The Future of Nutrigenomics

I had the opportunity to attend a continuing education session about Nutrigenomics that was sponsored by Nutrisystems®. Dr Tim Church (Medical Director, Genetic Direction) and Courtney McCormick (a registered dietitian with Nutrisystem®, Inc) spoke about how nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition … Continue reading

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Can a Healthy, Budget-friendly Diet Include Processed Food?

You may have read several news pieces about the recent study comparing two small groups of people who were offered the same amount of calories of either “ultra-processed food” or “whole foods”, but only the ultra-processed food group gained weight. … Continue reading

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The Mighty Microbiome: Four Quick Tips to Feeding Your Gut

In a session sponsored by Beneo earlier this year, I learned more about how certain fibers interact with the gut’s flora. I was not compensated to write this post, and the thoughts expressions are my own. This post includes affiliate … Continue reading

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May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month – a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It’s normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood pressure (called Hypertension) causes … Continue reading

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A Toxicology Lesson for Dietitians

I attended a really interesting session about pesticide residue at my state’s annual nutrition meeting, titled, “Organic and non-organic foods and pesticide residue: Important information for nutritionists and dietitians”, presented by Amir Golmohamadi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition … Continue reading

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Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. There’s no shortage of … Continue reading

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The Growing Probiotic Market

Probiotics. You’ve probably heard about them. People toss the term around in a positive context: “You need probiotics. They’re good for your gut!” But what are they? What types of probiotics are out there, how do they work, and what … Continue reading

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No Tricks: Facts on Reducing Peanut Allergy and Early Introduction of Peanuts

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s a time for children to have fun dressing in character, trick or treating, and having festive classroom parties at school. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, cousin, aunt or uncle, you may … Continue reading

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