Category: Karen’s Wellness Bulletin

New Guidelines to Reduce Cancer Risk

Medicine is an evolving science. We are constantly learning new information and how to apply our new knowledge to our lives. The American Cancer Society has recently updated its 2012 guidelines to reflect new knowledge on how lifestyle choices impact cancer risk and cancer death. Karen has summarized the new guidelines, added helpful links to diet and meal recommendations, and included a fantastic mango salsa recipe.

Eating your way to clearer skin

The impacts of what you eat aren’t just visible in your weight, they can also have an impact on your skin. A change in your diet could be the key to finally clearing up troublesome adult acne. Karen explains why and has a delicious summer quinoa salad recipe.

The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Garlic

Originating in Central Asia, garlic is a member of the onion family and is a vital ingredient in cuisines all around the world. Garlic is both a culinary and a medicinal plant. When garlic is minced, crushed, or chewed, it creates a compound called allicin that enhances its antioxidant and medicinal properties. There are many

A Burning Topic: A Nutritionist’s Perspective on Food Preparation Methods

Man has been grilling, smoking, and even frying foods since the discovery of fire. Steaks and burgers with perfect grill marks paired beautifully with french fries is iconic, and we admit it tastes great. But those cooking methods come with risks, Karen has some food for thought as we head into this summer grilling season.

Eating with a purpose, the importance of feeding your immune system

Our immune system is constantly working to protect us and keep us healthy. Our lifestyle choice can impact how well our immune system can function. The foods we eat play a large role in helping our body stay as healthy as possible. This article details some immune-boosting foods as well as a delicious recipe for Greek Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls.

To Brew, or not to Brew

For many of us, coffee is a key beverage in our diet, and often it’s the first thing we consume every day. New studies point to several health benefits of drinking coffee in moderation. In this blog I outline the benefits and risks of coffee along with a unique and simple recipe idea to add some flair to your cup of joe.

Naturally Enhance Your Digestion

Digestion issues and irregularity are common with today’s lifestyle and diet. Karen has a delicious recipe and 5 foods that can help ease these issues naturally.

Beauty and the Beet

Beets are starting to earn their spot on the list as a superfood that can help you prevent cancer, look younger, and keep your digestive system on track. Take a look at Karen’s blog to see how a tasty root can accomplish so much!

Blueberries’ Health and Beauty Benefits

Blueberries are a free-radical fighting, anti-aging, eyesight preserving superfood. It’s sweet and somewhat tart taste is the perfect staple in this Blueberry Pineapple Ginger Smoothie. Karen has highlighted the health and beauty benefits of the blueberry and her smoothie recipe is the perfect way to get more blueberries in your diet.

The 2020 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Every year, the Environmental Working Group compiles a list of fruits and vegetables that ranks the levels of pesticides found in the produce from highest to lowest. Whether you pick produce from The Dirty Dozen or The Clean Fifteen, it is the mission of the Environmental Working Group to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.