Category: e-nutrionist

Battling Vitamin D Deficiency During Winter Months Ahead

October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Battling Vitamin D Deficiency During Winter Months Ahead

By Betty Murray Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth. Working with other vitamins, minerals, and hormones, vitamin D promotes bone mineralization. A deficiency in vitamin D increases the risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. It has also been associated with an increased risk for depression, diabetes, certain cancers, autoimmune disorders, high […]

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The Truth About White Vegetables

May 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Truth About White Vegetables

By Betty Murray When you think about eating foods of a rainbow of colors, there’s one important color (or non-color) you can’t forget — white. White vegetables aren’t lacking in nutrients simply because they aren’t as colorful as an array of peppers and other rich, colorful veggies. In fact, some white vegetables can help you get […]

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Want to lose weight? Learn these 10 healthy eating habits

May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Want to lose weight? Learn these 10 healthy eating habits

By Betty Murray Weight gain is often tied to the many small choices we make day in and day out, rather than any one main cause. Seemingly “harmless” habits you may not even recognize can throw your whole diet off course, leading to serious weight gain. If you want to lose weight, incorporate these healthy eating […]

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Got Food Allergies? Check out these allergy-friendly restaurants

April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Got Food Allergies? Check out these allergy-friendly restaurants

By Betty Murray Food allergies can make eating out difficult. How do you know exactly what is in the meal you order at a restaurant, and can you be sure it hasn’t been contaminated with something you or your child is allergic to, such as peanuts or eggs? If you have food allergies, you need to […]

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Get More Greens in Your Diet

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Get More Greens in Your Diet

By Betty Murray What one food packs the most nutrients and is most beneficial to your health? Greens. Like them or not, leafy green vegetables are low in carbohydrates, sodium, fat and cholesterol, and are packed with vitamins and minerals that can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. As a general rule, the darker […]

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5 Foods That Help You Slim Down

March 10, 2014 0 Comments
5 Foods That Help You Slim Down

By Betty Murray Summer is just a few months away; it’s time to start working on your beach body! Even if you’ve been eating a relatively healthy diet, you may find that you’re struggling to lose excess pounds and inches around your waist. If you need an extra weight loss boost, check your diet for these […]

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Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

By Betty Murray Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily known for it’s role in promoting healthy, strong bones. But vitamin D does more for the body than prevent osteoporosis and protect the bones from fractures. A vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to depression, diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, […]

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Save Your Money and Your Health with Smart Healthcare Preventions

January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Save Your Money and Your Health with Smart Healthcare Preventions

By Betty Murray “Healthy eating is too expensive.” This is a common excuse people make when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Does this sound familiar? If you’ve ever found yourself complaining about the high cost of healthy food, or nutritional supplements,  it’s time to change your perspective. Look at it this way: How much […]

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Have a happy, gluten-free Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Have a happy, gluten-free Thanksgiving

By Betty Murray Gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly common, and for good reason. Gluten can cause gut problems like bloating, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, energy loss and skin problems for people with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease. Now that doesn’t sound like a pleasant way to spend the holidays, does it? Gluten-free diets aren’t only beneficial to […]

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How to handle emotional eating during the holiday season

November 13, 2013 0 Comments
How to handle emotional eating during the holiday season

By Betty Murray The holidays are a difficult time for many people, are they hard for you? Perhaps this holiday season will be your first without a loved one. Maybe you have to spend the holiday away from family and friends. Whatever the reason, it isn’t uncommon for the holidays to bring about depression. Coping with […]

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