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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle
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The Meaning of Moderation - Can All Foods Fit?

Can we really eat "everything in moderation?" A fellow dietitian recently proclaimed on his blog ( that the popular phrase "operates on the inane – and utterly insane – notion that peaches, Pop-Tarts, muffins, soda, lentils, and tomatoes should all be approached the same way." Funnily enough, while arguing that twenty different dietitians would have...

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Rev Up Your Immune System Before Cold and Flu Season

Fall is filled with little pleasures – every year I eagerly anticipate sipping hot apple cider on crisp autumn afternoons, seeing the leaves turn orange and yellow and catching football games from the couch on lazy Sundays. What I don't look forward to, though, is the inevitable cold and flu season. We spend more time indoors as the weather gets colder, which makes us more likely to...

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Fad Diet or Fraud Diet? Get Wise Before You Get Scammed

Inject yourself with the pregnancy hormone hCG and you'll lose 30 pounds in 30 days! Go gluten-free to cure all your health woes! These are just a few of the myriad claims you might encounter when watching infomercials, paging through magazines or browsing the Internet. But what's true and what's not? Who can you trust when it comes to your health? It can be extremely frustrating t...

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