Nutrition

Mysteries of Microbiota

There was a lot of talk last month about the health effects of gut bacteria at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ food and nutrition conference in Chicago. The right…

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A Healthy Childhood

With constant reports about childhood obesity popping up, parents are often concerned when they see their child gain weight. A period of rapid growth occurs during the first year of…

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You Are What You Just Ate

My favorite session at the 2017 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference was presented by physiologist and researcher Dr. Luc Van Loon of Maastricht University Medical Centre…

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Drinking Water: Myths and Reality

Water is one of life’s necessities, but it’s also one of those nutrients that seem to be always praised for wide-ranging benefits — anything from helping us think better to…

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Dieting and Teshuvah Are Not the Same

Around this time of year, we often hear a lot of comparisons between the teshuvah process and dieting, as it appears to be the perfect analogy. This is not the…

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Five Tips for a Healthy Yom Tov Season

With the Yamim Tovim fast approaching, here are five tips to make the upcoming Yom Tov season a happy and healthy start to the new year. Make Vegetables the Main…

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Kids Who Skip Breakfast May Miss Key Nutrients

Children who skip breakfast on a regular basis are likely to fall short for the day in getting all their recommended essential nutrients, a U.K. study suggests. Kids who skipped…

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Eating Well for a Successful School Year

Food plays an important role in your child’s school success. From breakfast to supper and everything in between, what your children are eating provides the energy they need to focus…

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Tools to Assess Dangerous Body Fat

This question came to our local hospital: “I heard a while back that a plain ol’ waist measurement was a more useful health indicator than BMI (Body Mass Index). Did…

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Remaining Healthy Through the Decades

Though we often are not aware of it, our body constantly undergoes changes. The food we eat fuels those changes, and contributes to our daily and future health. While an…

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Mindful Eating at Simchos

With the three weeks behind us and our social schedules back to full capacity, many of us may be finding the thought of all that delicious and tempting food overwhelming…

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