Celiac Disease and Gluten: Info You Need to Know

Celiac Disease Celiac disease is a genetically mediated autoimmune disease that causes major intestinal inflammation and damage from the consumption of gluten. The chances of having celiac disease is 1:141. The treatment of this disease is a very strict gluten-free diet. Since following a gluten- free diet can be very challenging, the person with celiac disease needs a support system...
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Carbohydrates to choose for health and performance

Don’t Ditch the Carbs: Healthy High Carb Foods to Choose

When I say “carb” what do you think of? Bread! Pasta! Bagels! These are the answers I hear most often. Usually for health conscious clients, they come in with a negative connotation associated with these words. They expect to be told to cut these out of the diet to have a healthy life. Put your mind at ease, the dietitian...
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4 Things to Know Before Buying Dietary Supplements

You make food and lifestyle choices to keep you energetic, free from illness, and feeling great. Now you’re wondering "Should I take supplements to help my health?" What is the difference between a vitamin/mineral and other herbal and performance enhancing supplements? Vitamins and minerals are chemical substances found in our food that our bodies require in very small amounts (compared...
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It All Goes Back To Baseball: Nutrition Philosophy Learned From the Game

It’s Opening Day!  Another season begins. Don’t stop reading.  We promise this really is about nutrition.  We want to share what baseball has helped us learn in life and in turn, develop a practice philosophy which supports our clients on their journey to improved nutrition.   Full disclosure, we’re baseball fans and we root for the Phillies.  For us, the...
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Exercise Induced Period Loss: It’s Not Normal and Here’s Why

A well circulated, long-told tale in the female endurance sport community is that when training increases toward peak workouts, menstruation will stop. You see, the tale continues, a female athlete knows they are in supreme fitness when they lose their period, and it’s totally normal for a competitive girl to experience this. It’s great, after all, not needing to worry...
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6 Things to Include in Your Food Journal

Is your relationship with food confusing and messy? Do you find that you over eat, under-eat or don’t remember what you did eat? Do you do this even when knowing the right thing to eat? A food journal may be just what you need! A journal increases your awareness of what, how and why you eat.  With that increased awareness...
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5 ways to “Up” your (healthy) pizza game

Extra cheese and pepperoni, step aside. Pizza gets a reputation for being “unhealthy” by some, but let’s think about what it is at its core: a grain (crust), a vegetable (tomato sauce) and a dairy (cheese). Hmm, that sounds a lot like a healthy meal to me with 3 food groups and a mix of macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat, and protein)....
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Pack Some Snacks

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian trail choose trail names - some are intense, some funny. Sometimes they’re assigned to a hiker by others who meet them. While reading the book “Wild” I was discussing this with my husband who assigned me the trail name “Snacks”. I’m not a thru-hiker but I’m an endurance runner and a pretty hungry one - so...
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