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The Cornerstone Blog

  • Theresa Rollet McWilliams

    Slow Cooked Chicken Tacos

    It’s that time of year, too much to do and so little time.  This recipe, adapted from the book  Nourishing Meals by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, is a tasty way to get dinner on the table in no time. All your preparation can be done ahead; it makes a big batch and can be adapted to everyone’s taste and nutritional requirements.

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  • Dr. Ben Connolly

    Demystifing Fats and Oils

    Many times I see a shocked look on patients’ faces when I tell them to eat more fat in the form of healthy oils. They are surprised that a Doctor is telling them to eat more fat when for years they have been told that fat is bad and everything low fat is good.  Thus I thought it was time to write a short post explaining why we need fat as well as explaining which oils are safe for cooking and which ones are not.

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  • Dr. Ben Connolly

    Gluten-free the Healthy Way

    Gluten-free eating isn’t new: people diagnosed with celiac disease have been eating without gluten for years. However, the surge in numbers choosing to eat gluten-free is significant. This may be due to people wanting to eat less wheat/grains – or because of symptoms that could indicate a gluten intolerance, e.g. bloating, indigestion, gas, unexplained rashes, weight gain or loss. And even if we’re not personally affected by these reactions, we may need to serve gluten-free alternatives to family and friends who are.

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  • Dr. Ben Connolly

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a recurrent seasonality disorder which normally occurs in the fall and winter months and then spontaneously remits in the spring and summer. During the winter months, patients suffering from SAD may have symptoms such as: depressed mood, extreme lethargy, increased sleep, depression worse in evenings as well as increased appetite, specifically for carbohydrates.

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  • Dr. Ben Connolly

    Garlic and its effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels

    Garlic has been known for quite some time to be good for the heart. Now a meta-analysis published January 2012 in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture  confirms that garlic is good for heart health.

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  • Dr. Ben Connolly

    Magnesium and Blood Pressure

    Magnesium and Blood Pressure. As today is Feb 29th, the last day of Heart Month, I thought it would be appropriate to bring to light a new study which came out February 8th, 2012 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This meta-analysis looked specifically at the effects Magnesium has on blood pressure.

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