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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 […]

Sunshine All Year Long

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN Vitamin D is an important nutrient needed for our bodies to feel well and properly function. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as our bodies synthesize it via the sun. It is important to know what your Vitamin D level is, as you can be slightly low to severely […]

Do You Have Diabetes? Buyer Beware: The Low-Carb Diet is Back Again

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Recent newspaper headlines and cable news networks have stories about some of the newest trends in dieting, and the low-carb diet is back. There are many claims made about the low-carb diet curing or reversing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It advocates eating very small amounts of […]

How Much Milk Should a Toddler Drink?

By Dinah Torres Castro Parents of young children are often confused by the sudden changes in their child’s eating habits after the first birthday. This period of development, called toddlerhood, is a time when a child no longer relies solely on formula or breast milk to get the most nutrition. By this stage, most one […]

Peanut Powder

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN Unless you have an allergy, peanut powder is a great way to add a quick and easy protein to your snacks and meals. Peanut powder is not just ground up peanuts; it is the protein part of the peanut which is removed. This powder is a versatile protein that can […]

Arsenic in Rice! Really?

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE We all scratch our heads and wonder when we read warnings and alerts about foods that we have eaten our whole lives. Recently there have been stories in the media about arsenic levels in foods such as apple juice and rice, causing potential concern. Currently the FDA is conducting […]

Keep Your Wheels Turning, Keep Your Mind and Body Going

By Kristen DeLuca Think of your body as a machine – a car, for example. You have to give your car fuel; with the proper fuel necessary to keep it running. You have to maintain the car; change the oil, take it for yearly inspections, for necessary repairs, and for tune-ups. Similarly, to fuel your […]

Teens and Depression

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. As parents, it’s difficult to determine if your teen is suffering from depression or anxiety, or is merely being moody. Rates of clinical depression and anxiety have risen in the teenage population (ages 12-17) during the past ten years. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that in the past […]

Just Say “No” to Spring Break

By Tim Jahn, M.ED Like the swallows of San Juan Capistrano, thousands of college students fly south to warmer climates each year and land in places like Cancun, Panama City, Cabo San Lucas and South Padre Island. Spring Break is a cultural phenomenon that was kick-started in 1960 with the movie “Where the Boys Are.” […]

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