Are You Eating (Enough) Peanut Butter?

Ah, the peanut. Like many of us, the peanut walks around all day long having most people think we’re one thing when we are in fact something quite different. For decades the peanut has been going through an identity crisis, and is only recently getting the recognition and credit it deserves for being such a Read more…

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Ask the Dietitian: Celiac & High Folate Levels

Question: Annual blood work follow-up for vitamin levels indicate that I have very high folate levels although every other test is in the low range. What foods should I eliminate from my diet to reduce high folate levels? From, Penny Answer: Dear Penny, Thanks very much for your question.  Before I answer, I’ll give a Read more…

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Organic Food No More Nutritious?

Recently, researchers from Stanford University studied the differences between organic and non-organic food. Their conclusions seem to show a mixed bag on whether or not organic food is any healthier for us than conventional food. The researchers actually performed what is called a meta-analysis, which basically means a study that studies previous studies. Put far Read more…

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Nutrition for Mental Health and Emotional Wellness

Christina Therese Gentile, MA, CWC, discusses the connection between nutrition, mental health, and emotional wellness. By Christina Therese Gentile, MA, CWC Note: The information below is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition. The information Read more…

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Food vs. Juice vs. Vitamins: Who Wins?

So there you sit, feeling empty, tired, and weak after a long weekend filled with too little sleep and too much fried food, sugar, and alcohol. Your body is craving some sort of legitimate nutrition. You have three options on the table: an orange, a glass of orange juice, and a vitamin C pill. Which Read more…

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FDA’s Newest Approved Diet Drug: Safe Or Not?

Last month, the FDA approved yet another diet drug in a continued effort to help Americans fight obesity and the deadly health problems that go along with it. However, if history is any indication, soon the drug will be linked with serious and adverse side effects and will eventually be taken off the market. The Read more…

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Going Bananas Over Bananas

It is perhaps the king of all fruits, and an item that over 90% of Americans eat on a regular basis. Delicious, nutritious, and gluten-free, bananas are a great staple in any diet. But especially for those living a gluten-free lifestyle, the banana really shines because it contains nutrients that are often lacking in a Read more…

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Trans Fat’s Silent Deadly Cousins

Certain sayings, such as “the cat is out of the bag,” can leave one wondering as to its peculiar origin. How did the cat get out of the bag? And perhaps more importantly, how did it get in there in the first place? And why is it a secret? Regardless, when it comes to trans Read more…

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Diet Soda: Dangerously Delicious

In today’s world, nothing is as it seems. Up is down, right is wrong, good is bad, and bad is good. And especially when it comes to health and nutrition, it can often feel like we’re living in a bizarro-world where counter intuition rules. So it should come as no surprise then that diet soda Read more…

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Eggs: Nothing To Be Eggy About

There was a time years ago when the egg was rapping and rhyming, billed as both edible and incredible. Then came the low-fat craze, fear over cholesterol, and America’s trending epidemic of heart disease. Suddenly the humble egg was shoved off the wall and had a great fall. Now I may not be all the Read more…

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Which Lipid is Wicked?

Fat has come a long way. Vilified decades ago as the reason for America’s expanding waistlines, the “low-fat” craze caught fire and burned strong for several years. The only problem was that it was dead wrong. One harpoon was thrown through the idea by the finding that Inuit peoples of the Arctic ate a diet Read more…

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