[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s hard to believe back to school is already here. Transitioning from summer vacation to the new school year, although exciting, can be daunting and even that much more so for the mom battling cancer. There’s a heightened...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]May was Mediterranean Diet Month and throughout it at our Mondays programs, Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN taste tested several olive oils & balsamic vinegars donated by the The Crushed Olive. She spoke about all things Olive Oil including its health benefits,...

When choosing bread opt for whole grain.  Whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other health protective components. Strong evidence of protective health benefits have been shown for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer and obesity. White bread is made with refined grains...

As promised, a phytochemical is a naturally occurring plant chemical that protects plants from disease. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Evidence also points to phytochemical’s as having disease-fighting properties (e.g., anti-cancer) that also protect humans. Last week I asked,  "Is a...