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‘Healthy Eats’ – All about ice cream

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us everything we always wanted to know about a favorite summer treat–ice cream, including why we crave it and the best choices to satisfy those cravings.

‘Simple Vanilla Ice Cream’

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
 
In med bowl combine milk, sugar, and salt until dissolved.  Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight.
 
Turn on ice cream maker, pour mixture into frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened (about 15-20 min).  Ice cream will have soft creamy texture if you like a firmer consistency, transfer ice cream into air tight container and place in freezer.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Reducing pesticide exposure in foods

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, explains the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure.   Read more about The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ , from the Environmental Working Group.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Foods that help fight inflammation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us how to protect our immune system by eating a variety of foods that help fight inflammation. 


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is. Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Tips for healthy grilling

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, offers lots of great tips for healthy summer grilling.    Read the story: Dietitians say summer grilling can offer healthy options in meat, produce
eatright.org 


‘Healthy Eats’ – “The Jungle Effect” shows how eating right improves health and mood

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDUpstate dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, introduces ‘Healthy Eats’, a new segment focusing on nutrition and ‘mindful eating’.  In this edition, Podolak shares one of her favorite books, “The Jungle Effect” by Daphne Miller, MD, and explains how it can help you eat right and improve your health and mood. The book suggests moving away from the standard American diet, and to look at ancestral recipes and traditions.  Read more: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME).

 


‘Healthy Eats’ – What is ‘mindful eating’?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, registered dietitian at Upstate University Hospital, describes the concept of ‘mindful eating’ – an awareness of hunger and fullness, eating triggers, how to recognizing the difference between physical and non-physical hungers and how to cope in a healthy way.  Read more about: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME)


The four pillars of wellness

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Kaushal B Nanavati, MDDr. Kaushal Nanavati, director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, reveals how lifestyle can improve your overall health and sense of peace by balancing mind, body, and spirit, and potentially prevent illness. With a focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and spirituality, learn how integrating some small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.

Four Pillars of Wellness: The New Language of Health In CNY


7/15/12 Farmers’ market now at two Upstate locations

Friday, July 13th, 2012

mccabe_bonnie_wentworth_karenUpstate Volunteer Services coordinator Karen Wentworth and community volunteer Bonnie McCabe announce a new location for Upstate’s weekly farmers’ market – Upstate University Hospital at Community General – which joins the original site located in the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital parking lot. Enjoy the bounty of the season – two locations on two different days – open to the public! A variety of local farmers and small businesses will be at the markets, bringing fresh local produce, baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts.  For a full listing of participating vendors, check us out on Facebook.


7/8/12 The benefits of organic vs. non-organic

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHDr. Donna Bacchi, chair of Upstate’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and registered dietitian Maria Erdman discuss the benefits of eating organic produce rather than the conventional kind.

Upstate expands farmer’s market to Community campus

Environmental Working Group



7/8/12 How her garden grows

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Krista ShermanUpstate respiratory therapist Kristina Sherman, an avid gardener, shares her passion and the benefits of growing her own organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers.

 

 



7/8/12 Canning basics to preserve summer’s bounty

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Nancy FasoldtRetired newspaper jounalist and avid travelor Nancy Fasoldt shares her knowledge of and enthusiasm for canning to preserve summer’s bounty.   She is also the creator of iCan 2012, a day-long series of short seminars aimed at sharing the basics, renewing old skills and engaging the good, pure food lover in all of us.