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Nutrition and Wellness Tips
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PREVENTION Trial studies impact of lifestyle changes on Alzheimer’s risk
The PREVENTION Trial at Providence looks at the effects of healthy lifestyle changes combined with brain exercises to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more.
Cancer nutrition myths: Separating fact from fiction
A Providence registered dietitian discusses common cancer nutrition myths and whether certain foods affect your cancer prognosis.
GERD treatment: Past, present and future
GERD is a chronic digestive disease that can cause serious symptoms if left untreated. Learn about the history of treatments and modern day surgical options.
What does healthy hydration look like?
The third installment of our ‘What You Drink’ series looks at hydration: what it is, why it’s important and how to up your fluid intake.
Eating to combat cancer: The Providence Thrivorship program
Learn how the Providence Thrivorship program offers one-on-one counseling and free classes on holistic wellness and nutrition.
Spilling the beans on caffeine consumption
How much caffeine is in your coffee or favorite drink? And what effect does it have on your overall health? We answer these questions in our 'What You Drink' series.
What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it
Learn if you may be at risk for fatty liver disease and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.
Drink the rainbow with a colorful, healthy smoothie
Adding a wide range of colorful fruits and vegetables to your smoothie to “drink the rainbow” is an easy, convenient way to add vital nutrients to your menu.
How much liquid sugar is hiding in your beverage?
Sugar-sweetened beverages are a leading source of sugar in the average diet. Learn what liquid sugar can do to your health.
Integrative cancer care: Perspectives from unsung heroes
A dietitian and a physical therapist share their experiences in helping patients finish cancer. Learn more.
Is COVID-19 making women drink more? Research says yes.
Alcohol use among women is increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover why and healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
Insights into successful weight loss
Maintaining a healthy weight during the pandemic has been difficult, but there are strategies that can help you lose weight through behavior modification.
Under the weather? These foods may help you get back on top
When you’re feeling under the weather, certain foods have the potential to soothe. Try chicken soup, broth and ginger to start.
Fighting food insecurity through community partnerships
Food insecurity is impacting communities around the country. The Providence Community Health Investment is helping its partners provide healthy meals and hope to those impacted.
Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month
MyPlate is a basic template for a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Learn how to personalize your plate during National Nutrition Month.
Food for the soul: Collard greens
Learn more about soul food and its origins — and try one of these delicious recipes.
Turmeric, the ancient golden spice with healing properties
Providence shares turmeric's history, health benefits and recipes that highlight the healing properties of this ancient, yellow spice.
Chickpeas: Going beyond hummus
Learn how chickpeas help lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Food for the soul: Macaroni & cheese
Learn more about soul food and its origins — and try one of these delicious recipes. Learn more.
Cauliflower: More than broccoli's paler counterpart
Is cauliflower just a trendy health fad or does it bring real health benefits? Underneath all the hype, cauliflower is a nutrition superstar.
Plant-based diet and your gut health. Is there a link?
Registered Dietician Nutritionists at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro discuss the plant-based diet trend and its important role in supporting the immune system.
Matcha: Does this bright green powder have a place in your diet?
Providence details matcha's health benefits—a type of green tea that can be used as a beverage or an ingredient in baked goods and cooking.
A guide to comparing recent diet trends
Providence shares details about diet trends like keto, low-carb and intermittent fasting to help you determine if they have a place in your eating plan.
Holiday roundup: Staying safe, caring for loved ones, and eating well
End of year roundup of articles to help you and your family stay safe, healthy, and happy during the holidays. Read more.
What you should know about diabetes: Risk factors, potential complications and screening
Listen to our #TalkWithADoc podcasts to learn about different types of diabetes and how to minimize your risk of developing this condition.
Can certain foods lower your cholesterol?
Foods with healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber can all help your heart. Learn which foods can lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
Treat Your Immune System to Healthy Foods
Choosing foods that boost your immune system can keep you healthier. Learn about ways to incorporate immunity-boosting foods into your diet.
Why legumes are the superheroes of the protein family
Replacing animal protein with plant-based alternatives can positively impact your health. Here are the top 5 legumes for protein intake.
Extend the life of your quarantine garden
Ensure your fall and winter are full of tasty fruits, veggies and herbs by canning and preserving your quarantine garden.
For healthy and fresh fall eating, keep it colorful
Moving into the fall, there are ways to protect your health with good nutrition.