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WRITTEN BY DR. STEVE CHANEY ON FEBRUARY 4, 2014. THE LATEST ON DIET AND HEART HEALTH AUTHOR: DR. STEPHEN CHANEY In a previous “Health Tips From the Professor” I talked about how difficult it has been to prove that statins significantly reduce the risk of heart attack or cardiovascular deaths in a low risk population group. Now let’s […]

3 Tips for Perfect Whipped Coconut Cream (great alternative to dairy)


If you LOVE whipped cream but would like an alternative to dairy, you may want to try coconut whipped cream!  It has the same creamy, delicious texture as traditional whipped cream and it’s DAIRY-FREE!  My first attempt at making it did not go so well, so I’d like to share 3 tips for making beautiful […]

Do You Lie Awake Staring at the Ceiling?


Are you one of the millions of Americans who needs sleep medication most nights? Would you like to know howto fight insomnia naturally? In today’s issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” I turn to fitness and sports medicine expert Dr. Pierre Dubois for 10 simple tips that can have you sleeping like a baby. […]

Arugula Salad with Asparagus & Shaved Parmesan


One of my favorite salads is the Arugula Salad at California Pizza Kitchen.  It’s so simple and the combination of flavors are amazing.  I’ve created my own version of this salad using a balsamic vinaigrette and I LOVE the results!  Adjust the ingredients and add what you prefer to make it your own. Ingredients Balsamic Vinaigrette […]

Chia Pudding – My New Obsession

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We’ve been hearing a lot about chia seeds lately…you know, the ones that grow into plants on “chia pets”. These seeds are actually packed with health benefits. I recently spotted a new product in the dairy section of Whole Foods, “Chia Pods”.  I tried all 3 flavors, mango, blueberry and banana, and the only one […]

Apple & Toasted Walnut Salad w/ Dijon/Maple Dressing

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I LOVE this salad so much that I make it almost every week! It’s a great way to get your greens and it’s so simple to throw together quickly using whatever you have on hand.  The sweet-sour flavor combination of the maple syrup and the vinegar is delicious and can be adjusted to suit your […]

Is Acid Reflux Caused By Too Much or Too Little Stomach Acid?


As we age, the vast majority of us will need MORE stomach acid, not less.  I remember hearing a gastroenterologist say that acid reflux can result from both too much or too little hydrochloric acid (HCl). It was hard to believe after having been bombarded with drug commercials constantly saying we have too much acid […]

Clues From Nature That Look A Lot Like Body Parts


I’ve always been amazed by the intricacies of the human body and its ability to heal itself when provided with adequate nutrients.  Many foods seem to look like the body parts that they may in fact be good for.  Whether you believe this is by design or just coincidence, it’s certainly interesting to think about. […]

Packing a Healthy School Lunch


This morning when I went to pack my daughter’s lunch for school, I found a few surprises that were purchased when my husband and daughter went to the grocery store last night.  I took a deep breath since I’ve only been talking about healthy choices for a lifetime and clearly things looked very different.  You’d […]

Health Tips From The Professor: How Tall Is Too Tall?

Every once in a while you see a headline that makes you do a double take – one that makes you say “Did I just see what I thought I saw?” This headline was like that. It said “Taller Women May Have a Greater Risk of Cancer”. You may not have seen the headline. It […]