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Combating Stress 101

What is the stress response? When we perceive a stressor, whether it is running from a lion, being late for work, or even experiencing illness or a trauma, our sympathetic nervous system activates the “fight or flight” response to help us cope with said stressor. Working counter
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FAQ: Should I go Gluten Free?

  Gluten: today’s hottest buzzword. It seems that overnight, every grocery store had a gluten free (GF) aisle and every restaurant boasted GF options. But, is there any science behind the trend of going gluten free? Read on to find out. What exactly is gluten? Gluten is a
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Nuts and Seeds: Good Fats AND Proteins!

Have you ever heard the expression “eat like a bird”? This week I actually heard some birds chirping outside and I just had to smile to think that might be a sign that spring is approaching. In an ode to this, I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate a discussion to a group
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February is Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month Here in the US, there is a lot of awareness currently being raised for a lot of causes. While we are being called to action on many fronts, we here at Red Dietitians can offer specific assistance in the federally recognized campaign that designates February as
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Coconut: The Fruit of Life

This week we’re going to get right into it because there is a whole lot of exciting information to cover. We are still discussing health benefits of fats for the month of February and we have another nutritional powerhouse to discuss today: THE COCONUT. This fruit is truly the
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Superfood In Focus: The Avocado

  Well, we are officially in February, and I don’t know about you, but I was hoping the groundhog would say we were through the worst of it. This winter has been long enough, and I feel like I’m some sort of hibernating animal, staying inside and trying to stay warm.  It
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Diet Plan Superstar: The Mediterranean Diet

Ok, I know, we’re technically in February, which means our discussions on trendy diets, which was the focus for the month of January, should be finished. But it’s just the first day, and this one is so good we had to include it.  We absolutely had to include a discussion on the
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DASH Diet 101

Today’s post will have you DASH-ing out to try some new and exciting recipes. Our penultimate diet plan discussion is focusing on the DASH diet! Accolades of the DASH Diet Plan If you are still searching out the diet plan that may be right for you, read on to find out more about
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Hydration Station

  I don’t know about you but I have been struggling to stay hydrated these last few weeks!  With the bitter cold and the dryness that comes with it, I feel my skin, hair and mouth needing more and more water.  Water is crucial to your health. On average, it makes up 60% or
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Let’s Talk About Elimination Diets: The Whole 30 Plan

Welcome back! Can you believe we are already halfway through January? This may be a good time to step back and assess where we are with any nutrition goals or resolutions we may have set recently. Many people are using the start of the year as an opportunity to get back on track
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