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Charleston Cares Blog aims to bring you weekly health tips, heart-friendly recipes, and daily living news. You can find us at www.bifmc.org or follow updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tag us using #CharlestonCares or #HIPchs!

 

Are All Processed Foods Bad? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Are all processed foods bad? There are thousands of processed foods in the grocery store to choose from. They are …

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Top 10 Best Health & Wellness Podcasts: UPDATED

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Sometimes it’s easier to slip in a little self motivation during your morning commute (and often critical to prepare during that long road trip to a family holiday gathering!). For any occasion, we bring you a compiled collection of the best and most recent health, wellness, and fitness podcasts that will put you into the …

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Nutrition For All: Interview with BIFMC Dietitian, Joanne Gallivan

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
Nutrition is critical to a primary care setting. BIFMC’s Resident Dietitian – Nutritionist, Joanne Gallivan, shares her tips on employing the first line of defense when it comes to your health- by taking control of your eating habits. What prompted you to volunteer at BIFMC? I found out about BIFMC from other health professionals who …

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I [Heart] Recipes: Sweet ‘N Savory Sweet Potato Fries

Categories: Blog, I [heart] Recipes
Know your potatoes! Compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index and provide plenty of vitamin A to support eye health. Fiber found in this root vegetable also helps with blood glucose control and weight management, while the potassium helps control blood pressure. Rooting For Your Health: What makes a root vegetable? Well, …

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