| Posted On Jul 17, 2018 | By:

Eating Right for Healthy Kidneys

Have you ever stopped to think how important your kidneys are to long-term health? Kidneys are vital organs that usually fly under the radar when we think about a healthy lifestyle. Many key functions in our body depend upon our kidneys including:

  • Removing waste and extra fluid as urine
  • Balancing electrolytes, like sodium and potassium
  • Producing red blood cells
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Controlling pH balance
  • Making an active form of Vitamin D to support bone health

Nearly 1 in 7 Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD),

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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 Jan 21, 2015 | By:

A Nutritionist’s Grocery List

When I meet with my patients in a nutrition counseling session, they often ask me, “So, what do YOU eat?” I tell them about my favorite grocery items, the staples that I purchase week in and week out to use as the base of many of my meals, and they are amazed that eating healthy foods can be so simple.

I thought it would be helpful to expand my list with the help of my nutrition colleagues at Harvard Vanguard,

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| Posted On May 21, 2012 | By:

Healthy Grocery Shopping

At the May 15th SMART KIDS SMA, the SMArt Kids came together to learn about healthy grocery shopping. Here are some great, simple rules to follow as you and your family head out to the supermarket:

  • Be Prepared (have a list and plan recipes for the week)
  • Don’t go hungry (you’ll avoid being tempted by free samples, freshly baked muffins or treats in the check out aisle)
  • Look at labels (remember,
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| Posted On Sep 23, 2011 | By:

The Best of Fall in New England

All right, fellow New Englanders: we know it goes by fast and it can be difficult to say goodbye to summer, but now is a great time to put together a plan to make sure you can enjoy another amazing New England Fall season!

To help you accomplish this, here are some great ideas and resources for two of our all-time favorite – and healthy – autumnal activities: getting out to see the fall color and apple picking.

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| Posted On Aug 31, 2011 | By:

You Say Tomato…I Say Superfood

Without a doubt, one of my favorite things about late summer in New England is the abundance of tomatoes in my garden.  While I am usually more of a flower gardener, I like to grow a few tomato plants because there is nothing quite like the taste of a fresh-from-the-vine, warm-from-the-sun tomato.  The problem, as my fellow gardeners know, is that when it rains, it pours, and it’s pouring tomatoes right now!

I’ve already picked more than I can count,

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