The Shakedown on Salt

The Shakedown on Salt by Danielle Van Schaick, R.D. What is sodium? Sodium (or salt) is an essential mineral and one of four electrolytes needed for regulation of fluid balance in the body, contraction of muscles (including the heart), and the conduction of nerve impulses. How much sodium do we need in our diet? 9-50 […]

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Diabetes – A Brief Overview

Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus is a complicated and chronic disease. This blog post will by no means do justice to the information now known and available about diabetes and the implications of this disease. Physicians, nurses and a host of other health care providers specialize in just diabetes and the care of the patient, so […]

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Conscious Eating

By Melonie Dodaro Do any of these situations sound familiar? You’ve been running around all morning catching up on errands and lose track of time and then remember all you had for breakfast was a cup of coffee. So you grab a muffin, and inhale it as you drive to your next errand. Then you […]

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How to Cope with Osteoarthritis and the Knee

Arthritis or degenerative joint disease is so common I am sure we all know someone or of someone who suffers from arthritis. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form is osteoarthritis. But other forms of arthritis include: Anklosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, Paget’s disease, Psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid disease. Today’s […]

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ARE YOU A DIET VICTIM?

By Melonie Dodaro A diet victim excuse is the line you tell others, and yourself, about why you haven’t been successful with your health goals in the past. By and large, this is a conglomeration of misconceptions, assumptions, and denial all rolled up into one. All of us have heard or used the following excuses […]

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