Diet & Nutrition
What we put into our body is vital to how we function on a daily basis. Paired with exercise, our diet should be balanced, full of vitamins and protein. A healthy diet can prevent obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular issues and heart problems.
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By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Food allergies, especially among children, are more common than you may think. According to the Food Allergy Research and Education Network, nearly 1 in every 13 children in the United States (approximately two in every classroom) has a food allergy. It is important to be aware of food allergies when sending your children to school, on play dates, or when participating in other group activities. Even if your own children do not suffer from food allergies, it is likely that a friend or classmate does. Dupage Medical Group Allergists share tips and recipes your kids will love that are allergy-safe.
There are few things in life that I enjoy more than finding a cool, shaded spot on a warm summer day to sit back with a good book. Reading is a perfect summer activity for the whole family - keeping adult minds stimulated, providing an escape and adventure for teens, and an opportunity for quiet downtime for younger children. I have put together my family's summer reading list filled with books about health, food and self-care. I hope you find a title or two that fills your summer with relaxation, knowledge and inspiration.
According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes each year. On top of that, nearly 84 million adults in the United States have what’s considered pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is classified as elevated blood sugar that is not quite high enough to be considered diabetic. Once diagnosed, it is important to take action to control blood sugar to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues.
The holidays are filled with friends, family, giving thanks and an abundance of food. DMG nutritionist's know it can be hard to make good food choices. Read our infographic for some healthy holiday recipes the whole family will love!
By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
By DMG Nutrition Services
If you’re looking for fun, healthy ways to spruce up your diet this fall, try adding some pumpkin to your diet. Pumpkins aren’t just for decoration; they are packed with vitamins and other nutrients that can provide some serious health benefits. Below are some of the biggest benefits from adding pumpkin to your diet.
By DMG Nutrition Services
Preparing to go back to school is a hectic time for most families. It can be a struggle to find new, healthy lunches your kids will enjoy. The dietitians at DuPage Medical Group want to take the guess work out of packing lunches this year.