Digestive Health

All diets rich in vegetables are not created equal. Sure, you can make the commitment to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, but a plant-based diet can be as simple as having a meatless meal once or twice a week according to Atlantic Health System nutritionists. If that still seems daunting, try preparing dishes with a smaller piece of beef or pork and larger portions of leafy greens. Experiment with different methods of cooking, such as grilling or roasting, to enhance texture and unlock flavors in fruits and vegetables you once thought unappealing. Read more and find a healthy quesadilla recipe >

Digestive Health Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

New Vitality: Fresh from the Garden – Summer Produce
Take a guided tour of a grocery store with a registered dietitian, who will explain which produce is in season for the summer and inspiring ways to prepare it.
Thursday, August 15; 10:00 to 11:00am
ShopRite of Union, 2401D US Highway, 22 West, Union, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

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FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Fecal transplants -- transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome" -- is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills.

But on Thursday federal health officials announced that a patient died after such a procedure, highlighting the potential for severe infections linked to fecal transplants.

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