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Preventing Common GI Issues with Diet

Download a printable version of this blog post. Acid Reflux Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common digestive issues. The two most typical symptoms are heartburn and a sour taste in your mouth. Millions of people take some form of prescription or over the counter medication, and a lot of money is […]

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The Kidney Stone Diet

We live in what is known as the ‘stone belt’. That’s because there are increased risk factors for kidney stone formation. A lot of these kidney stone risk factors are lifestyle based. Making the necessary changes can help with preventing and reducing the frequency of kidney stones. More than 80% of kidney stones are made […]

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Recipe Corner: Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin-related! Recently, WakeMed dietitian, Parul Kharod, was featured in the Cary Magazine’s fall food article on pumpkin and its many nutritional benefits. Definitely check out the article in Cary Magazine’s September/October issue, out on stands now. Below, we’ve re-posted Parul’s original recipe. Give it a try at your next lunch […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

There is information overload on topics related to nutrition, fitness and health. Websites, blogs, books, and other media outlets have all sorts of information on various diets. It is important to know what and who to trust! There’s no ONE diet that is right for everyone, so it is important to follow a healthful eating […]

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