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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…

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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…