Tag Archives: holiday weight gain

Strawberries are a sign of Spring!

by Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator at Southwest Health Imagine a plump, succulent, beautiful red strawberry! Is your mouth watering? Strawberries are a delicious fruit – but did you know they are also VERY nutritious? First, here’s some strawberry facts that might shock you! Ninety percent of US households eat [read more]

Making breakthoughs every day

Southwest Health Family Physician Aditya Sukhwal, MD, MS, FAAFP has been awarded a grant of $4000 from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Badwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to positively impact community health by studying the impact of diet and exercise on patients with diabetes. With both the grant and the assistance of fourth year students from [read more]


By Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE -Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator at Southwest Health. What is that peeking out of the grass? Asparagus. Finally spring is here and the asparagus is sprouting. May is National Asparagus Month and it can be found along fence lines, in gardens, at farmers’ markets, and also in the [read more]

Bringing the Health of the Rockies to the Midwest

By Anna Svircev, DO, MPH Returning to my home state of Wisconsin after 15 years away has been exciting!  How wonderful to be closer to family and to experience a new community!  Seven of those 15 years away, I was practicing family medicine in Denver, Colorado.  Colorado ranks as the eighth healthiest state in the [read more]

A Healthy Holiday – Is it possible?

by Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE We are in the midst of the holiday season. Is your healthy lifestyle surviving? The average person struggles with a holiday weight gain of up to 2 pounds (Per New England Journal of Medicine). The unfortunate part of this seasonal weight gain is that it isn’t likely to disappear with the [read more]