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How Much is TOO Much Exercise?

Most of you are familiar with the eating disorder known as bulimia nervosa which involves purging your calories by vomiting. You can also purge calories through excessive exercise. Exercise is generally always considered as beneficial to your health so it is frequently overlooked as developing into a possible disorder. What begins as a desire to […]

From a Dietitian’s Kitchen- My daughter’s Celiac diagnosis

Sometimes health care professionals are reminded of what it is like to receive health information instead of give health information. I was the recipient of unfortunate yet not surprising information when I was told my 7 year old daughter has Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is triggered by gluten (found in […]

Teaching Your Children Healthy Habits

Food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children that will be with them forever. Learning these healthy habits at a young age will help children make better choices as an adult. Food to fuel busy, successful lives, nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains, and eating […]

Tips To Sustain Healthy Habits

A structural change to your eating habits can be a positive impact on your health. Here are a few tips on changing the way you eat at work and home, where the struggle is daily. WORK: Make sure you get up from your desk frequently. Take your breaks. Avoid eating at your desk or in […]

Inflammation and Food

Inflammation is a sign of injury or illness. Increase inflammation in your body can be a risk factor for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Your diet and lifestyle can increase or decrease the amount of inflammation in your body.   To decrease the amount of inflammation in your body:  Avoid overeating: More […]

Activity is not just for athletes

During my weekly visits to a local park I often see two gentlemen exercising on the one-mile loop path.  They are memorable because they both have significant physical deformities.  They both walk with a slow determination despite their uneven gait and challenging posture.  They are a source of inspiration and a great reminder that we […]

August is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ first ever “Kids Eat Right” month

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital. Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and making sure physical activity is incorporated into each day. The Academy of Nutrition […]

Zucchini Pizza Bites

I love searching for new and interesting recipes on my time off. Last night I made these delicious and easy zucchini pizza bites, they are a great substitute for the regular pizza bites that you may buy at the store. Try this recipe! Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 6 mins Total time: 11 mins […]

5 Types of “Mindless Eating”

Practicing healthy satiety is developing a better understanding of when you’re really hungry and when you’re not, and training yourself to avoid eating when you’re not hungry. Here are the 5 types of “mindless eating” to avoid:  Emotional Eating:Often the factor that drives our eating is not physical hunger but emotions such as happiness, sadness, […]