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I AM NOT DIETING?

“I can’t stress this enough, I AM NOT DIETING.”  Or so says a young woman who was profiled on the Rachel Ray show after she lost 180 pounds (350 down to 170 pounds) in less than 2 years. That represents about a 2-pound weight loss each week. What did she do to achieve this amazing

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GRILLING – A HEALTHY COOKING CHOICE?

  I can be Debbie Downer Dietitian at times, spoiling everyone’s food fun. At the same time, I will be the first to admit that I do not follow my own “food rules” 100% of the time and I don’t expect my clients to do so either. So now that we are heading into outdoor

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DANGER! Dieting can leave you malnourished!

Just read an interesting news story about a recent study that looked at three popular weight loss diets: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2018/03/06/Study-reveals-micronutrient-gaps-in-three-commercial-weight-loss-diet-plans?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright No surprises there for me – the study confirms what I see daily in my practice. People who follow weight loss diets put their overall health at risk when they don’t seek proper nutritional guidance.  You may think – simple

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Basic Nutrition – Not So Basic After All (REPOST)

Please note that this was written by another nutritionist, but I thought it was so on point that I wanted to share it with you.  It comes from a company that makes top-quality nutritional supplements which many of my clients get great success with, Designs for Health. It may surprise you, but a case of scurvy

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How I avoid getting sick in the winter

  During this unusually cold North Carolina winter, many of my clients are coming in with upper respiratory infections; some have rescheduled their appointments because they have either very bad cold or even worse, the flu.  For those of you who are suffering with a seasonal virus, I wish you a quick recovery.  But beyond

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Keep that holiday weight gain to a minimum!

  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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Can government policy address the childhood obesity problem?

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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Childhood Obesity – Can we “Policy” our way out of the current epidemic?

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 NEED MORE SLEEP THAN YOUR SPOUSE?

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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VITAMIN D TESTING & SUPPLEMENTATION – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

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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