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A dietitian’s advice for reducing food guilt

When it comes to indulging in food, many of us often feel what we refer to as “food guilt,” a feeling of shame that we have done something wrong.

The hard truth about hard seltzer: It’s not as ‘healthy’ as you may think

Often when people consume a food or drink that is perceived to be “healthier” for them, they tend to over-consume.

5 lessons this registered dietitian has learned after almost a decade in practice

You’ve heard it countless times: moderation, moderation, moderation. And while it may seem a bit of a cliché, it holds true. Life is all about balance.

A dietitian’s guide to healthy summer snacking

Snacking can help you keep your energy up and your blood sugars stable in between meals. Try to choose snacks around 150 to 200 calories, with greater than 3 grams of fiber, at least 5 grams of protein, and natural ingredients, when possible.

Feeling your oats: What’s best and healthy

Due to the healthy sources of complex carbohydrates, protein, and a good amount of fiber, oats can keep you full and satisfied, but there are health factors to consider.

Five ways to spring clean your routine: A dietitian’s guide

With nicer weather, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs and get ready to amp up your healthy habits.

The ketogenic diet is about more than weight loss. How one mother uses it to control her son’s seizures.

The diet is appealing to people who wish to lose weight, but this was not its original intent when it was developed in the 1920s to treat epilepsy and other neurological conditions.

Kidney stones are preventable. Here's what you can do.

According to the World Journal of Urology, calcium-oxalate stones are the most common form of kidney stone, making up nearly 80 percent of all cases in the U.S.

Is fruit interfering with your weight loss goals? A dietitian weighs in

You can eat too much of a good thing, even when it comes to something as health-promoting as fruit. Here's how to keep a healthy habit from turning harmful.

Philly dietitian shares best defenses against flu season

While no diet remedy or nutritional supplement has been scientifically-proven to effectively prevent the flu, here are five nutritional tips that may help boost your immune system.