Hydration Beyond Water – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Hydration Beyond Water – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. As we transition from those early spring time months of warm beverages and apples galore, we enter a world transformed by summer heat and an abundance of sun-doused … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Healthy Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day: Healthy Recipe Ideas

It’s coming this Sunday! Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is also called the “Feast” of St. Patrick? Aside from public parades and festivities, food and drink are an important part of the day – whether alcoholic beverages or … Continue reading

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Why in the World Are You Taking a Multivitamin?

Why in the World Are You Taking a Multivitamin?

The dietary supplement industry rakes in $30 billion every year. With dedicated retail stores such as GNC, entire aisles in pharmacies and supermarkets, and various online options, this is a big business. But will that multivitamin actually improve your health? … Continue reading

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Pediatrician Group Warns: Pesticides are a Danger to Kids

Pediatrician Group Warns: Pesticides are a Danger to Kids

A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning parents about the potential dangers of pesticides for their kids: Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

When the weather goes from bad to worse, our daily routine gets out of whack. Services we take for granted such as electricity and water may suddenly become unavailable. But eat we must, in any and all situations. Here’s a … Continue reading

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How Do Food Prices Affect Childhood Obesity?

How Do Food Prices Affect Childhood Obesity?

One of the logical assumptions about the current obesity epidemic is that it is caused by the wide availability of cheap junk food. Obviously, the food industry does not feel this way, and lays the blame elsewhere. The Economic Research … Continue reading

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What’s The Deal with Vitamin Supplements?

What’s The Deal with Vitamin Supplements?

A priest and an atheist were sitting next to each other on a flight. They spent most of the time arguing their respective positions when suddenly the captain notified the passengers that the engines are burning and the plane is … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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Calories – Get 18% More For Free!

Calories – Get 18% More For Free!

Here’s a variation on a theme we’ve long known. Calorie counts on fast food menu items shortchange us, with a twist. In a study recently published in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers found that calories stated on … Continue reading

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Beat Depression with a Mediterranean Diet?

Beat Depression with a Mediterranean Diet?

Ice cream by the pint is probably the ultimate comforter for bereft lovers after a break-up. And while it may help cheer you up for a few minutes, it is not necessarily going to help battle depression. According to a … Continue reading

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