Thankful

Dr. Andrew Smith is one of our doctors at Trinity Medical Associates. He runs our Maryville office and writes a monthly article for the local paper. We thought we would share it on the Wellness Doc blog as it is a timely reminder that our body is one of the many...

Taco Seasoning

Kristin Miller is joining us on the blog today … offering us a quick and natural alternative to packaged taco seasoning. Happy Cooking!! We have been making lots of dishes lately calling for “Taco Seasoning” I looked up the ingredients for the...

PUFAs

After a month off to take care of some very important VitalSigns tasks, I’m ready to complete the series on fats. Having attempted to clear up some negative myths about saturated fats and considering the virtues of monounsaturated fats, I now move to the third...

Reading Nutrition Labels

We have been filming videos for our new FABULOUS VITAL SIGNS LAUNCH PROGRAM VS Launch I recently filmed  “Reading Nutrition Labels” which seems simple enough but I learned SO much! I wanted to address the thing on the label that most of you probably look...

Low Carb Appetizers

Last weekend, I helped my mom prepare food for a bridesmaids’ luncheon for my sister. Showers, parties, weddings, and luncheons tend to be breeding grounds for high carb foods. I wanted to share two fabulous low carb appetizers that my mom prepared. I must be honest;...

Sweet Summertime

You never notice how many times your kids are offered sweets until you start to be intentionally mindful of it. Birthday parties. Last day of summer camp. Sunday school. ETC. We had 3 of those things last week. I had to make a decision if the answer would always be NO...

Barre Class

In addition to some nutrition changes at home, I have mixed up the exercise routine as well. If you are hitting a weight loss plateau, one of the first places to look is VARIETY in your food and exercise.   Thus, I present to you my NEW FAVORITE WORKOUT. BARRE 1 hour...

Why Did Popeye Love the Mediterranean Diet?

In the previous post, I attempted to bring some perspective to the Mediterranean diet. A discussion of this popular diet came up in the midst of profiling monounsaturated fats because of its copious use of olive oil which is 70% monounsaturated fat. (Oleic acid) So...

School Days

Somehow life becomes an emergency for many in less than 2 weeks. Or we think it does. Why? SCHOOL STARTS. To help prevent screaming, gnashing of teeth and the like in the mornings, we have implemented a few things  that may help that morning routine. Plan to: 1. Wear...