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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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Brussel sprouts and kale salad

From your Bariatric nutrition team Although readily available most of the year, Brussels sprouts are in abundance right now. That makes it a perfect time to be creative with different recipes for this fabulous fall vegetable. This salad is rich in nutrients that include fiber and vitamins C and K from Brussels sprouts and vitamins…

Food control – take charge and take a step towards healthier eating

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Being in control of our food environment can be daunting to say the least. Trying to make healthy choices can be overwhelming due to the overabundance of unhealthy food choices, relentless advertising, and our own relationship with food. We eat when we are happy, sad, stressed, bored,…

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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…

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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…


Emotional eating, overeating, binge eating – is there a difference?

By Danielle Johnson, RDN, CDN What is emotional eating? It can be positive, for example, eating a special meal to celebrate an engagement or cake to celebrate a birthday. Emotional eating can also be negative, like eating for relief, distraction, numbness. Unfortunately, emotional eating is most often referred to in a negative way. When eating…