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Just move – physical activity for health

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN I get it. Sometimes we just need to rest and recharge and put all those ambitious exercise goals on the back burner. Relaxation is a necessary part of health that lowers stress and enhances our immunity, but it’s important to strike a balance between physical activity and recovery.

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Excessive zinc supplementation can be dangerous to your health

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Are you supplementing with zinc? Be careful! Excess zinc intake can lead to a copper deficiency which can cause neurological problems, including numbness and weakness in the arms and legs.  Zinc is a trace mineral, meaning that we only need small amounts of it to support our health. It is…

Bowl of pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds for a nutritious snack

From your Bariatric nutrition team Pumpkin seeds are a perfect snack this time of year, or any time of year for that matter. They are packed with fiber and protein and contain essential minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, and potassium among others. Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants and are a good source of heart healthy…