Acai Berry

  This berry has been a traditional food and medicine of Amazon basin tribes for centuries, only recently coming to be common on United States shelves. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple fruit obtained from…
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Should Older Adults Take Vitamins?

Vitamins are an interesting topic in the field of nutrition. Some people feel strongly about taking them, whereas others are wary of their effectiveness. I feel that the need for vitamins should be determined on an individual level. It’s important…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 2

Part 2 – Anemia caused by Vitamin B-12 and/or Folate Deficiency. Even though iron deficiency anemia (part 1) is the number one nutrient deficiency in the U.S among children and women of childbearing age, there are other types of anemia…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 1

The world of nutrition seems like it should be so simple, just eat a good diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and you should be fine, right? I wish it were that simple, but people are not simple creations and human individuality comes through…
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7 “Most Wanted” Nutrients for 2019

We all know getting proper nutrition is important, but figuring out what to focus on can be confusing – should you worry about iron?  Carbs?  Vitamin D?  Saturated fats?  Cholesterol?  Healthy Fats? or what? So to keep things simple,…

Eat Right: The Sodium Attack – Do You Really Need to Limit Salt?

I was reading some articles yesterday that came through on my Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics daily email and was very happy to see this article by Caroline Scott-Thomas questioning population-wide salt reduction. I have been questioning…
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Eating Fruits and Veggies is as Important as Lowering Sodium for Blood Pressure

In celebration of Fruit & Veggies - More Matters month, I would like to bring your attention to the role fruits & veggies take in the battle against high blood pressure. When it comes to lowering blood pressure, rightfully, most people…