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Planning for 2021

Posted On: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

new-year-blog-post.pngIn just a few days it will be a new year, 2021.  A time to take stock, reflect on the year that has passed (and what a year 2020 was!) and to look towards the future and make some plans. But before we scribble down a few goals, with the best of intentions of course, it might be a good idea to set the scene.

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Dietary Change and Family Influences

Posted On: Thursday, December 10, 2020

family-diet-blog-post.jpgDerrick is a thirty-five-year-old husband and father of two who returns from the doctor's office with a concerning topic to discuss with his family. His doctor let him know that he is at risk for developing heart disease and diabetes and that Derrick will need to make significant changes to his lifestyle if he wants to avoid those adverse health outcomes.

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Cooking With the IBD-AID

Posted On: Monday, November 23, 2020

thanksgiving-menu-blog.jpgAs we begin to prepare for Thanksgiving, either by going to the stores or ordering groceries for delivery, we have you covered for IBD-AID recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family. These recipes are nutritious and full of flavor.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What is it, and How Does Diet Fit in?

Posted On: Monday, October 26, 2020

inflammatory-bowel-disease-blog.jpgInflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the collective term for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is an inflammatory disease that affects roughly 1 in 200 people in the US.

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Updates about the Melody Trial

Posted On: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

melody-trial-blog-image.jpgWe are sharing another update on our progress with the MELODY Trial: Modulating Early Life Microbiome through Dietary Intervention in Crohn's Disease. We have now enrolled 91 women in the trial, and 68 of their babies have been born. We have collected over 900 samples so far.

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How to Eat While Social Distancing

Posted On: Thursday, March 19, 2020

social-distancing-blog-nutriton.jpgWith COVID-19 spreading it is wise to avoid going out if at all possible and although grocery stores will remain open, try to stock up on groceries to last at least a couple weeks to maintain social distancing.

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Nutritional Yeast – Nourishing or No-Go?

Posted On: Monday, February 24, 2020

nutritional-yeast-blog-post.jpgNutritional yeast is a species of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is the same type of yeast that’s used to bake bread and brew beer. While brewer’s, baker’s and nutritional yeasts are technically made from the same species of yeast, they are very different products.

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Kombu, From the Sea

Posted On: Monday, February 17, 2020

kombu-by-the-sea-nutrition-blog.jpgKombu is one of many sea vegetables becoming more mainstream in our western culture. Nori, dulse, and spirulina are also sea vegetables that have moved beyond the health food stores and Japanese restaurants to grocery store shelves.

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Squash Season

Posted On: Monday, February 10, 2020

squash-season-nutrition-blog.jpgMany people strive to eat local, seasonal produce. But what should you do when it’s winter and fresh, local produce is difficult to find? Winter is the perfect time to explore the cornucopia of squash options.

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Pack It Up!

Posted On: Monday, January 20, 2020

pack-it-up-blog.jpgLunch time can be the highlight of a long, challenging work day. But what should you eat for lunch? Your choices at lunch can have effects on the rest of your day, your health, your waistline, and your wallet. Eat a large or heavy meal, and you could feel bloated and sluggish after lunch. Go out to a restaurant and your wallet might feel a pinch. One way to combat these difficulties is packing your own lunch. Bringing lunch from home offers many advantages.

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New Year, New You

Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2020

nutrition-new-year-2020-blog.jpgAs we wave goodbye to the 2010s and say hello to 2020, many of us may have planned a resolution for the new year. Much has been written about making resolutions, but I’ll share a tip that I read a year or so ago that has really helped me.

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Comfort Food, Mindfully

Posted On: Friday, December 20, 2019

comfort-food-blog-post.jpgNow that the snowy season has begun and the wind is howling outside, it can be tempting to stay indoors with your favorite warm, delicious foods. This can be especially true during the holiday season, when stress levels often spike and eating a healthy diet can feel like a low priority. Tempting treats are everywhere. How can you cope?

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Nothing but Nuts

Posted On: Monday, December 09, 2019

nuts-blog-post.jpgA staple snack when out and about, nuts can be a very healthy part of your diet. Nuts are full of protein, healthy fats, and important minerals. Peanuts (and all nuts) have a low glycemic index, so they can also be a healthy choice for people with diabetes. Some nuts are healthier than others, so let’s explore some different kinds of nuts and you’ll see that when it comes to incorporating nuts into your diet…there’s “nut-ting” to it!

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Fruits and Vegetables – Most of Us Need More!

Posted On: Monday, December 02, 2019

fruits-and-vegetables-blog-nutrition.jpgResearch has shown that only 1 in 10 Americans eats the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Eating fruits and veggies is important, but many of us struggle to work these foods into our diets.

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Eating on the Road

Posted On: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

on-the-road-blog-nutrition.jpgWith the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself traveling long distances. Whether you travel by car or plane, you can still make healthy choices while you’re away from home. Here are a few suggestions!

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