Legumes: The Pulse of Nutrition Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Pulses are the dried seeds of legume plants and include beans, lentils, and peas. This group of foods has incredible health promoting properties to help prevent, manage, and reverse diseases, so we can consider them as the pulse of nutrition. To make things even better, pulses are inexpensive and have been a staple of the diets of many cultures around the world. This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources. Click on the [...]
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Sugar and Health Is There A Sweet Spot? Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM We are born naturally inclined to like sweet foods. The food industry has picked up on that and flooded our surroundings with products loaded with sugar. But what is the impact of habitual intake of sugary foods on our health? Are all sugars harmful? Does the Bible have anything to say about that? Is it possible to design a healthy dessert? What are the healthiest replacements for sugar? This article is part of [...]
Gardening for Better Health My Journey Through the years, God has placed me in professional health environments and called me to make better lifestyle changes. While I haven’t always made changes readily, it has been a worthwhile journey. Join us next week as I share my personal health journey, my love of gardening and how well the two work together. Let us know what you thought of the presentation by completing the online feedback form. Give Feedback Meet Our Presenter Philip Riley Philip Riley graduated from Washington Adventist University [...]
Granola By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Inspired by the Total Vegetarian Cookbook by Barbara Watson. Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 30 min 2 hours 2 ½ hours 30 Ingredients Instructions Heat dates and water in a saucepan until dates are soft. Place in a blender with honey, cashews, vanilla, maple syrup, molasses, and salt. Blend until smooth. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and pour in the blended mixture. Mix well, using your hands [...]
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 30 6 Ingredients Instructions Stir together ½ cup warm water with honey or maple syrup. Stir in the yeast and let stand for 10 minutes until foamy. In a bowl, combine the flours, garlic, basil, and salt and mix well. Add in remaining water, oil, and yeast mixture to form the dough. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Place in a greased [...]
Plant-based Mozzarella Cheese By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Adapted from chefchloe.com Print Recipe Ingredients Instructions In a blender, combine the soaked nuts and water. Blend on high for about 2 minutes until very smooth. Add lemon juice, salt, garlic, and onion powder and blend for a few seconds. Place mix in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Stir the cornstarch or arrowroot into a small amount of cold water. Slowly pour into the boiling mix, lower heat, and continue stirring [...]
The Many Faces of Fat Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Fat has been a macronutrient surrounded by controversy. Some say minimize it at all costs, some say a high fat diet – aka a ketogenic diet – is the best solution for weight loss, diabetes, and other maladies. How do we sort through the scientific studies to find a balanced approach on this topic that will promote health to our bodies and bring glory to God? This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club [...]
Alzheimer’s Disease Dispelling the Myths In this presentation we will focus on: The historical perspective of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in minority populations. Myths versus Truth! The disproportionately higher incidence of AD in the African American population and “why.” Is it simple forgetfulness or cognitive impairment? What’s the difference? What’s happening with the brain as neurons suffer with buildup of plaque? Understanding and responding to Dementia related behaviors: helpful tips for caregivers. After the diagnosis then what? A legal perspective, through the journey. The role of the nurse, community, and church from a social perspective. [...]
The Truth About Proteins Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Protein is a nutrient that receives a lot of attention and the food industry loves to highlight it in their products, but do we really need to eat a lot of it for good health? We’ll discuss the scientific evidence on how much protein we should be getting at different stages of life, what are the healthiest sources of protein, and how to ensure protein adequacy when eating a plant-based diet. This article is part of the [...]
Dietary Guidelines for Americans Are They Worth the Trouble? Every five years the United States releases Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the purpose of promoting health and preventing disease. But is there value in this process? Don’t we already know enough about nutrition? In this webinar we will learn about the process involved, what the Guidelines mean, and how they can be beneficial for ministry. Meet Our Presenters Dr. Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH Joan Sabaté MD, DrPH, is a Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Loma Linda University School of [...]