| Posted On Jul 05, 2022 | By:

How to Stop Diabetes

There are 96 million American adults – that is 1 in 3 – who have prediabetes. Prediabetes means you have a higher than normal blood sugar. Without making lifestyle changes, many people with prediabetes develop Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy from the food you eat. Insulin,

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| Posted On May 27, 2021 | By:

Seasonal Superfoods

Spring is my favorite time of the year. The days are getting longer, the sun is stronger, winter is definitely over, and summer is on its way! It’s the perfect time of year to work on healthy habits like exercising more and eating better.

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you might have noticed that the produce department is brimming with fresh tomatoes, strawberries, blackberries, and even corn on the cob. 

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| Posted On Mar 04, 2021 | By:

Personalize Your Plate: National Nutrition Month 2021

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We all have different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes. Each one of us has our own individual food preferences, cultural traditions, and most importantly, “relationship” with food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes March as National Nutrition Month®, and this year’s theme, “Personalize Your Plate,” recognizes that good nutrition is best achieved in very personal and unique ways.

Not sure how to take the first step to better nutrition and health in a way that works for you?

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| Posted On Dec 20, 2018 | By:

Our Top Healthy Eating Blogs of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, you may be thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If eating healthier or losing weight is on your list, we’ve pulled together our most popular nutrition-related blog posts of the past year. We hope you can find a few helpful tips to incorporate into your lifestyle in 2019!

Resolve to Eat Healthier

It’s the time of year when many of us look back at the past month’s holiday parties and family get-togethers and think,

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| Posted On Sep 27, 2018 | By:

Healthy Snacking for Kids

Back to school is definitely in full swing. In addition to figuring out the new routines and schedules, many parents know it’s also time to get organized about after school snacks. Many of my patient’s parents struggle to help their children reach their goals for eating the right amount of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy. Snacks can be a great way to provide these nutrient-rich foods and play a very important role in meeting kids’ nutritional needs.

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| Posted On Mar 05, 2018 | By:

Make Some Time for Family Mealtime

March is National Nutrition Month, so you may see an uptick in advice from nutritionists wherever you turn. You probably already know the drill: eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats…easy to put on paper, harder to do in real life.

One way to get started – one way with real, scientifically proven benefits – is family meals. These do not necessarily need to be family dinners, but any meal that gets family members seated at the table,

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| Posted On Jan 08, 2018 | By:

Resolve to Eat Healthier in 2018

It’s the time of year when many of us look back at the past month’s holiday parties and family get-togethers and think, “Oh, what have I done?!” Well, you’re not alone. A lot of us over-indulge around the holidays – in fact, I’m sure you’re not surprised to learn that one of the top 3 New Year’s resolutions is to “eat healthier.”

So, how do you make that healthy eating resolution a reality?

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| Posted On Nov 02, 2017 | By:

Healthy Holiday Eating

Holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year for many of us, but the season can also be a challenging time if you are trying to maintain a healthy regimen. After all, food is usually a part of every gathering with family, friends and co-workers. Research has indicated that the average person gains 1-5lbs. each holiday season, and the same research shows that most people never lose the extra weight. Over the years, these pounds can add up.

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| Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | By:

Heart Health and You

February is all about the heart – and we’re not only talking about Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, making “Heart Month” the ideal time to help raise awareness for this serious yet treatable epidemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. That’s one in every four deaths.

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| Posted On Jul 06, 2015 | By:

The Bittersweet Story of Sugar

There are a lot of sugar-containing foods in this world, and chances are you enjoy eating at least one of them. Candy, soda, and fruit are just a few examples of foods that contain sugar. When we eat sugar, it lights up our brains and makes us feel happy. But having too much sugar in our diets can make our bodies unhappy. The other big question to answer is whether the sugar in the foods we eat is naturally occurring or added to the food.

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