RHR: Vegetables—How Many to Eat and What Kinds

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We have a simple question this week, but I’m sure it’s one that a lot of people actually wonder about. We all hear that we should eat a lot of vegetables, but is this one of these assumptions that we just don’t question and it’s actually not true? What does the research actually say about how many servings of vegetables a day we should eat? What are all the relevant issues? There are, of course, lots… Read More

Should You Really Throw Out Your Scale?

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This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! What kind of scale-user are you? Do you weigh every day at 7am sharp and keep a journal of the numbers? Do you barely know what that dust-covered object on the floor of your bathroom is? We all have a different relationship with the scale – some healthy, some not. How useful (or… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 42, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Bill Lagakos (of the site Calories Proper) recently wrote an article on the “essential” fatty acids found in vegetable oil, and how they’re not really essential when DHA intake is adequate. Omega-3 fats like DHA and EPA cannot be synthesized by the body and thus we must consume them to prevent a… Read More

RHR: Does early introduction of gluten prevent Celiac disease in kids?

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We have a fantastic question this week. Very recently, I saw two new studies that are related to this topic come out. I read a couple of commentaries about them and then when I was reviewing questions that we could cover this week, I heard this question and thought, “Well, this is perfect timing.” It’s true that early studies indicated that it might be possible to reduce the risk of developing celiac disease by introducing… Read More

Are you one of the “walking unwell”?

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Today, millions—if not billions—of people around the world are suffering from what I call “chronic unwellness.” They may not be seriously ill, but they never feel completely well. They have nagging symptoms that prevent them from feeling their best, and often stand in the way of accomplishing their goals or living life to the fullest. Symptoms like: Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, and other uncomfortable digestive issues Sugar cravings and blood sugar swings throughout the… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 41, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past There has been a great deal of back and forth about celiac disease and the benefits (or lack thereof) of a gluten-free diet. On one hand, several news outlets have jumped on the story that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a myth, and that the true culprit for these digestive disorders is the… Read More