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Happy Healthy Holidays: 5 tips for entertaining

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 12/22/2014

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just eat a little healthier, the holidays can be a difficult time. Help your guests and your own families maintain healthy habits (or get a jump start New Year’s resolutions) with these 5 tips for healthy holiday entertaining.

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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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Mercury and tuna: 5 tips for safe eating

Sara Lemley, CRNP | 11/25/2014

Before you prepare your next tuna salad sandwich or tuna casserole, consider some recent government warnings about mercury. Mercury levels in canned tuna are calling into question just how much of this dietary staple we should be eating. Learn 5 tips for eating fish safely.

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Are you a “clean” eater? Find out six steps to a “clean” diet

Allie Hardy, RDN LDN | 11/10/2014

You’ve probably heard the term “clean eating” on talk shows, spotted it on a magazine headline at the supermarket, or on a book cover. What exactly is clean eating and why is it good for you?

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This is no trick: You can treat your family to a healthy Halloween

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 10/16/2014

Do you battle your kids for weeks after Halloween, trying to make sure they don’t overdo it with the sugary treats they’ve brought home?

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