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Caffeine: How much is "too much"?

Caffeine is one of the most widely used stimulants in the world. It is a naturally occurring substance in plants (not just coffee beans) and depending upon the source, some estimates indicate that Ame.... read more

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Diet Trends in 2024: What's hot and what's not

The New Year is just around the corner and with it comes an onslaught of new supplements, diet books and plans, coffees, teas and "plans" promising everything from weight loss to anti-aging to disea.... read more

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Making the Most of Your Medication Regimen

An opinion piece written by Katherine Tom MS, RDN, LD, CDCES What is semaglutide? Its a popular drug that belongs to a class of medications that are called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists .... read more

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How To Eat Less Sugar: Replacing Sugar Alcohols

Its probably not going to come as a surprise to you that eating more whole and fresh foods in their least processed form appears to yield greater health benefits than eating a diet composed mainly o.... read more

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The MIND Diet: A combination diet for cognitive health

What is the MIND diet? The MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet (a pattern of eating aimed at lowering blood pressure) which has been studied for its positive effects on .... read more

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Loss of Smell or Taste: What's Next?

Losing a sense, especially taste and smell -- both so intimately connected to the pleasure, selection and enjoyment of food, can be disorienting. The purpose of this blog is to briefly address what .... read more

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Does fruit turn into sugar?

Fruit provides an abundance of nutrition: antioxidants, water, vitamins, minerals and energy--aka "fructose" a long sugar chain that gets broken down into glucose (the body's preferred fuel source) .... read more

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Food Sensitivity Tests: Should I get one?

At home food sensitivity and allergy tests have become increasingly popular. They are available in drugstores an online under various brand names. Some require hair samples, saliva samples or blood te.... read more

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Getting Ready for Change

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I want to eat healthier but don’t know where to begin?” or “I want to achieve this goal but don’t know how to get there?” If this is you, you’re not alone.... read more

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Summer Time Kid-Friendly Snacks

Summer time is coming soon. Cue the kids opening the refrigerator constantly, draining the pantry and asking "Mom, what's for dinner?" We know from food surveys that kids in the U.S. don't usually .... read more

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