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  To all of my patients who are taking a couple of weeks off from their dietary intentions:  it’s okay, you are normal, and yes, there are a few things that you can do to make that January weigh-in less disappointing.  When you are doing holiday feasting, guilt is a non-productive emotion, so please, please, let it

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Just yesterday I received an email from the Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) strongly criticizing the Trump Administration for their planned policy to remove childhood obesity from this list of federal priorities, and shift funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) away from chronic disease prevention. With this, they requested support for their effort to speak out

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Can we “policy” our way out of obesity and chronic disease? Just yesterday I received an email from the Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) strongly criticizing the Trump Administration for their planned policy to remove childhood obesity as a federal priority, and shift funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) away

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Do you ever feel that your husband can pop out of bed more easily than you do?  I certainly do.  (Although when we were both undergrads at the University of Maryland, I seemed to always make my 8 a.m. labs, while he struggled to get to his occasional 8 a.m. class).  Read on to find

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I just completed an article soon to be published in a popular nutrition journal which sheds some light on the question posed above. The answer might seem yes, of course, that goes without saying. However, in reality, it is not as simple as some might think. Vitamin D is a versatile nutrient, and like all

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A  problem I frequently encounter in my practice is children turning their noses up at all vegetables, perhaps with the exception of raw (not cooked!) carrots. Parents feel this is really not healthy for their child, and to some extent, I would agree. However, raw fruit can cover a lot of these bases, so feel

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I recommend liver for so many of my clients – it is one of the most nourishing foods you can eat. A great source of vitamin A, folate, choline, and other vitamin B12, as well as protein and some vitamin K2.  Here is one of my favorite recipes; I substitute a natural sauce called ponzu

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I wanted to share a short slideshow with those who are interested in learning why traditional nourishing dietary patterns help babies get off to the best start in life. Thank you to  Fang, Dagmar, and Ken at Oriental Health Solutions, Durham, NC. http://www.orientalhealthsolutions.com/information/how-to-have-a-healthy-baby

Disclaimer:  The following is meant for use as general nutrition educational content only. A woman, pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive, is strongly advised to discuss her need for vitamin A, or any specific nutrient, with her obstetrical/gynecological care provider. This is not meant to replace the advice of an individual’s qualified healthcare provider. I

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This is a subject that gets a lot of medical attention but scant nutritional attention. I hope to shed some light on a situation that you may be facing, whether you are trying to conceive or you want to enjoy your sex life more. Our bodies produce a wonderfully lubricating mucous in a variety of

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