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Vitamin D Exposed

Originally associated with the childhood disease rickets, vitamin D has reemerged as an important factor in health and disease prevention. The studies are so convincing, health organizations and our government are considering officially increasing the recommended daily requirement for vitamin D in the diet.  It is estimated that 75 percent of US teens and up to […]

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Super 7 Spices and Herbs

When talking about antioxidants, chances are visions of dark chocolate, juicy strawberries and pomegranate juice pop into your head. What about cinnamon or oregano? Creating meals using spices and herbs is one of the best ways to add color, taste and aroma (and antioxidants!) to foods without adding salt or fat. Antioxidants may help to […]

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Is Sugar Toxic?

Recently sugar has been all over the news as it’s been linked with the growing obesity problem in the United States. Earlier this month, Dr. Robert Lustig told CBS News’ “60 minutes” that sugar is addictive, toxic, and it’s killing us by increasing our risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, hypertension and cancer. The […]

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Diabetes Control for Life

By Amy Bowen, RD, LDN and Lindsey Hurd, Dietetic Intern, MS With sensible management through diet, exercise, and medication, individuals diagnosed with diabetes can live a long healthy life. Diabetes is a lifelong disease that cannot be cured. Luckily, risks for complications and accompanying diseases such as heart disease can be reversed or avoided by […]

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