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Greek Burgers in Pita

Greek Burgers

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A great tip: you can add one egg and about ¼ cup of gluten free breadcrumbs if grilling.  This will keep the burgers from falling apart. To create a Greek sauce ...

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Strawberry Yogurt Crepes

Crepes

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These crepes can be made gluten and dairy free and filled with delicious fillings that are healthy and high in protein. Enjoy for breakfast or brunch.

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Toxins in and on our food

13 Most Toxic Foods

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This video explains the importance of eating organic.  This adorable little girl explains how Budnip, a toxic chemical commonly used on vegetables and many fruits, absorbs into the food and can not be washed off.  Her little experiment gives us a visual of how altering food from it’s orginal state, can be harmful to the […]

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Break Out of Your Food Rut

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Many of us fall in to food ruts that we can’t seem to get out of.  Buying the same exact things every time we go shopping and cooking the same exact foods every week.  Sound familiar?  So, here are some fresh and healthy ideas to inspire your creative side when it comes to shopping and […]

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Healthy tips for traveling

What to do on Vacation

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Many people feel like their healthy habits go out the door when they plan a vacation.  The biggest mistake I see people make on vacation is go too many hours without eating and not drink enough water.  It’s especially important to keep your blood sugar stable and to stay hydrated when you are on the go […]

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Read the label for artificial ingredients

Top 5 Ingredients to Avoid

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1)      Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils.  These are man-made fats which actually stay in the body for up to 90 days and have been linked to high cholesterol.  They are commonly found in margarine, and in many pre-packaged desserts and baked good to keep them soft and shelf stable. More or less, these fats allow products […]

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Local Harvest

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There are many beneficial reasons to shop at local produce markets.  Here are some differences between a produce market, farmer’s market and supermarket.  Bottom line, the fresher the food, the healthier and more nutritious it is.  So which ever way you choose to shop, choose fresh!  Watch this video from Dardenne Produce Market on Hwy […]

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Healthy Easter menu and recipes

Healthy Easter Menu

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Nothing says spring better than these fresh tasting, and colorful recipes.  Each of these recipes is all natural, healthy, and sure to please your guests and family.  All of the recipes are available on Cooking with Dr. Olivia.  Please post your comments on the recipes after you try them.  I love to hear how you […]

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Do I Need to Take Vitamins?

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Dr. Olivia Joseph on the importance of vitamins for your health.

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Eating Healthy to lose weight

Lighten Up!

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It’s very easy to pack on the fat and calories at meals when you are using high fat ingredients like butter, cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and dressing.  So, with bathing suit season right around the corner, here are some easy tips to not only improve the health of your food, but also help you skim […]

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Eating good foods from the Healthy Food Awards

Good Food Awards

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I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to transform your lifestyle to a healthier one.  You may not even know where to start.  I am here to make it easy for you.  The first myth I would like to bust is that eating healthy is more expensive.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  […]

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Milk is it healthy or not?

Milk, Good or Bad?

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  I frequently see people with food sensitivities to milk who ask the question, “well if I stop drinking milk, where will I get calcium?”  So, let’s think about this for a minute…where does calcium in milk come from?  The answer is: it is fortified into the milk.  Calcium once was naturally occuring in milk […]

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