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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"The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook" Review
Nov04

"The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook" Review

I recently read a brand new diabetes-related cookbook, had a great conversation with the author, and couldn’t help but share this with you.  If you are learning to live with diabetes, you MUST learn how to cook for yourself and this book is a great place to start. Robyn Webb, nutritionist, author, teacher, and food editor of Diabetes Forecast Magazine (American Diabetes Association) among other things, has penned an outstanding...

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What Is Medical Nutrition Therapy?
Jan08

What Is Medical Nutrition Therapy?

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?  MNT is a series of doctor-prescribed consultative sessions with a Registered Dietitian.   That’s the short, easy answer.  Let’s look at it in a little more detail and talk about ways it can be beneficial to you below. A couple more definitions from authoritative sources . . . Medicare refers to it as Nutrition Therapy Services (Medical). “Nutritional assessment, one-on-one...

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