Expert Blog Posts

  1. February 8, 2014

    Guidelines point the way to better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    What will new guidelines on preventing heart disease and obesity mean for you?

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  2. October 2, 2013

    Is the Mediterranean diet more than a diet?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do factors besides the diet itself play a role in the benefits attributed to the Mediterranean diet? 8 comments
  3. April 17, 2013

    Another look at meat consumption and mortality

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. A small amount of meat can be a nutritious part of your diet, but quantity is important. 22 comments
  4. March 27, 2013

    Calories reconsidered

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is the formula used for predicting weight loss flawed? What about how calorie counts are calculated? 8 comments
  5. December 5, 2012

    Multiple options exist for dealing with adversity

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Struggling? Don't go it alone. Help is available whether you're looking for a spiritual advisor or a health care provider. 3 comments
  6. October 3, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 18 comments
  7. September 26, 2012

    Don't go against the grain — Go whole grain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Grains are part of a healthy diet, and at least half should be whole grains. Try these easy tips for adding whole grains to meals. 4 comments
  8. September 19, 2012

    Eggs and heart disease — still controversial

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. If you're at risk of heart disease, a new study suggests you should avoid regularly eating egg yolks. 28 comments
  9. September 5, 2012

    Mindfulness for a healthy mind and body

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mindfulness appears to boost the immune system in addition to its mental health benefits. 8 comments
  10. August 15, 2012

    Fruit or vegetable — Do you know the difference?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you explain the difference between fruits and vegetables? And do you get enough of both in your diet? 74 comments
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