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Back on Track after the Holidays

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN After another long holiday season, as well as cold outdoor temperatures, getting back on track to eating salads and oatmeal may seem daunting and not so tasty. Quieter houses with less hustle and bustle can make you feel a bit down. For those who may have indulged a bit on […]

Using Alternative Seasonings and Herbs to Lower Your Sodium Intake

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE The American Heart Association (on its website) has extensive research on the importance of lowering sodium intake. The American Heart Association, along with the World Health Organization, and thirty well respected nutritional scientists all signed the following consensus statement: “Population-wide reduction of sodium intake is an integral approach to […]

Foods for Fertility

By Amy O’Shea The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines infertility as not being able to conceive after one year of having unprotected sex. Two factors that have a huge impact on the ability to conceive include maintaining a healthy body weight (BMI of 18.5 to 24.9) and well-balanced nutrition. Women with too […]

To Smoothie or not to Smoothie: That is the question!

By Rachel Lippmann-Turner, MS, RD With the emphasis placed on healthier living, it is important to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A popular option for adding these to our diet seems to be smoothies. However, are smoothies really a […]

The Power of Pumpkins

By Dinah Torres Castro How much fun is it to take your little ones pumpkin picking? Many parents make this an annual tradition. We buy the pumpkins and decorate them for Halloween, sometimes leaving them on our porches past the Thanksgiving holiday. Most of us enjoy a nice slice of pumpkin pie or a treat […]

Protect Your Body……your Heart will Thank you!

By Kim Mendel, RD CDN In 2010, the American Heart Association set forth what is called “Life’s Simple 7”. When followed, these seven tips can help individuals reduce their risk of heart disease. The research study was conducted for 11 years and people who followed 3 to 4 items from the list had a 55% […]

Beating the Heat with Diabetes: Creative Ways to keep Hydrated during Hot Weather or when Physically Active

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE According the CDC (Center for Disease Control), sensitivity to heat and how your body uses insulin can change in high temperatures. People with diabetes can be more vulnerable to dehydration, have elevated blood sugar, and suffer from heat exhaustion and stroke. The CDC provides a list of tips for […]

10 Tips to Get Healthy!

By Amy O’Shea With chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity on the rise, here are ten tips to stay healthy today and maintain that good health in the years to come: Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. Use them as the main focus and build the rest of your meal […]

Foods to Improve your Mood

By Rachel Lippmann-Turner, MS, RD Living in our fast paced world with minimal relaxation time, it’s easy to get stressed, anxious, and even depressed. There are many medication options to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, but what about a more holistic approach? Can foods we eat help to improve our mood? The […]

Easy Tips for Estimating Portion Sizes

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Are you trying to lose weight or control you blood sugar? Here are some simple ways to control portion sizes, possibly lose weight, and maybe even control your blood sugar, all at the same time.   A closed fist is roughly equal to 1 cup of grain or starchy […]

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