Blog: Diet & Nutrition

With a history of breast cancer, why does one need to avoid soy protein isolate?

Your question is excellent. Let’s start by explaining what we are talking about. Soy protein isolate is the protein removed from defatted soy flakes. It does not have a flavor and is added to processed foods such as shakes, energy bars, and cereals to boost the protein content. It’s…

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Cholesterol Crisis: What to Do

One of my closest friends recently called me in a panic. “I just got my blood work done and I need your help, “she said. She told me that her total cholesterol was high, her high density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) was too low and her low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or…

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Food and the Flu: Preventative Foods

Millions of Americans suffer from yearly colds and flus (I was unfortunate to have the flu last week). A healthy diet and lifestyle may play a factor in reducing your risk of coming down with a cold or the flu. It is recommended that people get plenty of fruits and vegetables (around 5-7 +…

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Do Diets Work?

It seems that there is a new “miracle” weight loss diet invented each day. Some diet plans consist of eating cabbage soup or grapefruit for days on end. Others urge you to buy expensive pre-packaged food to help you lose weight and yet others insist that you eat according to your blood…

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Eat Well, Learn Better

New research published in the Journal of School Health proves that what kids eat has a direct impact on school performance. The University of Alberta study involved more than 5,000 children. Kids who got a lot of their calories from fruits and vegetables—and less from salty and fatty…

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