Fruits and vegetables

Nutrition to support your immune system

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN Now is a great time emphasize the crucial role nutrition plays in immune function. We may be overwhelmed by messages and advertising for products to boost our immune system, but our bodies are uniquely designed to fight foreign invaders without outside help. Having the right building blocks on board will…

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…