Posts Tagged 'Nutrition'

Diet Sodas and Your Health

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Let me start off by saying that I love diet sodas and I have made an educated decision to continue drinking them. I find that diet sodas and sugar substitutes fit well with my diet; however, I am aware of how much I consume and am careful not to overdo it. I also live a healthy lifestyle which helps reduce my chances of developing health conditions that may be related to drinking diet sodas. The American Heart Association came out with a study that showed that sugary drinks were linked to about 180,000 deaths around the world. That kind of data does not exist for diet drinks yet. I wanted to provide you all with the research that is out there right now on diet sodas so that you too can make an educated decision on what you choose to consume.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Nov 08, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Exercise Your Right To Exercise

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Today should be like any other day in which we as Americans (317 million in which 56 are Americans with disabilities) should look to engage in some form of exercise activity. Remember in our land of freedom we do have choices. Your choices of exercise should be vast and numerous. Although quality is just as important as quantity. If you choose to view today as another day of exercising then great! However, for those who don’t always look to these opportunities, well today is that day. As we celebrated National Health and Fitness day on Monday, please look at this day as an opportunity to

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 01, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

What’s in a Dietitian’s Shopping Cart? Part 2: Quick Meals

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Even as a dietitian I find it hard to grocery shop every once in a while. What do I want to eat? What will I actually cook? What is healthy AND flavorful? All of these questions run through my head when I’m on my way to the store. It is on these days that I use my quick and easy meal list which I have memorized over time. It is always a good idea to have a handful of recipes that you can recollect on the spot. This may be even more important if you have a physical disability that causes you to fatigue quickly. You don’t want to be trolling down every aisle to find what you need or to get ideas for your next meal because that is just wasted energy. I invite you to take a peek into my shopping cart and try out some of the recipes I use when I’m stuck in a grocery store rut.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Aug 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Easy as Pie: Nutrition 101

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I have hesitated to write this post for a while because when people find out my major they usually exclaim, “Tell me what to eat!”  Please keep in mind that I do know a fair amount about nutrition, however

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jul 30, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

Best vitamins to ensure healthy growth as a young adult

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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 26, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Food, food, food

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The best nutrition advice that I have ever read comes from a book by Michael Pollan called In Defense of Food.

Posted by Susan Silverman May 30, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Let me move!

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We have a problem here in our modern society (well, more than one, but I’ll just tackle this one for today). Our world is set up for us to be as still as possible. I don’t know about you,

Posted by Susan Silverman May 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Easy Way to Adapt Your Kitchen

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For those who have a disability that inhibits your cooking skills, I have just the thing to help adapt your kitchen without spending oodles of money on renovations. All you need is a toaster oven! I have collected a few of my favorite recipes for you and listed them below.

Posted by Carleton Rivers May 22, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Best Foods to Kick Start Your Journey to a Healthier You

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Any day is the perfect day to start on a personal journey of increased healthiness. It does not have to be done at the beginning of a new year or on a birthday. It certainly does not have to be started when one gets bad news at a doctor’s visit. Instead, healthy living is something that is built on every day of the year. One of the best ways to do this is with healthy eating. While numerous foods have health benefits, these five categories of food will help an individual to get their healthy eating off to a great start!

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Apr 24, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Taking Care of the Caregiver

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 You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

                                                                                                                                    ~Buddha

Caregivers are among the true heroes of the world. If you’ve taken on that crucial role for a family member, friend, or as a paid position caring for someone whose disability or illness prevents self-care, you work extraordinarily hard—so hard that you may be neglecting your own self-care, which means…

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 18, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments