Posted on: October 10, 2013
Mind, Body & Soul: Truly Comprehensive Cancer Care
by Marilyn Leroy-Sterling, NP, Care Coordinator, Health and Wellness Program, Northern Westchester Hospital
A diagnosis of cancer is a staggering blow. Although the treatments for patients with cancer are always improving, the emotional and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment are often overwhelming. That’s why hospitals are beginning to offer services to cancer patients that treat more than the malignancy: They treat the whole person.
Posted on: October 2, 2013
Hungry, Hungry Herbivores…
By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN
Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? What stopped you from doing so? There are many reasons why some people opt for this dietary style. Whichever vegetarian diet you choose (lacto-ovo, pescetarian, flexitarian, or vegan), there is ample research to suggest that partaking in a plant-based diet has multiple health benefits. However, before you jump into veggies, it’s important to be mindful of specific nutrients you may be lacking from your diet. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, let’s discuss the top five nutrients of concern and some delicious sources! I’ve included some terrific recipes to get you started.
Posted on: September 22, 2013
Whole grains, they’re not just for breakfast anymore!
By Jill Ashbey-Pejoves RD, CDN, CNSC, CDE
According to the 2010 Dietary Guideline for Americans, we should make half our grains whole. But why stop at half? The average adult doesn’t get even close to the 25-38 grams of fiber per day recommended by the Institutes of Medicine. By definition, whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the original kernel including the bran, germ, and endosperm.
Posted on: September 20, 2013
2013 Is the Year to Finally Stop Smoking
by Jennifer Lucas RRT-NPS, Coordinator of Smoking Cessation Program, Respiratory Therapist, Northern Westchester Hospital
Yes, it feels like we’ve heard it before: Smoking kills. But did you realize puffing a cigarette accounts for one of every five deaths in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people die from smoking than from HIV, illegal drugs, alcohol abuse, car accidents, suicides, and murders combined.
Posted on: September 19, 2013
Boost Up Your Breakfast!
By: Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN
Let me ask you a question. If you were planning a cross-country road trip, would you fill up the gas tank? Well, the same applies when it comes to starting off your day with breakfast. Not having breakfast is just like not filling up the gas tank. I bet you have heard countless times “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”—and rightly so! There is ample evidence to support that including a healthy breakfast each day has multiple benefits. In honor of Better Breakfast Month, I want to share some of the ways breakfast can benefit our bodies and also, how you can spice up your typical routine.