Many of us have caught ourselves spending hours scrolling through our phones. There is no shortage of apps to download for our phones, from games to entertainment and even health. Why not put some of that scrolling to use? Here are free and helpful apps to download depending on your goals: Weight Management Losing Read More
Everyone is unique.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to your medical plan nor should their be for your nutrition plan. We understand that here at River Bend and that is why we offer an in-house wellness program for our patients. Providing you, our patient, with a unique approach to your health. Providing you with a full healthcare team of doctors, medical staff, and a nutritionist who will work together to help you achieve your goals.
Say you need help controlling your diabetes, want to lose weight, need accountability, or are simply interested in bettering your health and nutrition. Whatever it may be, our team will help you. Whether you go for a few months or a couple years, want to be seen biweekly or every three months, the choice is up to you. Some people do better with less supervision and some thrive with accountability. Your commitment is up to you.
Eat This not That So easy for all of us to get started with our New Years’ goals and begin to lose steam about a month in, but there’s no time for that! I wanted to create an easy to follow “Eat this not that” guide that you can use to develop some new meal/snack Read More
Easy, quick, and inexpensive. I often find myself trying to recall and suggest to patients different go-to-recipes I use in my kitchen. So to make things easier, I made a list of 5 of my favorite recipes. By no means are these “award-winning” recipes you will find on “Iron Chef” or “Chopped,” but they are Read More
Supplement of The Week GI Advanced Probiotic River Bend GI Advanced Probiotic is a must for anyone trying to maintain the integrity of their gut flora. Composed of a special freeze-dried strain of 10 billion non-GMO Saccharomyces boulardii isolated from Litchi fruits. Who Benefits? An easily irritable gut: Most likely due to years of Read More
Most often than not, we are on a budget. Eating healthier is commonly thought of being expensive. Refined carbohydrates like breads, pastas, and rices are generally cheaper than nutrient-dense vegetables, meats, nuts, and fruit. Same goes for organic, grass-fed, or pasture-raised products, the price tag may be daunting. So in that instant, a $7 meal Read More
In a rush? Stressed? Exhausted? We often turn to fast food for a quick bite. Hardly would I advise seeking out these fast food establishments, but here is an easy printable lists that you can take on the go. Eating out made easy and healthy, don’t let these meals impede with your goals. Its a Read More
Supplement of the Week Ferrochel Iron River Bend Ferrochel Iron is a true iron chelate from Albion Advanced Nutrition. Since the iron is in the chelated form it acts highly bioavailable and is more readily absorbed. Reducing common side effects of iron supplementation such as gastric distress or constipation, and decreased absorption of other nutrients. Read More
More than 90% of girls – 15 to 17 years – want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest. Discussing diet becomes a very delicate conversation as evident by the rates of increasing body image problems in the United States, among both boys and girls. Yet, Read More
The average American consumes an astounding 23 1/2 tsp of added sugar or 94 grams of sugar a day. How much is that? Well, the American Heart Association recommends us to consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar daily. Which, is already far too generous in my perspective. The average American should be Read More
Make your gut happy. Supplement of the Week Complete Daily Probiotic River Bend Complete Daily probiotic contains 20 billion live organisms per serving. Comprised of 5 acid tolerant, stable, and viable bacterial strains: Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Bifidobacterium longum. Featuring inulin: a prebiotic fiber shown to modulate gut microbiota. Fixing Read More
92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Installing bad habits through the holiday season with our food choices, portions, physical activity, and overall well-being will not make our New Years Resolution any easier. We are fascinated by the idea of enjoying ourselves during the holiday season with friends and family and once that clock ticks Read More
The Standard American Diet, or SAD diet, is dangerously abundant in refined and processed carbohydrates. Carbs are over consumed on a daily basis by Americans. Some willingly, but most without any acknowledgement. And, while portion control helps, it is only a small piece of the puzzle. What it comes down to is the food choices Read More