Skinny Guacamole

This delicious guacamole recipe replaces half the amount of high-calorie avocado in a traditional guacamole recipe with a stealth, low-calorie vegetable—zucchini—to cut 100 calories and 6 grams of fat so we can eat more guacamole with fewer calories. We use the microwave to cook the zucchini until it's very tender, but you can steam it on the stovetop if you prefer.


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Southwestern Cheese Panini

Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy panini prettier than any grilled cheese you've ever seen. The small amount of Cheddar cheese in this sandwich goes a long way because it is shredded and sharp. Serve with a mixed salad and you've got a delightful lunch or light supper. If you happen to have a panini maker, go ahead and skip Step 3 and grill the panini according to the manufacturer's directions.


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Study Better Defines the Ties Between BMI and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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By Janet Tiberian
April 13, 2018

The connection between cardiovascular disease risk and obesity is not new. But a recent study has better defined that risk based on body mass index (BMI). 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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IBD Sufferers Have Higher Risk of a Heart Attack

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By Janet Tiberian
April 13, 2018

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a 23 percent higher chance of having a heart attack than patients with normal guts, according to a recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 2018 meeting.

IBD is an umbrella term for conditions that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. The most common types are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis disease. 


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Creamed Spinach

EatingWell's updated version of creamed spinach has a low-in-fat cream sauce that's rich with Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.


Ingredients 

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup minced shallot, or red onion

10 ounces fresh spinach, tough stems removed

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese


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Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus.


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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

Crisp pears are tossed with Cheddar cheese and pecans in this delicious salad. For an Italian twist, try a good Parmesan with some toasted pine nuts or to go British use crumbled Stilton and toasted walnuts.

 

Ingredients Try this Easy-to-Make Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

4 stalks celery, trimmed and cut in half crosswise


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Blood Pressure Reducing Diet Lowers Depression Risk

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By Janet Tiberian
April 5, 2018

Following the DASH diet seems to reduce your chances of developing depression, according to preliminary study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting. 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Study: Fish Oil Supplements Can Help Your Reduce Cardiac Risks

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By Louis B Malinow, MD , MDVIP
March 17, 2018

Supplementing with fish oil is now linked with lowering your risk of cardiac death, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. It’s only a moderate eight percent reduction, but I’ll take it.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and even try to get them into your diet. But not all omega-3 fatty acids are created equal.

Omega-3 fatty acids are divided into three categories – alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapetaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). 


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Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician that's been practicing in Baltimore for more than 20 years. He's board certified in Internal Medicine, a certified Hypertension Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland that specializes in both high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness.

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Kidney Stones

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By Janet Tiberian
March 17, 2018

If you’ve ever experienced a kidney stone, you know first-hand just how excruciating painful they can be. Despite being a largely preventable condition, kidney stones are quite common. Each year more than 3 million people visit their doctor or the emergency room seeking treatment for stones, according to Cleveland Clinic. 


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