It’s Time to De-Stress!

April is National Stress Awareness Month. You may feel like you’re VERY aware of your stresses and don’t need a month dedicated to it. However, I suggest that during Stress Awareness Month you sit down and take the time to acknowledge your stresses and know that it’s okay to feel that way sometimes. This month,…

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Address Your IBS- National IBS Awareness Month

April is all about IBS awareness. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly known as IBS, is the most common gastrointestinal disorder worldwide. In fact, it affects 10-15% of the North American population. Symptoms of IBS are vague and vary from one individual to another. The purpose of this month is to shed some light on the what,…

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How Stress Affects Your Health

I think most of us can say that we feel stressed far more often than we would like to admit. Our day-to-day lives- from work, family life, etc.- are filled with stressors and can get a little bit chaotic. With all that stress surrounding us, it is important to take a step back every once…

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What to Do with Your Leap Day

Hi everyone! My name is Jackie LiPera and I’m a dietetic graduate student on Long Island. I work alongside Bonnie to develop wonderful nutrition-driven ideas and resources for you guys. I wrote this blog to give you some ideas on what you can do with your extra day this leap year.   We all have…

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How to Achieve Your Health Goals In 2016

Health and fitness seem to be on everybody’s mind this season. With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re probably busy worrying about your own New Year’s resolution list. I want to challenge you to ditch your list of New Year’s resolutions and instead set goals for yourself. There are many ways to make changes…

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New Findings on the Effects of Stress and Inflammation in Obese Individuals

Overweight and obese individuals, as you know, are at a much higher risk of developing a host of health complications and diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease than people who are at a normal weight.   However, new research indicates that the weight itself might not be the only factor.  You…

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Stress and Its Effect on Your Health

April is National Stress Awareness Month.  This will be the first of three posts that address stress, its effect on your health and how to combat it without turning to food.  No matter how positive and upbeat a person may be, stress is unfortunately an undeniable aspect of life. While there are different kinds of stress…

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6 Key Questions to Self-Assess Your Passover/Easter Eating Habits

Whether you celebrated Passover or Easter, now that the holiday is behind you, it’s time to do a self-assessment on your cooking and eating habits and see where you can improve for next year.  For me, eating on Passover is different than the way I eat all year round.  For one, I eat matzoh instead…

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Healthy Ways to De-Stress

Summer is a time for relaxation; however stress can still sneak up on us despite the sunny season.  Unfortunately food is sometimes a crutch a lot of people use for handling stress.  Usually using food to deal with anxiety adds up to even more anxiety from unwanted weight gain, or low self-esteem due to uncontrolled…

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Fall 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Reap the Many Benefits of Yoga Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Advanced Prostate Cancer? How Does Nutrition Affect Dental Hygiene? Weight Control in Young Adulthood May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Safe Food Handling to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving Feature Food of the Month: Pumpkin Healthy Recipe of the…

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Spring 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating the 26th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month National Nutrition Month® 2006 – Key Messages Stress and Its’ Impact on Your Diet and Health Cigarette Smoking and Nutrient Intake Should You Be Worried About Osteoporosis? Feature Food of the Month: Tofu Healthy Recipe: Tofu Veggie Burger Celebrating the 26th Anniversary of National…

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