By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Potassium is an essential mineral for our bodies, but many of us are not getting enough in the foods we eat. Potassium is important for our bodies to digest food efficiently and help avoid constipation. It helps build strong muscles and makes them properly relax… Read More Essentia Health Smarts | Pump up your potassium!
Health Benefits of a Colorful Diet Professional chefs will tell you there’s a visual element to food, and they work on their presentation as much as the food’s flavor. Given this human tendency, it’s interesting that some of nature’s most visually appealing foods are also the healthiest. However, in our modern culture of artificially-colored foods,… Read More Tell Fat to Fork Off-Adding a Rainbow of Color to your Diet
Essentia Health and Brainerd Lakes Area Dental Offices are Working together for solutions to emergency dental care. The Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center can now offer patients with emergency dental problems more than antibiotics and pain medications. Patients can also get a referral to a local dentist to treat the underlying problem.… Read More Dental pain ruining your weekend? Essentia Health to partner with area Dentists for pain relief
Guest Post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. The onion is a hardy vegetable that can be planted right now. It does well in cool climates and can be planted five to six weeks before the final spring frost date, which is early June here in the Northland. You can plant… Read More No Need to Cry-Let’s Celebrate the Onion