Posts Tagged ‘Diet’

Tricks for Dealing with Halloween Treats

Does the thought of Halloween candy sitting around your house have you feeling a bit spooked? You can still enjoy this festive holiday while minimizing or even avoiding the sweet temptations. Here are some tricks for dealing with the treats: Wait until the day of Halloween before purchasing candy to pass out, or try waiting until the week of Halloween and keep the bags sealed and out of sight until the trick-or-treaters start arriving. Buy … Read More

5 steps to meal planning for busy lives

Now that school is back in session, life has shifted into high gear—rushing to work after dropping off the kids, hurrying to soccer practice, piano lessons, karate, etc. Do you find yourself at the drive-thru in the evening because you’re too exhausted to think about what to cook for dinner? Or do you start the week with good intentions, loading up on fruits and vegetables, only to have them go bad because you don’t know what to do … Read More

Eating well on the road

Planning on getting out of town this summer? Road trips are a great way to unwind, spend time with family, and see the gorgeous sights of the Pacific Northwest. Unless you’re careful, though, they’re also a great way to pack on a few extra pounds and derail your usual healthy diet choices. But it doesn’t have to be a losing battle. Before you hit the road, use the following tips to help make your next … Read More

The skinny on gluten-free diets

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. With the growing popularity of all things gluten-free, are you wondering if this diet might be right for you? I’m frequently asked by patients if a gluten-free diet will help with weight loss, digestive issues, or other ailments. Unless you have a gluten allergy or intolerance, the simple answer is no. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains — wheat, barley, and rye. People following a gluten-free diet avoid … Read More

Mediterranean diet for heart health

You may have read about a recent Spanish study (published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine) touting the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. There is certainly nothing new about the Mediterranean diet, but I am pleased to see that it’s currently garnering headlines. While not a “diet” in the weight-loss sense, the Mediterranean diet is more of a way of life, a plant-based eating pattern that … Read More

Eat right, your way, every day: National Nutrition Month

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. Some people celebrate the holidays in December, but dietitians tend to get excited about March—it’s National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” which, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website, “encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices.” So what does that mean for you? To me … Read More

How to eat produce in the winter

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. As we settle into winter here in the Pacific Northwest, a common complaint I hear from my patients is the lack of appealing fresh produce this time of year. Are you letting the gray, chilly days serve as an excuse not to eat your five-a-day? If so, keep reading! There are plenty of ways to boost your produce intake until spring arrives with its fresh crop of fruits & veggies. … Read More

Three tips for eating right in 2013

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. Editor’s note: This is the first in a short series of posts on resolutions. We selected resolutions to feature based on comments left by our Facebook fans in December. ‘Tis the season for making New Year’s resolutions—are you one of the millions of Americans resolving to lose weight or eat better in 2013? Generic resolutions without a game plan are much more likely to fall by the wayside before the … Read More

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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