Category: Karen’s Wellness Bulletin

Yogurt and Dietary Fiber May Reduce Your Lung Cancer Risk

Acai Yogurt Bowl

Making healthy lifestyle choices, such as avoiding tobacco and eating yogurt and dietary fiber, may help to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. A recent study revealed that eating high amounts of yogurt and dietary fiber may reduce your lung cancer risk by 30%.

Chickpeas’ Nutritional Properties and Health Benefits


Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have many nutritional properties and health benefits. They are versatile in many cuisines and can be cooked in different ways. This bulletin contains a recipe for making homemade hummus.

The Benefits of Sustained Weight Loss

Continued Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss has several benefits, including reducing the risk of certain cancers. In this bulletin are 5 wellness tips to help you keep your weight loss goals in the new year.

The Importance of Eating an Apple a Day

Apple Roses

Eating apples has health benefits, including preventing chronic diseases, lowering cholesterol, improving digestion, reducing the risk of some cancers, and inducing beneficial bacteria in the colon. Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

New Year’s Resolutions: Staying Active

New Years Resolutions

Being more physically active is one of the top five most common New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to get in shape for vanity or for health, you should know that exercise can reduce your risk of chronic diseases as well as some cancers.

Brussels Sprouts: A Colorful and Nutritious Side Dish

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a great source of many different vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, K, B6, fiber, and folate. They make for a colorful and nutritious side dish to add to any holiday meal. This bulletin contains a recipe for a Walnut Brussels Sprout salad.

Grapefruit: A Tangy Addition to Winter Meals

Grapefruit salad

Grapefruit is an abundant winter fruit in Florida and whether grilled, baked, juiced, or eaten raw, it adds a tangy zest to any meal. It also is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. This week’s bulletin includes a tasty grapefruit salad.

Zucchini: The Versatile Vegetable


Zucchinis are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and manganese. It is a versatile vegetable that has many health benefits and can even be used in place of pasta.

Choosing Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Kale Salad

For those with a cancer diagnosis, healthy lifestyle behaviors may improve outcomes, quality of life, and self-esteem. Choosing these healthy lifestyle behaviors may lower your risk for developing certain cancers. This week’s bulletin features a Kale, Butternut Squash, and Pomegranate salad that will make a wonderful side dish to your Thanksgiving meal.

Radish: An Underestimated Root Vegetable

Radish Salad

The radish is a member of the same plant family as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and collards. This root vegetable is easy to grow in a home garden and is a good source of vitamins A and C and calcium. This bulletin contains a festive-looking salad that makes a refreshing and healthy side dish during this holiday season.