diet and nutrition

Is getting in shape and having a healthier diet one of your New Year’s resolutions?  It’s mine and I want to share with you what a difference eating healthy can make in your life.  We have many great local farmer’s markets and grocery stores to choose from,... read more

So here we are – the holidays are over, and we are left staring at our scales in disbelief. We’ve all been in this situation. Now that we have indulged ourselves in the delicious foods and treats that the season brings, it’s time to pull back on the reins... read more

The holidays are here and many of us are thinking about indulging in the fun and festive food. Whether it’s the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, or your aunt’s special apple pie, we all have our favorites.  Many believe that turkey is the catalyst t... read more

If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there’s no better snack than a banana. Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose, and glucose – combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.  Research ... read more

What is calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. The primary role of calcium is to give structure and strength to the bones and teeth. It is important for: Bone health Teeth Nerve function Muscles Blood clotting   If you do not get enough ca... read more

Blue! Purple! Red! Yellow! All these colors represent all the pigments we need on our plate to achieve a healthy diet. “Color Wheel of Fruits and Vegetables” and “Color Me Healthy – Eating for a Rainbow of Benefits,” contain articles w... read more

Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is an illness caused by eating contaminated, spoiled or toxic food. Food poisoning can affect one individual person or a group of people who all ate the same food. There are many ways to help prevent g... read more

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is one of the most common reasons patients go to the doctor.   The symptoms appear after food ingestion and include: chest pain (sometimes so severe that they may resemble a heart attack), regurgitation, bloating, nausea, vo... read more

Question- Dr. Kiskila, what is anemia? Answer- Anemia is a decreased number of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen; people with anemia may not be getting the oxygen their bodies need. Question- How do I get anemia? Answer- Anemia can be caused by many thi... read more

Grains are an important part of our daily diet. While the most commonly consumed grains are wheat and corn, the kind most of us eat on a daily basis are usually highly processed. Highly processed grains are grains which are refined and significantly modified from t... read more

Americans love seafood. Shrimp, lobster, clams: it’s hard to imagine that people have to avoid it. A seafood allergy is a common food allergy that roughly effects 7 million Americans, accordingly to a nationwide survey. Did you know that along with fish, shellfis... read more