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Friday recipe: Tuscan white bean and kale soup

The DMU wellness program staff are always offering information and incentives to get us to move more, eat more healthfully, reduce stress and have more fun. From the four-week Bone Builders Initiative they launched this week (tomorrow is World Osteoporosis Awareness Day, after all) to new work-out classes and equipment in the wellness center to […]

— Barb Boose

Opportunities abound in podiatric medicine

DMU podiatric medical students Ali Binder and Amy Kruger recently shared with me the latest edition of “Footnotes,” the representative newsletter for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS). The newsletter’s goal is to provide students with information about the University, club activities, reviews of restaurants, shops and movies, and to develop an overall […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: curry chicken soup and vegetables

Like many people, my friend Cecelia is working to reduce her consumption of carbohydrates while maintaining a tasty diet. She shared this recipe from naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner, author of the book, The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite, and Banish Belly Fat (Rodale, 2012). The phrase “banish […]

— Barb Boose

Halt the salt

It’s little surprise that we consume too much salt. Sadly, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that our kids are, too: American youth between the ages of 8 and 18 are eating, on average, 3,387 milligrams per day – about the same amount […]

— Barb Boose

How do you motivate good behavior?

I had a ton of fun writing in the spring issue of DMU Magazine about the healthy cooking class co-taught in our Wellness Center kitchen by David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition, and Joy Schiller, M.S., CHES, director of DMU’s wellness program (with frequent “guest demonstrations” by other faculty). While the course feels […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: tempeh cheeseburgers

L.V. Anderson, Slate assistant editor who edits its food and drink sections, has some definite ideas about food – often, as the title of Slate’s culture blog Brow Beat’s recipe column implies, “You’re Doing It Wrong,” that we’re preparing it incorrectly. In a recent post she sets us straight on preparing the perfect veggie burger. […]

— Barb Boose

They got spirit, yes they do

Early in August, Annie Losinske and Sarah Barnett, members of the DMU Physician Assistant Class of 2014, realized last week was going to be a tough one for the class, with two big exams on the schedule. Capping off the week was Saturday’s White Coat Ceremony, a special event in which students in DMU’s clinical […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: party pork

If you peruse our Friday recipes with any regularity, you know I lean toward healthy and tasty, with big emphasis on the latter. If it doesn’t taste good, don’t bother, I say. And as I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve learned great flavor and good nutrition can be best friends on your plate. Oh, but […]

— Barb Boose

Of coronets and clown suits

Even though its name and location have changed since it was founded in 1898, Des Moines University has a long and distinguished history of preparing future health care providers and leaders with a focus on patient-focused care and whole-body wellness. But did you know that the University once sported men’s and women’s basketball teams, a […]

— Barb Boose