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Discover the benefits and uses of Colchicine. Find out how this medication can help with a variety of medical conditions.

Low-Dose Colchicine: Another tool in the BDM toolbox

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Stay protected with up-to-date vaccines. Ensure your immunity with the latest updates and maintain your health.

Autumn is a Good Time to Review and Update Your Vaccines

Fall has arrived — along with school, colds, coughs, and infections. Take the smart steps now to keep yourself healthy and thriving! We all love fall, with the return of routine, cozy seasonal meals and

Combining different foods has a much larger impact on controlling blood sugar than you may think, follow along as we show you the way.

Food Pairing: A Simple Strategy for Stabilizing Blood Sugar and Lowering Oxidative Stress

The more we learn about the integral role blood glucose and insulin levels play in our overall health, the more we feel the need to lean into the simple but effective strategies for stabilizing the

Healthy Living can come in the form of flower power. These 5 flowers transform not only beauty but even optimize your health!

Flower Power

As our gardens explode with fresh fruits and vegetables in these late summer months, it is exciting to gather the fruits of our labor and enjoy fresh, beautiful meals. But what about your gorgeous flowers?

Follow the science on the heart mind connection with a practical guide to practicing gratitude for a healthier heart.

Practicing Gratitude for a Healthier, Happier Heart

We all know that a positive attitude makes us feel better, but can it be beneficial to your health? This month we are delving into a heartwarming topic — the benefits of gratitude and gratitude

Prevention in heart health is critical to optimized health. Follow a providers perspective at the BaleDoneen Method

Drs. Borders and Hood: A Providers’ Perspective on the BaleDoneen Method

Those of you who are regular readers of the Prevention Center’s Newsletter may be familiar with the patient stories that have been told over the past year. This month we are featuring a slightly different

Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Recipes

Homemade pesto is full of heart healthy fats.

Garden Fresh Pesto

Making homemade pesto from fresh basil in the garden is one of our favorite activities in the summer months. This recipe can be modified with various greens such as kale, radish tops, carrot tops or

Gardening is good for your health.

The Benefits of Gardening: Cultivating Health and Beauty

In our fast-paced world where stress and lifestyle related diseases seem to lurk around every corner, the humble act of working in one’s garden can offer a sanctuary of health and well-being. Along with the

Pink Beet Hummas

Pink Beet Hummus

This hummus is loaded with healthy fats, high-protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber — and is easy to make! Pair it with cut veggies or gluten-free crackers for a satiating snack on the go. Directions: In a

Discover a delicious and nutritious green smoothie recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and boost your health. Try it today!

Monika’s favorite Green Smoothie

In a blender cup, add: 1 large handful of spinach, kale or mixed smoothie greens ½ banana, frozen ½ cup frozen mango chunks 1 tablespoon almond butter ¼ cup collagen powder (20 grams protein!) ½

Protein Plate

Protein: How much do you really need?

By Monika Jacobson, RDNDirector of Lifestyle Health One of the most frequent questions I hear from patients is, “How much protein do I need?” Many people have heard conflicting and confusing recommendations related to protein

Natural Aphrodisiacs With Balsamic Chicken And Figs

Natural Aphrodisiacs: Balsamic Chicken with Figs

In the spirit of February and Valentine’s Day we are focusing on aphrodisiac foods! Do they really work to increase libido and help “set the mood?” When looking at the nutritional content of proclaimed aphrodisiacs,