3 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Digestive System


We are full of bacteria — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Did you know our bodies actually use bacteria in our intestines for digestion and to process food into energy? In fact, these bacteria are essential for a healthy digestive system. New research suggests that a healthy digestive system, with diverse bacteria, may […]

3 Easy Summer Recipes for Kids


For this weekend’s unofficial kickoff to summer, we put together a few fun recipes to try with your kids. Summer doesn’t have to mean all-day snacking or unhealthy meals. There are so many fresh, in-season fruits and veggies that you can try with your kids to experience new tastes. Here are just a few fun, […]

That ‘healthy’ snack might not be as healthy as you think


Featuring: Kristen Gradney, MHA, RDN, LDN Eating healthy can be tough. It requires willpower, planning and, more than ever, vigilance. Even when we stick to choosing healthier foods, it’s easy to wind up eating foods that fail to move us closer to our health goals. Snack makers have gotten really good at promoting health benefits, […]

3 Rules to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving Meal


Thanksgiving is a time of year to reflect on life’s many blessings and is traditionally spent at the table sharing a delicious feast with family and friends. To make this day one to remember, follow these three simple rules to ensure a safe and healthy Thanksgiving meal. 1. Prep your turkey properly Turkeys can be […]

About Kathryn Fakier

Kathryn Fakier is a registered and licensed dietitian and manager of Clinical Nutrition at Our Lady of the Lake. She is also a Board Certified specialist in oncology nutrition.

Fourth of July Safe and Healthy Eating Guide


It’s probably not something that crosses your mind when thinking about the Fourth of July, but summertime picnics or barbecues offer plenty of opportunities for food-borne illnesses. Cases of food poisoning peak in the summer because the bacteria that cause these illnesses grow faster in the warm and humid weather. Try these tips to keep […]