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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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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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Hearty Breakfast vs. Intermittent Fasting: Which Side are you on?

Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays! And this week many of us are getting to enjoy just that. The year is winding down, schools are starting holiday break, and many workers are using the last of their PTO before the end of the year deadline. It is a blessing to
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Healthy Holiday Treats

Welcome back for another week! We hope you had a truly lovely Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones, and that you were able to implement some of our tips for maintaining a healthy holiday. Our holiday season is still in full swing, so we’re going to continue the discussion on how
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Diabetes Awareness Month

Happy Fall, ya’ll….I mean yinz! It seems that autumn is finally upon us here in Pittsburgh, if the recent gray skies and rainy weather is any confirmation. I don’t know about you, but this gloomy atmosphere has us looking forward to the upcoming holiday season and all the
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What the Heck is Bone Broth?

Believe it or not, bone broth has been used for ages in many cultures, generally for the sick and the weak.  Today, it is gaining momentum once again to help aid in the healing of the gut, the joints, skin and muscles.  Bone broth is loaded with easily absorbed minerals,
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Don’t Fear the Fat

  It seems like fat is getting a bad rap lately. The grocery store shelves are filled with “low fat” and “light” products.  These products have less fat and often less calories, so they must be the best option for weight loss and overall health,
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Eat Local

Today people are becoming more and more aware of the importance of eating local. Why? Well, for several reasons. One, it is important to support our local farms. Two, eating local offers us more nutrition. The moment fruits and vegetables are picked; it begins to lose its
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Welcome To Our Blog!

My name is Rita and I am a registered dietitian, founder of RED Dietitians! I love food and have a passion for good, wholesome nutrition and most importantly REAL food! My goal is to provide you with information that helps you adapt a healthy lifestyle practice! I have a strong
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