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Stay Cool & Healthy this Fourth of July

July 1st, 2017 by: Jennifer Hughes

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Eating for Health

July 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Frozen fruits and vegetables pack a nutritional punch.

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Pick-Me-Up

June 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

A recent study ranks New Orleans in the top five cities for coffee cities.

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Get Cookin’

March 28th, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Expand your kitchen skills with SoFAB’s new spring cooking classes.

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Eat Your Greens!

March 2nd, 2017 by: Jennifer Hughes

Here at LiveWell LA we have a passion for eating well.

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Tracking Heart Health

February 1st, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

A new health monitor provides accurate EKG readings from a user's mobile device.

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Spice It Up!

January 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

A new book inspires cooks to try bold new flavor combinations and to create custom spice blends.

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Cooking with Salt

January 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

Different types of salt can elevate your dishes from plain to extraordinary.

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Nibbles and Nosh

December 9th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Charcuterie heaven is just a lunch away.

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Louisiana Love

November 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new subscription-based service delivers a little bit of the Pelican State straight to your front door.

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Farm to Table

November 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

The Crescent City Farmers Market has a new Saturday location.

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Go for the Greens

October 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Healthy food options have sprouted on Metairie Road.

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Eating for Health

October 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Learn how to address health issues through culinary medicine and dietary practices.

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Cool Coffee Spots

September 1st, 2016 by: Tara Rozenkranz

These local coffee shops offer some of the best specialty javas served cold.

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Bone Health

August 3rd, 2016 by: Julie Fortenberry

Good nutrition is critical in osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

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Cherry on Top

July 11th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Get your hands on a brand new variety of oh-so-sweet cherries.

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Eat Well, Live Well

June 6th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new service delivers organic produce right to your doorstep!

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Eating Clean

May 5th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Dryades Public Market celebrates its grand opening in the historic Myrtle Banks Building

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Louisiana Seafood

May 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

The American Seafood Coast Guard takes a stand for domestic seafood with a new initiative to educate consumers.

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Watching Your Salt

April 1st, 2016 by: Thanh, Nguyen, M.D.,Touro Infirmary Hospital

Managing your salt intake is critical for cardiovascular and kidney health.

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Bistro MD

February 29th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Save time and lose weight with a healthy meal delivery program developed by a doctor.

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Sweet Season

February 1st, 2016 by: Julie Fortenberry

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we know candy consumption is inevitable, but, please, take it easy on the sugar.

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Secrets to Success

January 1st, 2016 by: Julie Fortenberry

Try these seven simple health tips in the New Year.

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Have Yourself a Healthy Little Christmas

December 3rd, 2015 by: Valerie Burton, RN

Manage your diabetes during the holidays.

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Kids Unite

December 1st, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

A new wearable-for-good band gets kids active — all while helping malnourished children around the world.

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Eventful Eating

December 1st, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Use these tips to navigate temptation through the holidays.

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Love Your Heart

November 3rd, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Manage your cholesterol levels for optimal heart health.

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MegaCharge Your Metabolism

November 3rd, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Fine-tune the way your body processes calories.

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Dietary Fat

October 1st, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Is it Good or Bad?

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A Little Local Love

September 9th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Locally Preserved is on a mission to preserve what is grown locally — and take it national.

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Planning Ahead

September 9th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Prenatal vitamins go a long way in providing benefits for both Mom and baby.

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Quick Tips for Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

September 9th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Making smart food choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Perfect Pasta

August 19th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Sundays are for family meals!

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Pumping Iron

August 17th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

While everyone can benefit from wholesome nutrition, some foods may offer extra benefits to men. Shop for these items and know you’re giving your body what it needs to live well!

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Meals from the Heart Cafe

June 1st, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

In a city that’s known for its overabundance of fried foods and butter-laden meals, it’s a welcome respite to come across a healthy little restaurant that offers organic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and raw foods.

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Navigating the Vitamin Aisle

May 29th, 2015 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

We’ve all been there before, standing in the vitamin aisle at the grocery or drug store overwhelmed by the hundreds of options that line the shelves.

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SMART Seafood

May 29th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Fish and shellfish are an integral part of your healthy diet — but not all types of seafood are 100 percent beneficial. Here, discover the best seafood for both you and the environment.

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SuperFoods for Men

May 14th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

While everyone can benefit from wholesome nutrition, some foods may offer extra benefits to men. Guys: Find these items in the aisles, and know you’re giving your body what it needs to live well!

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CARMO

April 5th, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Support sustainability, while enjoying delicious dishes.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

April 5th, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Grow Dat Youth Farm raises a new crop of New Orleans leaders.

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Better Together

March 2nd, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

The New Orleans Food Co-op offers a bounty of healthy food.

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Morning Motivation: Green Shakes

March 2nd, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Replace your daily coffee with a different kind of blend.

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Your Baby, Your Body

January 7th, 2015 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

Dr. Arelis Figueroa, a Touro Infirmary obstetrician and gynecologist, supports her patients through pregnancy and beyond, helping new moms establish healthy practices that benefit their families. A native of Puerto Rico, she speaks Spanish and English, working with patients whose language barriers might have otherwise kept them from getting care.

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Bite-Size Improvements

January 7th, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Five little steps can put you on a path to better nutrition.

Reflux Redux

December 18th, 2014 by: Dr.Vivek Huilgol

Get a handle on holiday eating with expert tips from a gastroenterologist at Touro.

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Eventful Eating

December 4th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Use these tips to navigate temptation through the holidays.

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Way to Grow

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

A local entrepreneur gets his hands dirty.

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Vegan Vision

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Discover Bhava — a tasty treasure in the Bywater.

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Tea Time!

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Big Easy ‘Bucha invites you to drink up.

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Look Good, Feel Better

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

TRAINER JEAN KOTTEMANN IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE.

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Protein Power

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Here’s what you need to know about the popular Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.

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Finding New Ways to Deal with Diabetes

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Find new ways to overcome the difficulties of this disease.

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Breast Cancer Basics: What You Need to Know

October 13th, 2014 by: Jennifer Hughes

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.

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Eat to Treat Diabetes

September 12th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Find fresh ways to get the low-glycemic foods you need.

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Producing Results

September 12th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

This urban-growth destination supports local farming and healthy eating.

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT: LiveWell Louisiana is one year old!

September 5th, 2014 by: Liana Patch

Last September, LiveWell Louisiana launched a movement to help Louisianans learn how to eat healthy and get fit.

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Made with Love

August 25th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Try vegetarian fare cooked with care.

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Juice for Joy

August 11th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Drink to your health!

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Vegan Vitality

August 4th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Natural Bodybuilder Ivan Blazquez packs a punch.

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Better Butters

July 24th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

More omega-3s, please.

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Food For All

June 25th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Cooking Matters, a nutrition and cooking-education program offered by Second Harvest Food Bank, offers low-income families and individuals the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy meals.

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Sprouting Up

June 16th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

New Orleans' vegan food options are growing.

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Belly Busters

June 5th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Six simple tips will help you pack in that paunch.

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Local Mom and Wellness Expert Shares How She Stays Healthy

May 12th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Jessica Blanchard is a yoga teacher, registered dietitian and longtime practitioner of Ayurveda, an ancient system of alternative medicine. She’s also a new mom — and she knows it can sometimes seem impossible to balance motherhood with perfect nutrition and fitness.

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Slash the Salt and Savor the Flavor

April 14th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Sodium is a naturally occurring mineral. Because it is highly reactive in its pure form, it is always found in compounds with other minerals: For example, sodium combines with chloride to form sodium chloride, also known as table salt.

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Built to Last

March 31st, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Fitness has been a lifelong focus for bodybuilder and trainer, Kash Guidry.

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Lousiana Seafood Season

March 21st, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Take advantage of local seafood and get all the omega-3s you need.

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Take It Easy on the Sugar

February 7th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Excessive sugar (real, natural or fake) in our diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living.

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Set yourself up for success this year with seven simple practices

December 30th, 2013 by: Julie Fortenberry

Being born healthy is a blessing, but maintaining that health is a matter that takes constant supervision.

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Tips for Shopping Food Smart During the Holiday Season

December 1st, 2013 by: Julie Fortenberry

Though most of us can handle a grocery store trip on autopilot, for others, it can be a source of anxiety. Our Touro dietitian, Julie Fortenberry, shares her top tips to make the process a little less daunting.

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Create Your Plate: Diabetes Nutrition

December 1st, 2013 by: American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/create-your-plate/

Often, when people are diagnosed with diabetes, they don't know where to begin. One way is to change the amount of food you are already eating. Focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegetables and having smaller portions of starchy foods and meats.

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Slim Down at the Supermarket

November 4th, 2013 by: Julie Fortenberry

Rethinking the foods you buy can help you lose weight. Healthy eating starts in the grocery store, so try to avoid bringing the tempting foods home with you.

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Host a Healthy Thanksgiving

October 28th, 2013 by: Winn-Dixie

Thanksgiving is a day for family, friends and food. If you’re focusing on eating healthy, you don’t have to skip the best meal of the year!

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Guilty or Not Guilty?

September 25th, 2013 by: Julie Fortenberry

So, you cheated on your healthy meal plan, and now you’re wondering if you should call it quits. The answer is NO!

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Gut Bacteria Diversity Linked With Weight, Study Suggests

September 5th, 2013 by: Amanda L. Chan at The Huffington Post

The number of bacteria in your gut - as well as the diversity of said bacteria - could be tied to your weight, according to a new study.

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When Food is a Headache

September 4th, 2013 by: Diana Cullum-Dugan at Environmental Nutrition

If you suffer from migraines, some of the foods you eat may be triggers.

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7 Foods You Never Knew Contained Gluten

September 2nd, 2013 by: Sarah Klein at The Huffington Post

If you have celiac disease - or another condition that requires avoiding gluten - you probably got the basics down pretty quickly.

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12 Fitness Apps That Actually Work

August 31st, 2013 by: Lauren Caster at Wellness Today

Finding a fitness app that lives up to its promises of getting you a bikini bod or washboard abs in 30 days is next to impossible