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Eat this, not that: Enjoy your favorite summer foods in a healthier way

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 05/22/2015


Ahh…Memorial Day. The unofficial start to summer: longer days, lighter foods, farm stands, the beach—I love everything about summer. But, for some, the summer season can feel like a virtual minefield of barbecues and vacations that disrupt routines and cause healthy eating habits to slide. Learn how to enjoy your favorites in a healthier way.

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7 ways to save money and eat healthier

Beth Koser Schwartz, RN, MSN | 05/18/2015


Despite what many people may think, healthy eating doesn’t need to be expensive. 

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5 ways to spring clean your body and mind

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 04/08/2015


As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, it’s the perfect time to ramp up your exercise routine and healthy eating habits. If you’ve been in a winter rut, try these spring cleaning tips for body and mind.

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Sugar replaces fat as the #1 enemy in American diets

Rolf L. Andersen, MD | 02/26/2015


New recommendations say Americans should focus less on the fat in their diets, and more on limiting sugar. Learn why the fat paradox makes sense.

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8 ways to avoid holiday landmines

Richard Grunden, MD | 12/03/2014


The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are like a battlefield littered with landmines. Turkey and all the trimmings, holiday parties, goodies left in the office kitchen, creamy eggnog, candy and cookies—all topped off with a New Year’s Eve bash. What’s a health-conscious person to do? 

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