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Milk Dangers

You may not be aware of this, but milk consumption is a very controversial topic amongst the health care community. As a Registered Dietitian, I was initially taught that lower fat dairy products are fine in moderation and are needed for growing children and people with Osteoporosis. Now as a more experienced nutritionist, I never […]

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How to be Healthy During Pregnancy

This month, I am writing about nutrition & pregnancy as a healthy reminder for my body, as well my friends who are going through this process. My husband and I are excited to announce that we are almost five months pregnant with our second baby! I’d like to take this opportunity to review nutrition basics […]

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School Lunch Standards

Improving school lunch programs is a popular topic these days and for good reason. Most public schools have given in to the big money maker companies and have scaled down food service costs by preparing fast processed foods. I asked a student what the typical lunch consists of and she said: fried nuggets, fried chips, […]

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Benefits of Nuts

Nuts are one of my favorite snacks because they are delicious and good for you. Many people are scared of nuts because they are high in calories and fat but when eaten properly, they are beneficial to our health. Health Benefits of Nuts: Nuts are good for our heart. Researchers found that people who eat […]

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Healthy Stool

It’s not a lovely topic, but sometimes it’s important to talk about stool, AKA poop, crap, dump, bm, #2. As a nutritionist, I ask every one of my clients about their stool. Do you go regularly? How many times a day? What is the consistency? What color is it? Answers to these questions help clarify […]

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Foods Causing Cancer

Last year I wrote about Cancer Prevention when my Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.  After surgery and treatment, I am happy to say that he is doing great.  That newsletter, “Cancer Prevention” is archived on my website.  In the past month, our family has received sad news that two more family members have been […]

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Healthy and Unhealthy Diets

It’s swimsuit season and people are always asking me how to lose weight. I’m sure you have realized that there is no clear cut answer. There are so many diets out there and all of our bodies and personalities are so different. I figured that the best way to handle this dilemma is to evaluate […]

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Training for a 5K

Getting started with a wellness regimen and being consistent are the hardest aspects of staying healthy and fit. I recently visited a close friend who was struggling with these issues (along with quitting smoking!). Kelly seemed very motivated to get started, but she did not know where to start. I believe this is a common […]

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Worst Restaurant Foods

Eating out and eating healthy usually don’t mix. A lot of my nutrition clients think they make good choices when eating out, but the truth is unbelievable. I researched a bunch of restaurants and found some startling numbers. Instead of checking out fast food joints who are known for their unhealthy food, I decided to […]

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How to Read a Food Label

As we learned last month, examining the ingredient list is the first essential step to proper label reading. Here’s a little recap: Read the ingredients first and ignore all the claims. If the list of ingredients is too long or impossible to pronounce, do not buy. Make sure the first few ingredients are the bulk […]

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