Athena Care sets mid-November Knoxville opening

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Athena Care will celebrate the grand opening of its new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony coordinated with the Knoxville Chamber on Tuesday, November 14, at 4:30 p m. The new clinic is located at 10133 Sherrill Blvd. Suite 220 in west Knoxville.

Founded 22 years ago by Charles Ihrig Ph.D., Athena Care is opening new clinics across the state. Athena Care provides comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents. and adults.

Athena Care’s team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurse practitioners who provide diagnostic assessment, medical services including prescribing of medication when appropriate, and psychotherapy services.

Here’s why you should eat your vegetables first

A strategy known as ‘meal sequencing’ runs counter to the way people often eat and suggests that the order in which you eat your food can affect blood sugar levels and satiety.

Anahad O’Connor

Writing in the Eating Lab of The Washington Post on Oct. 3, Anahad O’Connor recommends eating fiber-rich vegetables, protein or fat at the start of a meal and then eating refined carbohydrates like rice, bread or pasta last. Studies show such sequencing can improve blood sugar levels and stimulate higher levels of hormones that promote fullness and satiety.

The article includes several recipes and detailed information on the research. Tips include eating nuts, especially almonds, first. Then a salad. Avoid “naked carbs,” such as potato chips, mashed potatoes or white bread.

The Eating Lab may be behind a paywall, but it’s worth checking.

Sandra Clark is editor/CEO of Knox TN Today Inc.


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