Senior woman exercising lifting weights

Exercise and hormones

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Most of us are aware of the important health benefits of exercise and physical activity. These health benefits have been well researched and documented and include reducing risks of developing hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, obesity as well as depression and overall mental health. One of the…

Woman enjoying eating a meal

Turn (food) guilt into gratitude: A self-guided meditation

By Danielle Johnson RDN, CDN, RYT It’s that time of year again – the holidays! A time of year where we gather with loved ones to celebrate and eat delicious, decadent food. It’s not uncommon that we may indulge a little more than usual this time of year and feel immense guilt over it. Guilt…

Spoon full of sugar

Benefits of reducing sugar intake

By Linda Folken, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Research suggests that daily added-sugar intake for 90 percent of Americans regularly exceeds the Dietary Guidelines’ recommendation of no more than 10 percent of the total calorie intake (The American Heart Association suggests we limit added sugar to 24gms/day for women and 36gms/day for men).