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5 Foods to Fight the Winter Blues

Friday, February 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report As the cold weather is in full swing, many people find themselves experiencing the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, affects 25 million Americans, many of them women. People who suffer from SAD may experience sadness, lack of interest in activities they usually enjoy, poor sleep, energy loss and feelings of worthlessness.…

Spotlight on Salt

Monday, November 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger Eating less salt (or sodium) is recommended to help prevent or manage high blood pressure and heart disease. In August 2014, a series of new research studies revisited this link between sodium and heart health, unraveling greater insight into the recommendations. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults eat no more than 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams…

White After Labor Day? Yes! It’s A Must Eat!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS Contributing Blogger Now that summer has officially come to an end, many of us will be packing up our cut offs and tank tops, and savoring the last few juicy watermelons we can get our hands on. As I contemplated retiring my favorite white jeans for the season, I started thinking; what whites can stay after Labor Day? Fruits and Veggies? You Bet!
We all know that colorful fruits and vegetables are…

Busting the Myths of Food Allergies and Food Intolerances

Monday, June 16th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
Although you may think that food allergies and food intolerances are the same thing—they’re not. Many folks use the term interchangeably and mistakenly assume that they must avoid the offending food. I often give talks on this important topic because there are so many misconceptions and misinformation swirling around. Here’s a closer look at common myths surrounding allergies and intolerances. Myth #1:

Probiotics: Bacteria That’s Good For You

Friday, June 6th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger The history of probiotics is an old one that goes as far back as the Bible, which mentions sour milk. While the idea of eating live bacteria may seem strange, the use of probiotics for good health goes back in time. In the 1800’s Ukraine-born scientist Elie Metchnikoff observed the connection between yogurt consumption by Bulgarian peasants and improved health and longevity.…