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‘Healthy Eats’: What is the DASH diet?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure.  The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.  


100 pound weight loss journey

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Cristina PopeCristina Pope, director of the Health Sciences Library at Upstate, shares the inspiring story of how she lost more than 100 pounds and how she has kept it off for almost two years.  There are no secrets, she still tracks what she eats and spends many hours exercising, lifting weights, swimming and running.  Read the story: How Cristina Pope lost 110 pounds


Bariatric surgery from a patient’s perspective

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski, before bariatric surgery

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski now

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Jessica Charbonneau, LCSW, is joined by Carole Brzozowski, who shares her personal journey through bariatric surgery, including strategies that have helped her enjoy continued success three years post-surgery.  Listen to Charbonneau’s previous interview about the pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery.

Integrative nutrition: eating for your health

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Kaushal B Nanavati, MD

Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine and director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, talks about integrative medicine, a more in-depth approach to nutrition as a way to improve your overall health. Learn how integrating small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.


Upstate’s new community partnership

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Maxine ThompsonMozart GuerrierMaxine Thompson, LCSW-R, and Mozart Guerrier, MSW, talk about Upstate’s new community partnership, the Resident Health Advocates program – how the partnership was built and the role of peer leaders in community health. The leadership program was developed by the Healthy Neighbors Partnership, a collaboration between Upstate and the Syracuse Housing Authority. Thompson is Assistant Vice President in Upstate’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Guerrier is the Healthy Neighbors Partnership coordinator. Read the story: Graduates of Upstate resident health program advocate for community health


Pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

jessica planer_jessica charbonneauJessica Planer, registered dietitian in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, is joined by licensed clinical social worker Jessica Charbonneau to discuss why some people re-gain weight after weight loss surgery, and strategies that everyone can benefit from.  For more information about the program, call 315 492-5036.  Local Support Groups 


‘Healthy Eats’: The benefits of eating breakfast

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, helps us understand why the simple act of eating breakfast every day can be a big part of losing weight or maintaining a healthier weight.
Resources: EatRight.org, thecenterformindfuleating.org, NCES – Dietitian’s pick of the week
Read the story: Lose Weight: Eat Breakfast, from WebMD


‘Healthy Eats’ – New Year’s food resolutions

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, offers some simple food resolutions to help you stay healthy in the new year. 

 


‘Healthy Eats’: A crash course in hydrogenation and trans fats

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, responds to news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. Read the news: FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods


‘Healthy Eats’ – Health benefits of cranberries

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, explains why cranberries are at the top of the list of ‘super foods’, including their high nutrient and antioxidant content, and contain only 25 calories per cup!


‘Healthy Eats’ – What are the benefits of an apple-a-day?

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about the significant benefits of including apples in our daily menu planning.

 


‘Healthy Eats’ – How to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, reminds us that Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends and doesn’t have to be a time for stressing over weight gain!  She shares tips and strategies to help navigate the food-centered holiday.