Drug interactions with foods, grapefruit

Be aware of potential food and drug interactions

By Helaine Krasner MS, RDN, CDN Many people are not aware that the safety and effectiveness of certain medications can be impacted not only by when they are taken but what they are taken with. Certain food components can either decrease absorption, thus decreasing effectiveness of a medication, or can affect how easily the body…

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…

Enjoy fall fun and seasonal foods

By Janet Domke, RN BSN, and Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Seasonal eating is a good way to add variety to your diet and incorporate new recipes. Fresh autumn produce is available many local farmer’s markets, including brussel sprouts, cauliflower and turnips as well as cabbage and dark leafy greens, pears, apples, persimmons…

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…