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Healthy or Not? Unlocking the Secrets of Eggs

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N For a long time, this versatile, budget-friendly food was vilified in the health and nutrition world due to its high cholesterol levels. Some may remember the iconic Time magazine cover from 1984 picturing a plate of eggs and bacon frowning. Consumers obediently began choosing egg whites and imitation egg [...]

Pesky Pesticides: Should we be avoiding conventional produce?

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N I frequently get asked, “is organic worth the extra money?” by clients who are concerned about the potential effects of pesticides on health. As with most nutrition topics, my answer is, “It depends!” The organic food market continues to grow each year according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). [...]

Chockfull of Artichokes

By Colleen McTiernan As far as vegetables go, artichokes are certainly one of the more distinctive looking options. Artichokes owe their odd appearance to the fact that they (like capers) are actually flower buds! If your diet is lacking in fiber (like the majority of Americans), you may want to add some artichokes to your [...]

Water Yourself

By Taryn Tacher You’ve been hearing it your whole life — you should be drinking eight cups of water per day. But, is this actually true? We all have different body compositions, so how could our necessary water intake be universal? It isn’t. The amount of water you should drink daily directly correlates with your [...]

Not All Superfoods Wear Capes

By Shelby Davidson With all the buzz around new superfoods like acai, goji berries and chia seeds, we’ve forgotten about one of the most ancient spices that has been celebrated for centuries as both a delicious food and medicine — turmeric. The beautiful gold color you see when you have a curry dish, the golden lattes on Pinterest and iconic new vegan options [...]