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The scoop on gluten-free eating

{shared with permission from Essentia Health} Gluten-free has achieved “health halo” status. Celebrities tout their gluten-free diets as healthier and a survey found many Americans believe such a diet improves both physical and mental health. In 2014, Consumer Reports’ National Research Center surveyed more than 1,000 Americans and discovered 63 percent thought a gluten-free diet… Read More The scoop on gluten-free eating

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Feed your brain by making better food choices

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. For decades, we’ve heard how to take care of our hearts. Eat healthier. Stay active. Control blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol. We’ve heard little about how to keep our brains sharp as we age. The science of nutrition and brain function is relatively… Read More Feed your brain by making better food choices

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A Dietitian’s advice on ways to make your favorite recipes Healthier

**shared with permission from Essential Health Press Release   Make your recipes healthier with a few easy steps The Holidays mean many of us plan to do more cooking at home. Cooking from scratch gives us the opportunity to Make Recipes Healthier that still taste great. Denise Cleveland, registered and licensed dietitian and Director of… Read More A Dietitian’s advice on ways to make your favorite recipes Healthier

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Tips for avoiding a cold this winter | Advice from Essentia Health

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd Note from Becky: As I type this, half of my household is battling runny noses and hacking coughs. Being sick is the pits and exceptionally so around the holidays. Here are some Tips for avoiding a cold this winter from the peeps that are in-the-know at Essentia Health… Read More Tips for avoiding a cold this winter | Advice from Essentia Health

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Discarding unwanted prescriptions | New service at #Essentia Health pharmacies

Essentia Health of Brainerd/Baxter wants to keep unused or expired drugs out of the wrong hands, out of the landfill, and out of our rivers and streams.  Now, anyone can safely and anonymously discard unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at any Essentia Health retail pharmacy with the addition of big, bright blue drop-off boxes. “Currently,… Read More Discarding unwanted prescriptions | New service at #Essentia Health pharmacies

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Delish Dish-Essentia Health’s Chicken Skewers Sizzle

By Shellie Cibuzar, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  On a summer day, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are one of my mouth-watering favorites. Grilling often focuses on meats, especially beef and pork. Opting for chicken or turkey instead gives you a meal that’s lower in fat and calories,… Read More Delish Dish-Essentia Health’s Chicken Skewers Sizzle