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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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4 healthy cooking oils that pack a nutritional punch

Choosing cooking oils can be overwhelming due to the plethora of options available at the grocery store. While all oils can have different benefits, the most important factor to consider when picking one is what your goals are for cooking and for health. No oil is better or worse than the other, and all cooking …

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Spilling the beans on caffeine: How to get rid of coffee jitters

For many of us, our day doesn’t get started until we’ve had a steaming cup—or two—of coffee. By late afternoon, we’ve lost focus. Feeling drowsy, we pop in a coffee pod at work or stop by our favorite coffee shop for another mug’s worth of caffeine. After an oversized cup or two, it’s natural to …

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5 heart-healthy benefits of dark chocolate

A little dark chocolate can go a long way as a delicious treat that packs a superfood punch. But, it’s not just any chocolate. Dark chocolate—the purer and darker the better—is the chocolate of choice when you want to indulge in a more heart-healthy way. 1. Protects against diseases Authentic minimally processed dark chocolate contains …

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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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