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Organic Produce: The All or Nothing Mentality

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, Contributing Blogger Over the past decade, organic food sales in the US have increased from $6 billion in 2000 to $28.4 billion in 2012, with fruits and vegetables accounting for 43% of sales. While the move towards organic food purchasing may seem positive some demographics are unable to afford organic produce. Research has shown that this inability to afford organic produce may cause a decline…

The Power of Oats

Friday, November 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 1

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Not only is it delicious, but more and more research is pointing to many health benefits of oats. Several studies have noted benefits for digestive health, diabetes management, and cardiovascular health. Digestive Health Thanks to the soluble fiber found in oats, they are extremely good for your…

Getting to Know Your Healthcare (Plus Giveaway!)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
  The post was sponsored by UnitedHealthcare who also provided the $100.00 gift card to a randomly selected commenter on my blog (details below). As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) I live and breathe good nutrition, but part of a healthy lifestyle is making sure I see my physicians regularly and so do my children. Taking preventative measures with my health (like getting regular mammograms) and checking…

High Fat Diet to Help Combat Medical Conditions

Monday, July 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger You may have seen a rise in marketing for full fat products, or maybe you have noticed the prevalence of avocados in restaurants. This recent trend is partially due to a wave of research supporting intake of good fats. However, you may be surprised to know that there is a medical diet out there which is, strangely enough, more focused on unhealthy fats. Ketogenic

The Update On Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
  By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger In recent years, many folks have stayed away from eggs, butter, and full fat milk because of the high amounts of cholesterol found in these foods. With the recent release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, the latest cholesterol recommendations (of lack thereof) may have you enjoying eggs again. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol has many functions in the body including making…

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