Category Archives: Dietician Advice

Managing High Blood Pressure with Nutrition

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Managing your high blood pressure can be such a pain. Fortunately, with a better understanding of nutrition’s role, it doesn’t have to be. By Rita Zapien, Registered Dietitian   According to the American Heart Association, about half of Americans have high blood pressure, known as hypertension. Many people don’t know they have it because most …

Understanding Nutritional Wellness and HIV

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It’s possible – even easy – to support your immune system with proper nutrition. By Carol Wolin, MA RD LD   “But, I have HIV” is an expression I often hear when discussing nutrition with my clients. My response is that malnutrition never benefitted anyone’s health, but good nutritional foundations lay the framework for energy, …

Dietitians on Diabetes: Eating What You Want and Enjoying It

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Living with diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t have what you crave. The trick is knowing how to manage the craving. By Ileana Martinez, Registered Dietitian   This year’s national nutrition month theme invites us to embrace global cultures and cuisines by celebrating a “world of flavors”. As a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist I have …

Registered Dietitian Weighs in on When to Seek a Nutrition Consult

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There are many reasons you might want to consult a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), including achieving a healthy weight, supporting a healthy pregnancy, boosting athletic performance, and more. By Barrett White   Your body is like a machine, and food is fuel. Your body uses what you put into it – carbs for fuel, proteins …

November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Ileana Martinez, Registered Dietitian November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This month, people from all over the world come together to bring awareness to all types of diabetes including: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, latent-autoimmune diabetes in Adults (LADA) and prediabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and …

Is there such a thing as eating too healthily? Technically, yes.

By Barrett White Orthorexia is no joke, and it develops in gay and bisexual men more often than other demographics.   You can eat the birthday cake. You will be fine. Progress isn’t built in a day – it isn’t unraveled in a day, either. Orthorexia, the less-discussed cousin of anorexia, is an eating disorder …