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Ask The Dietitian: Probiotics from Foods

Question: I’ve heard that probiotics can be so good for me, but how can I get them from foods?  I don’t like to take pills. Answer: Probiotics have been shown to be very beneficial in creating a healthy gut. They can not only improve digestion

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Choosing the Right Vitamin/Mineral Supplement

Strolling down the supplement aisle can be very confusing. With so many options, it is difficult to know what’s your best option. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, more than ½ of Americans take a dietary supplement. Generally speaking, the risk of a

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How Should I Choose a Multivitamin?

Multivitamin Tips To Consider: When it comes to meeting your nutritional needs, food will always come first, pills come second. While supplements can make up for nutrient gaps in the diet, nothing can replace healthy eating.   The synergistic effect of nutrients working together from food

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FODMAP Friendly Websites

The low FODMAP diet was developed to help relieve individuals who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is characterized by symptoms of: lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, gas, distension, altered bowel habits, (constipation/diarrhea). Research has shown that 75% of IBS patients can benefit

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Rating the Milks

Cow’s milk just isn’t for everyone. Whether you have an allergy, sensitivity, lactose intolerance or follow a vegan diet, the good news is there are so many milk alternatives out there to choose from.  They vary in their nutrition, taste, cost, and texture. Soy Milk

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Ask the Dietitian: Protein Sources

Question: I’d like to incorporate more tofu as another protein source for my picky eater. How can I do this? Answer: Tofu, also known as soybean curd, is rich in protein and low in cost. It can be a great addition to anyone’s diet.  The

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Managing Food Allergies at Work

Managing an allergy in a work environment can be an awkward and uncomfortable situation for some. As food allergies are considered a disability under federal law, employers are obligated to make reasonable accommodations. Employers must engage in an ‘interactive process’ with employees to discuss accommodations

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Nutrition Trends 2017

Polluck Communications along with Today’s Dietitian magazine have recently released the results of their 5th annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” National Food Survey. According to 1700 dietitians nationwide, nutrition experts have revealed that diets are out and mindful eating is in. This entails having a

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Autoimmune Conditions and Diet: Is there a Link?

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARPA), autoimmune conditions are the second leading cause of chronic illnesses. With 10-20% of the U.S. population experiencing early stage symptoms and imbalances, only 5% are actually diagnosed and treated for an autoimmune disorder.   Most of the

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