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Yes, the holidays can be a challenge, says interventional cardiologist Thomas Quinn, M.D. But don’t buy in to the idea that sensible eating and exercise are a lost cause from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. For most folks, there are just a handful of winter days of celebration.
“When you eat and exercise thoughtfully 80 to 90 percent of the time, it’s fine to really enjoy yourself the other 10 percent,” says Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s Quinn, who sees patients in Oakland and Antioch. Read More about Healthier Holidays: Finding Balance Amid the Emotional Stress and Overindulgence
Imagine a room in your house is on fire and the alarm goes off, but instead of calling 911, you remove the batteries from the annoying alarm.
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who take medication to ease heartburn are essentially shutting down their bodies’ alarm system, says Wilson S. Tsai, M.D., medical director of esophageal and thoracic surgery at Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center.
“Drugs work great for symptom control, to decrease acidity in the stomach. But in many patients, they mask the real problem,” says Tsai. Read More about Beyond Heartburn: Addressing the Cause of GERD
Golf, family time, long walks with the dog: Hip and knee pain are not on your to-do list. And thanks to the variety of treatment options, osteoarthritis patients can stay active and maintain a high quality of life.
From ice and heat applications to arthroscopy to total joint replacement, well-informed patients choose not to become sedentary or to live with pain.
“These patients are more demanding in a good way,” says Benjamin Busfield, M.D., FAAOS, an orthopedic surgeon with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “They demand quality lifestyles. “ Read More about Explore the Options: Living Well With Osteoarthritis
Preparing and sharing a festive meal is a timeless way to connect with loved ones. With a little kitchen wisdom you can create a potluck dish or a whole meal that’s delicious for those with a food intolerance or particular diet plan.
“We’re increasingly aware the food we eat affects our health and wellness,” says Stacy M. DeRosa, R.D., clinical dietitian-outpatient services, at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. “A healthful nutrition plan includes more plant-based foods, fewer processed items, and less added fat and sugar.”
1 medium to large head of cauliflower
1 to 2T vegetable broth
3 cloves garlic – chopped fine
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
Parmesan added after to taste. Guests can add when served.
Chives or parsley as garnish
*Can add 1 to 2 T cream cheese for a creamier potato if preferred
Recipe slightly adapted from: http://www.plantoeat.com/blog/2012/06/100-cornmeal-cornbread-gluten-free/