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Here's to your health this Memorial Day Weekend
Gone are the days of mindless eating. I have learned to be more mindful of the food I eat and feed my family. Being a Registered Dietitian it’s my job to educate patients about food and health. I don’t spend my day telling people what NOT to eat, rather I educate them on how to make what they eat healthier.
Be aware of the sports injury/nutrition connection
Whether you’re a weekend sports warrior or an elite professional athlete, everyone participating in athletics runs the risk of being sidelined by injury.
Fevers may not be bad; active immunity is healthy
No one likes to see his or her child sick. It’s always easier when it’s someone else’s. Childhood illness and sickness are crucial for the development of the immune system and help build healthy and resistant adults. Even though its purpose is well served, it’s still scary when it’s happening.
How to avoid kidney stones and their painful results
Even though a definite genetic predisposition for developing kidney stones does exist, some lifestyle changes can help to reduce the risk.
Understanding eating disorders requires knowledge
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 24 million Americans suffer from disordered eating. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating, are unhealthy relationship with food and weight, which interferes with many aspects of a person's life. Out of all mental disorders, eating disorder patients have the highest death rate.
The body wants to be and stay healthy
One principle that has been particularly helpful when working with patients is to “not judge a book by its cover.” In our society, it is so easy to just look at someone and say, “She is the picture of health!” But, sometimes, we can be surprised when that same person is diagnosed with a serious condition such as cancer, suffers a stroke or dies unexpectedly.
Sit up straight to improve your health
Poor posture is becoming a huge public health concern.
Muscle mass determines more than just physique
Throughout our lives, or bodies are constantly breaking down, repairing and rebuilding the proteins that make up our muscles, but as we age at some point we start breaking down more protein than we rebuild.
Picky toddlers may still be getting all their calories
Believe me when I say this, your toddler will not starve, and will eat when she’s hungry.
Flouride may do more harm than good
While most of us aren’t necessarily ingesting fluoride by the gallon on a daily basis, there is some concern that children, in particular, may be at risk for ingesting too much fluoride.
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