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Category Archives: Nutrition

“Warm and Fuzzy” Chocolate

“Warm and Fuzzy” Chocolate Desert Cook 1 hr 30 mins ∙ Makes 20 ∙ Difficulty Easy INGREDIENTS 1 cup almonds 1 tbsp chili powder 1 cup shredded coconut 13 oz dark chocolate chips Cooking spray Sea salt DIRECTIONS 1. Set oven to 350 degrees 2. Add almonds to a baking tray line with parchment paper. 3. Lightly spray […]

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes Riesling-Peach Glazed Ham Ingredients 1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham 6-8 lb 1 cup Riesling wine 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 shallot finely chopped 1 18 oz jar peach preserves 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup stone-ground mustard Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line a shallow roasting pan with foil Place ham on the rack in roasting pan Put ovenproof meat thermometer […]

Measuring Your Success

Measuring Your Success The best way to know if you are accomplishing your goals is to start with a baseline and measure. As part of both our wellness program and the patients in my personalized health program with MDVIP, we measure weight, body composition and metabolic rate. Blood work is another way to measure your […]

Measuring for Your Diet

Measuring for Your Diet So let’s go back to the process of measuring and understanding what we eat. In order to start, we have to set a foundation. In order to find out the nutritional information for food, there are a few good websites you can go to, in addition to apps you can download […]

Which Diet is Best for Me?

Which Diet is Best for Me?   Which diet do I follow? Before we discuss which diet is right for you, let’s revisit the basic building blocks. Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy utilization in the body. Carbohydrates come in different forms, and each cause a different physiologic response within the body. Many plant […]

Nutrition Prescription

Nutrition Prescription “Let food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates For more than 60 years now we have known that what we eat can make a significant impact in our health for both good and bad. One of the earliest studies done on this showed a significant improvement in the survival […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin seeds from fresh pumpkin 2 teaspoons melted butter Salt and pepper to taste   Directions Heat oven to 350°F. Rinse pumpkin seeds; remove any pulp and fiber. Pat seeds dry with paper towels. Spread seeds in ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Toss with melted butter; stir […]

Top Science-Based Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Top Science-Based Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds Full of Valuable Nutrients a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving contains: Fiber: 1.7 grams Carbs: 5 grams Protein: 7 grams Fat: 13 grams (6 of which are omega-6s) Vitamin K: 18% of the RDI Phosphorus: 33% of the RDI Manganese: 42% of the RDI Magnesium: 37% of the RDI Iron: 23% of the RDI Zinc: 14% of the RDI Copper: 19% […]

MDVIP Nutrition Forum

Nutrition Talk Please RSVP and let us know which event you will be attending so we can plan accordingly.

Hydrate for Performance

Hydrating for Performance You should begin all workouts in a well-hydrated state and maintain hydration throughout your workout or competition.  By maintaining your hydration you can maximize performance, improve your ability to recover and minimize injury.  If you begin an event in a dehydrated state or become dehydrated while exercising you can have an increased […]