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Staying Healthy: Nature vs. Medicine

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. To maintain your health, both physical and mental, spend time outdoors each day, enjoy the sunshine. You might be interested to know that being in the sun regulates our bodies, helping us to stay awake in the daytime and sleep during the night. This is called the circadian rhythm. Having some […]

My toddler will only eat ______

By Christina F. Toscano My toddler will only eat ______. Fill in the blank as you wish—macaroni and cheese, French fries, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, etc. This is one of the most common complaints I hear from parents with young children. Parents would rather make a special meal every time the family eats than worry […]

Making Doctor Appointments

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE It’s easier to go to an appointment than it is to make one. You think it has only been a year since you had a physical exam, but when you look back, you realize it has been two or maybe three years since your last one! Oh boy, how time […]

“Go Spiral”

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN If you have not ventured into the world of spiralizing, now is the time to start. Spiralizing is using a special kitchen tool which turns a variety of vegetables into noodle or ribbon shapes. There are many tools on the market, available to purchase online, or at your local retailer […]

The Health Benefits of Nuts

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Eating nuts can be a very healthy part of a heart-healthy diet. Nuts are very high in fats, but they are mostly made up of unsaturated fat, and nuts contain other beneficial substances such as antioxidants and fiber. Although nuts and cheeses are both high in fat and calories, […]

Making your protein complete

By Greg Zacarese Protein is important to build and repair tissue. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, hair, nails, and blood. Protein is found in many different foods, including meat, fish, milk, beans, nuts, and whole grains. Meat, […]

Let’s Cook at Home More often

By Dinah Torres Castro If you are concerned about the fat, sodium, or sugar in your food, then preparing food at home instead of eating out just may be the answer to good health for your family. Home-cooked food is usually lower in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar, and higher in good nutrients like fiber, […]

Teens and Depression – Part 2

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. We live in challenging and dangerous times. Consider the school shootings which occurred during the past few months. Incredibly, these murders were committed by teenagers, although nobody at the time was able to predict that those teens were in such states of crises that they literally exploded at their schools. […]

Why Water?

By Kristen DeLuca Water makes up approximately 75% of total body weight, and we absolutely and positively cannot live without it. This nutrient is extremely important in order to prevent electrolyte imbalances from dehydration (or over-hydration), to regulate body temperature, to inhibit gastrointestinal motility, and for many other bodily functions. On a cellular level, water […]

Pill Identifiers

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE Did you ever fill a prescription and come home from the pharmacy, open the bottle, and notice that the pill you have been taking does not look the same? Many pharmacies change drug manufacturers from time to time which can be confusing. To make sure that you are taking the […]

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