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16 things that can mess with your thyroid health and medication

If you have a thyroid disorder, you know they can be extremely difficult to manage and that many things can affect that small butterfly-shaped gland. If you didn’t know, there are certain foods and other medications that can impact thyroid health and the effectiveness of thyroid medication. There are also deficiencies you should be tested …

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Intuitive Eating 101: How to break up with diet culture

Let’s talk about intuitive eating. (Never heard of it? Jump over to this article on what intuitive eating is and then come back.) Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Intuitive Eating is broken down into 10 guiding principles, plus some …

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So, you think your child has pink eye. Now what?

When a child wakes up with a crusty eye, many parents worry about pink eye and call their pediatrician immediately for antibiotics. After all, pink eye is extremely contagious. Unfortunately, diagnosing pink eye is a little more complicated and typically requires a physical exam in your pediatrician’s office. The good news is, it’s not always …

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Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t

Intuitive eating has become very popular in the last year or so — so much so that it is being misconstrued by dieting and wellness companies and influencers. To set the record straight, I’m here to explain what intuitive eating really is and why it isn’t another diet or trend. What intuitive eating is All …

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How to be social again: 5 post-pandemic socialization tips

Does the phrase “getting back into the social scene” strike excitement or fear in you? Or both? Just like when the pandemic started, we are once again in uncharted waters. All emotions are fair play here.  While the act of going out to dinner with friends may have seemed simple a year and a half …

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10 ways to embrace a body-neutral mindset

Maybe you’ve heard about body image, but have you heard about body neutrality? Once the groundwork has been laid for understanding body image, you can begin to move toward body neutrality.  What is body neutrality? First things first. We can’t run before we’ve learned to walk — meaning the idea of body love or positivity can be …

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Taking stock of bone broth: Is it really worth the hype?

Have you been intrigued by the growing collection of bone broth recipes out there? Bone broth is trending, but don’t let its recent popularity fool you. Bone broth has been around for ages and has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. So, what exactly is bone broth and what are the benefits?  …

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Sustainable living: 3 simple but meaningful changes to make today

When was the last time you truly stopped to think about where your food comes from? How about where your trash goes? Have you ever thought about the process that makes your light turn on when you flip the switch? All of these things impact our Earth, our health and the health of our future …

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5 highly nutritious yet underrated foods to add to your diet

As a registered dietitian, I am often asked, “What foods I should be eating? Can you give me a list of healthy superfoods?” This is always difficult for me to answer because I think all healthy foods are “super” in some way. But the idea of having a list of a super healthy and disease-fighting …

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Gym safety: How to exercise safely during COVID-19

Exercise for each and every one of us is important — and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic is equally, if not more, important. No matter what type of exercise is right for you, it’s a way to not only keep your body moving, but also give your mind a break for the sake of your mental health.  The caveat? …

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