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Endometriosis diet: What to eat if you have endometriosis

If you have endometriosis, you know it can be frustrating to live with. You also know there’s a lot of information available out there about how to manage it—but what’s really helpful and what’s not? As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked if any nutrition changes or supplements can make a difference. To answer that …

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Is an anti-inflammatory diet right for you? Plus, an RD’s top foods

As a dietitian, I frequently get asked about the latest “fad diets” and what diet is recommended to get rid of or fix x, y and z symptoms. When I evaluate different diets, I think about three key factors: The specific rules (what’s being restricted compared to what’s allowed) What impact will this diet makeshort …

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The truth about vitamins and supplements: Are they helpful or harmful?

Most people consider taking a dietary supplement at some point in their life in order to improve their health. Maybe you see a convincing ad on TV or social media, or perhaps you hear from a friend about how a particular supplement benefited them. Enhancing your diet with supplements can be an effective way to …

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5 foods that are good for your heart health

If you’ve resolved to eat healthier and take better care of your heart, this is for you. Many of my clients know they need to improve their diet, but most have difficulty deciding where or how to get started. For instance, it’s no mystery that fruits and vegetables are good for us. However, choosing which …

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Eat your way to glowing skin with these 6 vitamins and nutrients

Did you know that certain nutrients can delay the effects of aging and protect your skin from sun damage, acne and dryness? There are many other components in the protection of your skin—hydration, an adequate cleansing and conditioning regimen, and UV protection—but good nutrition is also required for maintaining overall skin health. A poor diet …

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Food labels 101: What Organic, All-Natural, Non-GMO and Grass-Fed really mean

“Raised Cage-Free.” “Certified Organic.” “All-Natural.” “No Hormones.” These are some of the food labels you may notice in the poultry case at your local grocery store today. But what do they mean? Are they important? Is the product with these labels better or more nutritious than the one that doesn’t have it? Deciphering food labels …

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The alarming rise of eating disorders and how to spot the signs

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions that impact eating behavior. If you looked around a crowded theatre or sports arena, would you be able to tell how many people in the crowd have an eating disorder? Could you recognize some signs that might tip you off? How common are eating disorders? It might surprise you to …

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4 simple ways to spice up your meals for a more diverse diet

Have you been feeling burnt out by the meals you usually make or have you lost the connection you used to feel with your meals? Switching things up in the kitchen can help provide variety in your diet and prevent repetitive meals, boosting your health and happiness at the same time. Here are some tips …

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