates are healthy, and should we be avoiding fructose in our diet?” It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a ...