cooking with essential oils

Spice up your cooking with essential oils

By Linda Folken, RDN, CDN, CHC-ACE While cooking methods often depend on diet and personal preferences, there are several benefits to using essential oils in cooking. Not only will essential oils provide any meal with a powerful flavor, but they also provide a natural way to flavor food and can offer convenience when fresh ingredients…

B Vitamins

Four of the B vitamins: thiamine, biotin, folate and cobalamin

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM There are eight water-soluble B vitamins that do not provide energy, thus do not have calories, but act as cofactors and coenzymes in the release of energy from food. The B vitamins are: Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Biotin (B7), Folate/Folic acid…

exercise for breast cancer survivors

The benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Over the past two decades, exercise-oncology research, particularly with breast cancer, has made great strides and revealed very positive results. The research confirms that “exercise plays a vital role in improving cardiopulmonary function, psychological events, muscular strength, and endurance in breast cancer survivors” (1).

carbohydrates

Swapping carbs

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Why are carbs so complicated? Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient and are vital for our bodies to perform. Carbohydrates provide the necessary fuel for our bodies and minds to function. We could not survive very long without carbohydrates. When most people think of carbohydrates they think of…