On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating in the wonderful company of family and friends, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides: calories, turkey burnout and even food safety concerns. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Three million people in the U.S. are living with celiac disease, and even more suffer from an undiagnosed intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. With numbers like these, it’s likely that someone avoiding gluten may end up at your Thanksgiving dinner. We want to help you prepare delicious gluten-free dishes that will please both your gluten-free guests and everyone else at the table.

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Healthy and Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Grab your jackets, rake some leaves, fire up your forgotten fireplaces and throw these healthy crock-pot recipes into your slow cooker. It finally feels like fall! It's the perfect time for some warm, cozy and hearty (but still healthy) cooking.

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Intermittent Fasting: Is the latest hot dieting trend good for you?

While it might seem that everyone is talking about intermittent fasting, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. Let’s chew on some information about the time-restricted eating trend with the help of INTEGRIS registered dietitian Brent Wilson.

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Going Pumpkin Crazy!

In this On Your Health blog post, we’re covering pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, pumpkin nutrition and pumpkin recipes — in other words, it's all pumpkin, all the time here in OKC!

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Can Nutrition Influence Breast Cancer Risk?

Juli Johnson, an APRN at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, often gets asked if there are foods that lower the risk of breast cancer. Here is her answer.

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Eat a Little Healthier at the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair

As football jerseys appear and pumpkin spice scents fill the stores, it seems like every other commercial is for the Oklahoma State Fair. If you’re planning on attending this year, use this guide to eat a little healthier.

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Delicious and Healthy Ice Cream Substitute Recipes Made Easy

In the heat of an Oklahoma summer it’s understandable if your brain gets kidnapped by cravings for the cold, delicious taste of ice cream. It’s hard not to give in once you’ve started daydreaming about the creamy delight. Here are some healthier substitutes that are still refreshing and tasty.

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What is Macro Tracking and Does It Work?

Macro tracking, when done correctly, can be an effective alternative to restrictive dieting. While it may not be right for everyone, tracking your macronutrients can help you maintain a proper caloric intake for your goals and change your body composition without being restrictive or feeling sluggish and hungry.

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6 Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, but one thing is certain — starting your day with a healthy breakfast can improve digestion and energy levels throughout the entire day. Healthy eating habits are easier to keep when your meals taste good. That’s why we’ve included six healthier versions of your favorite breakfast foods.

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