Tasty, New and Natural: A Registered Dietitian Shares Her Finds From a Western Foodie Convention

The Natural Products Expo West, held earlier this month in Anaheim, Calif., is always an interesting show. As one colleague tweeted, it’s a “Disneyland of new, organic, processed junk food.” However, amidst the crowd of 22,000 who attend and the more than 1,500 exhibitors, there are some tasty finds at this mecca for foodies. I […]

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Diabetes: 7 Myths and 7 Facts

Julie had a history of diabetes in her family, and although her doctor had been warning her of the risks, she was still caught off-guard when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 43. Formerly known as adult onset diabetes, Type 2 diabetes normally runs in families. However, many who are diagnosed have […]

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Gluten-Free, Raw, Plant-Based and Macrobiotic Diets: What’s Right for You?

Food terms like gluten-free, raw, plant-based and macrobiotic catch on faster than their definitions making it hard to be knowledgeable on what they really are without some extensive research. And, even when you know what they mean, it can be difficult to determine whether a particular way of eating is right for you. To take […]

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How We Can Nurse Our Country Back to Good Health

Americans are packing on the pounds — it’s a reality. Sadly, our nation, which excels on so many fronts, is not at the forefront of nutritional intelligence — especially when it comes to our children. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution showed that the food being served to our youth goes far beyond “unwholesome.” Statistics show Type […]

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Vitamin Supplements: A Quick Guide

Confused about which vitamins to take? You’re not alone. With more choices, research and money at stake, we live in a time with a lot of controversy about the necessity of supplements. Even prominent researchers have contradictory viewpoints. At the February 2011 American Society for Nutrition Advanced and Nutrition Controversies Conference, researchers were at odds […]

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Is A Gluten-Free Diet Really Healthier?

Have you noticed the abundance of gluten-free foods available at grocery stores or on menus these days? The proliferation of gluten-free products, along with the marketing of them, might lead you to believe that they are the new panacea to better health or weight loss. So, what’s the real story? Will going on a gluten-free […]

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Type Two Diabetes – Could you Have It and Not Even Know It?

Do any of these sound like you? You feel sluggish or have a little less “get up and go” than previously, but you attribute it to high stress levels or increased age. You’ve had gradual weight gain and chalk it up to age. You have an increased desire for carbohydrates and never really feel full […]

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Diabetes Prevention: Love Carbs? 6 Steps To Avoid Diabetes

As a registered dietitian, I often hear, “I’ve never met a carbohydrate I didn’t like!” I can certainly understand the sentiment. Carbohydrates are everywhere, easily accessible, and made into tasty treats. At the same time, carbs can play a precarious role when it comes to diabetes, wreaking havoc on your blood sugar with potentially serious […]

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Avoid the Common Cold With These 5 Easy Steps

It’s the holiday time of year, but it is cold and flu season, too. You want to enjoy the season to the fullest, so how do you avoid the inconvenience of having a cold and being down for the count? Here are some simple lifestyle steps that can help. 1. Take Vitamin D. Despite its […]

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Beer Gut? Spare Tire? How To Bust Your Belly Fat

We have a joking term for it — “beer belly,” but the reality is that the kind of fat that accumulates in and around the abdominal region is no laughing matter. In fact, it can have some serious health implications. There are two types of fat contained within the body: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat […]

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