nutrition

Blog entry | Nov 28 2016
When you think of vitamins and minerals, what is the first one that comes to mind? I know for me personally, it’s vitamin C. As an immunologist, it’s the micronutrient I get asked about a ton, especially around cold and flu season. You might see...
Blog entry | Nov 22 2016
You have probably heard that calcium plays a key role in keeping your bones strong. But did you know that in order to maximize your calcium absorption and function you also need vitamin D? Yup, it’s true! Most of the calcium you eat in food is in...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2016
You may have a lot of questions when it comes to healthy eating during pregnancy. How many calories do I need? Are there certain foods I need to eat? Our "Eating for Two" infographic covers all of the basics of healthy eating to support a growing...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2016
With the Olympics in full swing, we had the opportunity to sit down with two-time Olympic swimmer Gideon Louw to see how he uses nutrition to fuel him through training, competing, and recovery. Read on to see what this superstar swimmer had to say...
Blog entry | Aug 08 2016
Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just starting an exercise routine, there are a variety of nutrients that play an important role in reaching your health and fitness goals. Check out this infographic to learn more about what nutrients to look...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2016
You may have many questions about this important milestone. When are babies ready for solid foods? Which foods should be given? How much food is enough? This resource provides tips for starting solid foods and keeping infants safe when they are...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2016
A healthy eating pattern is very important during pregnancy. Good nutrition plays a key role in the health of both mother and baby. As a mom-to-be, you have higher nutrient needs than you did before conception. Yet the general principles of good...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2016
If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s the constant source of fresh fruits and vegetables. Growing up, my mother would take my brother and me to a local farm, where we would pick as many fruits as we could. I would stand in the fields...
Blog entry | May 18 2016
May 19 is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day. A chronic and lifelong illness, IBD includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and it affects 1.6 million Americans, including myself. Nutrition plays an important role for those with IBD;...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
This weekend, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be going head-to-head at the Super Bowl. The cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., are known for more than just their football talent, mascots and team colors. They also both have...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2016
We don’t live in a perfect world. If we did, Beyoncé would headline the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and seven layer nacho dip wouldn’t have any calories. But this year, I’ve “consciously uncoupled” from my unrealistic Super Bowl...
Blog entry | Jan 27 2016
What many people don’t know is that your fitness performance and what you eat are connected. Your diet can have a huge effect on your exercise. Professional athletes have dietitians who develop their menus during the season - every day is planned...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2016
Whether you are an avid watcher of "The Bachelor" or your remote just happens to land on its TV channel once in a while, most likely you are entertained by the spectacle that results when 25 women vie for the same guy. True to form, the season...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2015
2016 hasn’t even started and (with the elections, Olympics, and Lady Gaga’s wedding) it’s already shaping up to be an action-packed year. Along with big events, we can be sure that this year will bring new food and nutrition trends. So what will...
Blog entry | Dec 16 2015
Once you are done decking the halls and the egg nog is past its expiration date, it’s time to start putting those New Year’s Resolutions to practice. If you aren’t sure what you want to focus on in 2016 or are looking for some additional ways to...

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