Nutrition

Nutrition

Our nutrition team covers several topics including healthy eating, food trends, diets, and more. They also put together in-depth product and service reviews. Wondering where to start? Check out our posts on food portion sizes, fat facts, and the DASH diet. If you like our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

Activated charcoal in powder and block form.
Making the rounds in the health industry is a dietary supplement known as activated charcoal (or activated carbon). It’s been gaining popularity as a powdered food additive that's added to things like pizza doughs, yogurts, tonic beverages and much more. While providing these foods with a rarely seen black coloring, most people find that it has no taste at...
Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow’s milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
Registered Dietitians - Food & Nutrition Experts
A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who is authorized to perform medical nutrition therapy. In addition, they are medical professionals that work with patients to develop a personalized approach to healing and well-being through a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. In the video below, Amanda Haney highlights everything you need to know about registered dietitians. https://youtu.be/RPKSoUPo-_8 If...
Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products such as meat.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high total blood cholesterol. Therefore, many people want to know how to keep their cholesterol in a healthy range. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses the difference between dietary and blood cholesterol. She...
Breast Engorgement - How To Prevent (& Survive) This Painful Condition
Breastfeeding, although a miraculous journey for you and baby, can be a real challenge. Whether you are a new mom or a mom of many, delivering a baby is emotionally and physically exhausting! Now that your baby is here, your worries may have shifted to if they’re going to easily latch or if your breasts will become engorged. As...
Kids in the Kitchen - How To Raise Healthy Eaters
I hear it from parents all the time “my child just doesn’t want to eat the foods I make!” Truth be told, mealtime with kids can feel like a constant battle. Personally, I like to work with families to make mealtime an interactive activity that can help your child to grow up to be healthier. In the video below, Amanda...
When making changes for a healthier lifestyle, do you remember to include what you are drinking? Beverages are the number one source of added sugar in our diets, which increase your risk for tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Truth be told, a lot of empty calories and added sugar may be hiding in some of...
Consuming too much fatty foods, like french fries, can cause GERD flare ups.
Today I would like to share a few facts with you about a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD for short. GERD occurs when the contents of your stomach pass through your lower esophageal sphincter and back into your esophagus. This causes a painful burning sensation that feels like it’s situated behind your breastbone as it moves up...
This is a pile of sugar.
On average, Americans consume a large amount of added sugars! Sadly, this can lead to obesity and other health problems. Eating sugary foods adds extra calories and often replaces foods high in nutrients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses what you need to know about the hidden sugars found in everyday foods. https://youtu.be/RZ0N14iusI4 If you...
Constipation - How To Prevent & Relieve This Painful Condition
At some point in your life, you have probably dealt with constipation! Sometimes it is occasional, like from a change in eating patterns or travel. Other times it is a constant issue that you can’t quite seem to get rid of! In the video below, Amanda Legro discusses ways to prevent and relieve constipation. https://youtu.be/iBiHjIprXgk If you don’t like the video or want...