Expert Blog Posts

  1. February 15, 2014

    Walk your way to diabetes prevention

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.

    To help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure, start walking to work. Cycling works, too.

    2 comments
  2. January 23, 2014

    Education, motivation drive diabetes behavior change

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.

    Diabetes educators can't change your behavior. You have to want to change to improve health.

    6 comments
  3. April 10, 2013

    Sugar challenge: Cut the sweetness for 2 weeks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you give up added sugar and artificial sweeteners for two weeks? You may never think about sugar the same way again. 23 comments
  4. April 4, 2013

    Money talks when it comes to weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Would a financial incentive influence you to choose healthier foods and smaller portions, pass on dessert, and exercise more? 1 comment
  5. 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? 7 comments
  6. November 10, 2012

    Is a calorie always a calorie?

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. While studies continue to reveal new factors in weight gain, a healthy diet and physical activity are still the most important factors in managing weight.  6 comments
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. July 25, 2012

    Sitting disease

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The number of hours you spend sitting each day can affect how long you live as well as your quality of life. 14 comments
  10. June 7, 2012

    Sugar is sugar — Don't be fooled

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Whether sweetened with sugar or corn syrup, soda and other sugary drinks have been linked to poor diet, weight gain, obesity and diabetes. 52 comments
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