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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…

5 Reasons to Love Idaho Potatoes

Thursday, March 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
This post was sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission Although spuds get a bad reputation, they’re actually nutritional all-stars! Idaho potatoes with the “Grown In Idaho” seal let you know that you’re getting high quality potatoes filled with all kinds of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should show some love to these deliciously healthy potatoes. 1. Always in season
Idaho’s growing season…

Building the Best Breakfast: New Insights from Research

Monday, March 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger The importance of having a nutritious breakfast to start the day, especially for kids in elementary school and high school, has been demonstrated time and time again. For example, a recent study found that kids and teens who eat breakfast tend to have lower body fat, body mass index (BMI), and insulin levels, and better metabolic syndrome scores. In another study, kids…