via BlackDoctor: Eating seafood that has been tainted with mercury is one of the most common ways humans accumulate mercury in their bodies. The mercury in seafood is a highly poisonous form of the metal called methylmercury, which forms when mercury dissolves into the water. Methylmercury can be absorbed from the water by all sea […]

via BlackDoctor: Pistachios have grown to become elevated to almost everyone’s favorite snack. While you may know these sweet-yet-savory snacks have grown in popularity, you should know they are also one of the most nutritious nuts you can eat. Just a small 1-ounce serving contains over 30 vitamins, minerals and other powerful nutrients to help […]

via BlackDoctor: Food addiction is real y’all. Characterized by consuming large amounts of food for a long period, as well as continued use despite adverse consequences, or repeated attempts to quit — somewhat in the same way a drug addict itches for a fix — the disorder affects nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. […]

via BlackDoctor: It can be a bit of a challenge to maintain a social life when trying to stick to your diet, but it’s not impossible. I’ve had this conversation with my client’s numerous times. If you’re a very social person or just like to go out occasionally with friends or family, have no fear, […]

via BlackDoctor: The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommends adults eat 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day for the prevention of heart disease and stroke. And there is evidence that the type of vegetable is as important as the quantity. In fact, recent studies suggest that not just eating more vegetables, but eating […]

via BlackDoctor: Food addiction is real y’all. Characterized by consuming large amounts of food for a long period, as well as continued use despite adverse consequences, or repeated attempts to quit — somewhat in the same way a drug addict itches for a fix — the disorder affects nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. […]

via BlackDoctor: Okay, it’s March and you’re thinking about how you fell off the resolution wagon, right? You were getting your workouts in and eating healthy and now you’re wondering how did I let this happen? Well, have no fear, new year, new you right? It’s time to make a list of your new goals […]

via blackdoctor: This summer I hurt my shoulder, and couldn’t lift heavy weights. I had to adjust my fitness routine to a different pace. One of my BFFs from grade school days, Lydia, came to visit, and she’s a yoga enthusiast at 65. Looks great. During her visit, she got on the floor and stretched […]

via BlackDoctor: Just because you are your age doesn’t mean you have to act it! And you definitely don’t have to look it. But when it comes to nutrition, eating the best foods for your age is the secret to conquering the changes going on in your body—and to fueling up for the challenges in […]

  via BlackDoctor: For many, the holiday season is synonymous with weight gain. There are so many more opportunities for overindulgence in food and alcohol while enjoying the company of family and friends. Even the most experienced weight controller can be derailed during the holidays and end up with a few extra pounds. On Christmas […]

  This is a quick and easy recipe for the entire family to enjoy tonight: CHICKEN POT PIE: Ingredients: 1 pkg. (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts) 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Chicken Gravy 3 cups cooked cut-up vegetables * 2 cans (4.5 ounces each) Swanson® Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water , […]

viaBlackDoctor: Our bodies are designed to always be in motion, but still, many of us spend the bulk of our day sitting at desks. According to a study, on average, a US adult spends 9 to 10 hours each day sitting, which is so much inactivity that even a 30 or 60-minute workout “as typically […]