Don’t Take Your Vitamins; Eat Them!
Jun10

Don’t Take Your Vitamins; Eat Them!

The USDA has declared June to be National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and that’s definitely something to celebrate! The importance of including a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet is undeniable and backed by mounds of rigorous research. In fact, a healthy, well-planned diet supplies all or most of the nutrients the body needs to function at its best. Even so, roughly 25% of Americans rely on dietary supplements...

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A Plate of Many Colors
May29

A Plate of Many Colors

Those of you who grew up in the Bible Belt are probably familiar with the phrase “a coat of many colors.” My fellow Appalachians (I’m from North Carolina) might know it from Dolly Parton’s 1971 hit song by the same name, but the phrase actually originates in the Old Testament. The book of Genesis states that a man named Jacob had 12 sons, each destined by God to lead the future 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob loved all his sons, but he...

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Mindful Eating
Feb20

Mindful Eating

What do we mean when we say “Mindful Eating”? It is not a diet and has no restrictions, but rather an experience.  It is a technique that can be used to become more aware of what we eat, what you experience when you eat, and how we feel about the food we are eating. How many of you eat in front of the television, at the computer, on the road, at your desk, and on the telephone?  I think we can all agree we have done at...

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Frequent Eating- The Ultimate Metabolism Corrector
Feb20

Frequent Eating- The Ultimate Metabolism Corrector

Obesity in America has become an epidemic and continues to increase. According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of Americans are considered obese (CDC, 2013). We all love to eat! What if I told you eating small, frequent meals can really rev up your metabolism and help keep your weight under control? Not only can eating often help with metabolism, but it assists in regulating blood sugars, decreasing heartburn, reducing the cravings we all...

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17 Kidney Friendly Foods To Savor
Sep23

17 Kidney Friendly Foods To Savor

Are you “kidney conscious”? Because of what the Institutes of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health tell us, we all (especially people over 50) need to pay attention to kidney health.  One of the most important ways to be kidney conscious is to maintain a healthy weight.  Why?  Because one of the primary associations with Type 2 Diabetes is obesity.  Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure lead to kidney damage when they are...

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Mindful Eating – Choose the Table
Apr02

Mindful Eating – Choose the Table

By the Registered Dietitians at 2 Your Health Here comes a shocker.  We’re health professionals and we want you to sit down.  Stop moving.  You thought we would say that people who move all the time are healthier.  While that is true in general, we highly recommend that at least three times a day, you sit down and quit moving. Mealtime should be at a table and there is evidence to prove it.  (This is not only good dietary...

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