Author Archives: Carlon Colker MD

All Hale Kale!

Kale is a super-nutritious and ultra-delicious type of cabbage which, in its leafy-green form, looks more like an exotic type of lettuce. Enjoyed extensively by the ancient Greeks and Romans, kale is widely known in nutrition circles as richly packed … Continue reading

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Holiday Heft Help from Carlon Colker, MD

Holiday food season is upon us, and the nightmare of the heft it leaves behind looms. But there are some key things that you can do to minimize the caloric damage and avoid a post-holiday horror. The first step involves … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Fruit: Tomatoes

With great flavor, stunning variety, amazing cooking versatility, and some cutting-edge health benefits, the tomato fruit (yes, I said “fruit”) still reigns supreme as the star of the produce aisle. Often confused for vegetables because of our tendency to put … Continue reading

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Go Fish! The Scoop on Mercury, and Why Fish is a Good Choice

I love eating fish. Of course you probably wouldn’t know that given all the flack I took  for pulling Jeremy Piven from his smash hit David Mamet Broadway play “Speed the Plow”. Piven was under my care for fatigue and difficulty … Continue reading

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7 Grill-Smart Strategies, Plus Recipes!

With these grilling strategies, you can have a quick and healthy meal every day of the week! A tong and brush will be your best companions. However, a fork can become useful when testing to see if your fish is … Continue reading

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Light & Healthy Grilling Tips!

Spring and summer can only mean one thing for food and cooking enthusiasts: Grilling! However, you shouldn’t always limit your grilling choices to the typical heavy options: burgers, steaks, and ribs are great, but represent only a sampling of the … Continue reading

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Fat-Burning Food!

If you find yourself struggling to maintain a healthy weight or simply looking to lose those last few pounds, it might be time to consider adding some specific functional foods to your diet. Although very different in taste, shape, and … Continue reading

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Cream of the Crop: Canary Melons

If you enjoy freshly chopped fruit salad, you are most likely familiar with the aromatic and juicy flavors of cantaloupe or honeydew melon. However, it’s time to bring awareness to a lesser known member of the melon family that supplies … Continue reading

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Top 10 Energy-Boosting Fitness Tips

Have you been dragging yourself through each day? If you follow these simple 10 tips, you’ll feel invigorated, ready to seize every moment: Start the day with a substantial breakfast to fuel your day, including complete proteins (e.g., eggs, yogurt, … Continue reading

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Top 3 Energy-Boosting Foods

Feel sluggish? Need to put some spring in your step? Look no further than what you put into your shopping cart. These three foods can help power you through your day. COCONUT WATER Found in green coconuts, coconut water is … Continue reading

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