Nutrition

Not All Processed Foods Are Bad for You

Ah, processed foods. The term has become a sweeping generalization for anything that comes in a bag or a box. Even my nutrition advice usually includes the general statement “eat…

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Four Mistakes People Make When Going Gluten-Free

Gluten-free foods have become commonplace in grocery stores, restaurants and cookbooks. For those who suffer from celiac disease, this is a huge win, because there are now so many options…

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Six Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During Winter

Norovirus seems to be circling like a vulture this winter, and snuffly kids are popping up on every park bench. On a local parenting e-mail group, it was reported that…

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How a Full Spice Cabinet Can Keep You Healthy

Spices and herbs add delicious variety to the foods we eat. But spices and herbs are much more than flavor enhancers — they are nutritional powerhouses. After all, spices and…

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Appropriate Vegetarian Diets

What three actions — if we decided to do them — would go a long way to make us a healthier nation? At a recent health summit, Dr. Ali Kahn,…

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Tips From the Pros on How to Lose Weight

Diet resolutions: We make ’em; we break ’em. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the…

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Fat-Free Is Out; Gluten-Free Is In

What to look for on the label (Bloomberg) – For years, health advocates have urged the public to read the ingredients and ignore the marketing. For years, consumers have ignored…

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Does a Healthy Diet Have to Come at a Hefty Price?

Imagine you’re in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, bombarded with hundreds of the latest and greatest products on the market. After grabbing a box of your favorite pasta…

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Don’t Let Detox Diets Deceive You

I still chuckle when I think about the tweet put out years ago by the famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The likelihood that a person uses the word ‘toxin’ correlates…

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Helpful Ways You Can Reduce Your Sodium Intake

A Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian shares her perspective on the dangers of a high-sodium diet as well as her recommendations for lessening daily intake.   When I look…

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I Went Overboard Policing My Kids’

(The Washington Post) Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got…

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Eyes Have It

(The Monterey County Herald/TNS) – His words brought me instant relief. “Your eyes look great. See you in a year.” Ever since a wayward tree branch lacerated my cornea more…

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Use Nutrition to Ward Off Winter Blues

(The Japan News/Yomiuri) – Physical disorders can negatively affect a person’s mental condition, so experts recommend ingesting sufficient nutrients to stimulate the brain and other parts of the body to…

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Drinking Too Much Sugar

(The Washington Post) –It would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice cream…

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