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A Quick-Start Guide to the Ketogenic Diet 

By Milene Brownlow, PhD

What is “ketosis,” and how can you get there? Many people associate ketosis with a popular diet program and as a way to lose a...

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Why You Should Eat Red Fruits and Vegetables

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT. CHWC
What's special about red fruits and vegetables that makes them stand out in the crowd?
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Raw Food Diet: Is Raw More Nutritious than Cooked? 

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CHW, CPT
Does a raw food diet provide more nutrients than a diet consisting mainly of cooked foods?  What are the differences between the two?

Why We Should Eat Less Red Meat

By James J. Kenney PhD, FACN
Eat less red meat to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, inflammation and an overly active immune system.

Increased Hunger May Be the Reason Why Diets Fail

By James J. Kenney, PhD, FACN
Dr. Kevin Hall conducted a study of 14 participants in the "The Biggest Loser" TV show. His study was widely interpreted... 

How to Handle E. Coli Outbreaks

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT. CHWC
Learn how to handle E. Coli outbreaks plus six steps on how to prevent an e.coli infection. 
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Is Tea Healthier for You Than Coffee?

By James J. Kenney, PhD, RD, LD, FACN
Choosing black or green tea instead of coffee is likely to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and may also reduce the risk of at least some types of cancer.
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Ways to Have More Family Meals Together  

By Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND
Eating family meals together provides benefits such as better nutrient intake, improved relationships, and even better grades.
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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss: A Scientific Look

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CHW, CPT
Diet hacks for healthy blood pressure include eating foods with less sodium and more potassium, calcium, magnesium, and fiber.

Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate. Are they the same? 

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT. CHWC
What is the difference between cocoa, chocolate, and cacao? At first glance, cacao and cocoa almost seem like, the same word, but...

Plant-based Diet Tips for Kids and Teens

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CHW, CPT
 All parents need are these 3 plant-based diet tips for kids, tweens and teen vegetarians.
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LDL Cholesterol: Particle Number & Size Matter

By Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD
In the past, most of the emphasis on treating dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia-induced heart disease such as coronary heart disease ...
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Eat These Foods for Better Sleep

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT, CHWC
If lack of sleep continues, it can lead to obesity, physical inactivity, mistakes at work, car crashes, and 10 chronic health conditions.
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Added Sugars and Natural Sugars – What's the Difference?  

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CHW, CPT
Reduce added sugars in your diet to gain better health – Dietary Guidelines and helpful tips to get started.

Health Benefits of Mushrooms

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT. CHWC
The health benefits of mushrooms include boosting the immune system, better immune function and reducing inflammation. 
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Are Food Color Additives Safe?

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT. CHWC
There’s a growing concern among parents about the possible negative effects of synthetic color additives on our children

Prevent Cognitive Decline with a Mediterranean Eating Pattern

By By Lisa Andrews, MED, RD, LD
Did you know that the risk of several chronic, degenerative diseases may be reduced by adopting a Mediterranean diet?

Intermittent Fasting Benefits: Exploring Emerging Research and Clinical Applications

By Sara Gottfried, MD and Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD
New clinical research on the benefits of intermittent fasting for health and longevity is beginning to tell an interesting story