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Arizona chef Jason Wyrick

Chef Jason Wyrick Says Veganism Cured His Diabetes & Career

For many Americans living with diabetes, connecting the dots between diet and overall health becomes a routine part of their everyday lives. Diabetes affects a person’s weight, blood sugar and even oral health. What you eat each day affects every part of your body, from your eyes to your mouth. But deciding to make dietary […]

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cheesy chicken broccoli casserole

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This tasty, quick-to-prepare comfort food is as easy as it is cheesy. The calcium and phosphates in the cheese help put minerals back in your teeth and rebuild enamel. And the fiber-rich broccoli is full of vitamin C to strengthen your gums by supporting collagen production.  Coming up with weekly dinner ideas that are delicious […]

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Caterer Jennifer Johnson of Witnessing Nature in Food stands behind plates of prepared salads

Arizona Caterer Cooks Healthy Meals That Nourish Mouth & Body

Jennifer Johnson has been a healthy chef for over 20 years, but she also spent more than 30 years with a another “c” word hanging over her head, and that word was “corporate.” As in, corporate America. “I didn’t think I’d ever own a catering company,” said Johnson. “I went to engineering school and have […]

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Chef Lee Hillson of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa

T. Cook’s Lee Hillson Dishes on Culinary Influences, Healthy Eating

When I called to talk with Lee Hillson, executive chef at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix for the Food for Thought series, the first words out of his mouth were, “How are you?” His question wasn’t said with formality or feigned interest. It was genuine and honest. It was obvious that […]

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aerial view of sliced pineapples and pina colada cocktails

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

Enjoy this refreshing piña colada smoothie as a quick breakfast or sip it leisurely on the patio. You’ll have a hard time believing a drink this tasty is also healthy and filling. This tropical treat is packed with vitamin C, calcium and potassium to help strengthen teeth and keep gums healthy.  Ingredients ½ medium ripe […]

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Food for Thought: Is Milk Good For Your Teeth?

Cheese and ice cream aren’t just delicious, they’re actually great for your teeth. That’s because dairy foods contain a key nutrient called calcium which helps your teeth grow strong and healthy. For this installment of Food for Thought, we talked with Terri Verason, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council […]

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sliced chicken breast with dry rub marinade

Easy Grilled Chicken with Homemade Dry Rub

This perfect blend of spices adds a new level of flavor to juicy grilled chicken breasts. The grilled chicken breast is rich in protein and phosphorus for strong teeth. And, unlike barbecue sauces, the dry rub recipe for chicken enhances the taste without adding cavity-causing sugar.  Ingredients:    1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon ground […]

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Linda Hopkins’ Harmony Boards Bring a Dose of Calm and Creativity to our Hectic World

If the “Queen of Cheese” were a real title, we’d have to bestow it upon Linda Hopkins, co-owner and founder of the Scottsdale-based cheese and charcuterie delivery business, Harmony Boards. Using only the highest quality meats, cheeses, fruits and seasonal vegetables, Linda takes already delicious ingredients and pairs them in a way that transforms a […]

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Jennifer Caraway’s ‘Joy Bus’ Brings Nutritious Meals to Cancer Patients

Have you ever met somebody with a zest for life so infectious that you can feel your own heart racing as you talk to them? Somebody with a passion so strong you become swept up in the momentum of their cause? Somebody that’s adding real joy to the world through their commitment to the community? […]

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Food for Thought: The Case for a Local, Farm-Fresh Diet

Oral health is health. That’s a phrase that we repeat often at Delta Dental of Arizona because it’s true. Toothbrushing, exercising and eating right, they all affect our overall health. That’s why we’re kicking off a new blog series, Food for Thought, where we sit down with local chefs and foodies around the Valley to […]

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