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Blog Profile / About.com's Nutrition Blog


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Filed Under:Health / Nutrition
Posts on Regator:494
Posts / Week:1.7
Archived Since:January 18, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Spring Forward or Fall Back: Foods Can Help You Adapt

The change from to Standard to Daylight Savings Time in the spring and back again n the fall can mess up your sleeping pattern. Your body will adjust, but... Read Full Post

Three Nutrition Lies We Tell Ourselves

Rachel Gurevich, our Infertility Expert at About.com suggested I make a list of lies we tell ourselves about eating -- basically how we stretch the truth about certain beneficial foods... Read Full Post

Mangos All Year Long

I received a box of fresh mangos from the National Mango Board, along with a few notes on how to use mangos all year long. I like mangos, but I... Read Full Post

Holiday Diet Tips

I know that people don't want to think about healthy eating all the time during the holidays. In fact, it's a time of year that gets a little quiet for... Read Full Post

This Week's Q&A

Joseph asks, "What suggested is the amount of vitamin D daily value percentages on food labels refer to, since there are so many (400, 800 and 1200 IUs)? This is... Read Full Post

This Week's Q&A

Joe asks, "My family doctor says cranberries are useless in helping with urinary problems. Do you agree?" You can see me answer here: Can cranberries really prevent bladder infections? Got a... Read Full Post

This Week's Q&A

Christine asked about the nutrition and calorie information for kabocha squash. I can't find the exact info, but it should be about the same as other winter squash. Learn more: How Many Calories in Kabocha Squash?... Read Full Post

Do Calcium Supplements Interfere with Medications?

Renee asks a question about calcium supplements and if they interfere with some medications. Find out which medications interact with calcium. Previous Nutrition Questions Will B Vitamins Give Me Energy? Should You See a Nutritionist or Dietitian? Can I Take Omega-3 Supplements Instead of Eating Fish? Got a nutrition question? Ask me!

Can't Find the Answer to Your Nutrition Question?

Ask me! I can't promise to answer every question I receive, but I'll answer as many as I can. Submit your question here, then look for the answer on my... Read Full Post

Spring Forward: Foods Can Help You Adapt

It's coming. The change from to Standard to Daylight Savings Time gives us less sunlight in the morning, but it gets dark later at night. It always takes me a... Read Full Post

Bad Sugars: WHO Thinks You Need Less

The World Health Organization currently suggests that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of your total energy intake per day. But a new WHO guideline is in the... Read Full Post

FDA Proposes Changes to Nutrition Facts Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to make a few changes to the current nutrition facts labels that you see on the backs of packaged foods. The changes don't... Read Full Post

Go Get a Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a vegetable that can be served like pasta. Once it's cooked, you can rake out the strands and top with your favorite pasta sauce. Oh --... Read Full Post

The Bride's Nutrition Guide

Is there a wedding in your future? I wrote up this Bride's Guide to Nutrition to help you look and feel your best on your big day. It's not to... Read Full Post

Unexpected Weight Loss

Unexpected weight loss can happen when you're stressed or going through some serious emotional issues. Once you work through things, you're appetite should return and your weight will probably return... Read Full Post

How to Follow a Mediterranean Diet

A number of experts believe the Mediterranean diet is good for your heart. And since February is American Heart Month, I decided to offer up my tips on how to... Read Full Post

Orthorexia

People with orthorexia have developed an obsession with eating only healthy foods (or what they perceive to be healthy). While it mostly causes psychological symptoms, it can cause health problems... Read Full Post

Foods That Cause Gas

Gas is air that gets trapped in your digestive tract. It can happen when you eat too fast or it can be caused by certain foods. I have a new... Read Full Post

Foods to Avoid if You Have Gout

Gout is a painful condition that involves a build up of uric acid crystals in your joints. I was recently asked what foods to avoid to help prevent gout attacks.... Read Full Post

DASH Diet

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It's low in sodium and somewhat low in fat because you eat lots of fruits and vegetables. It's got plenty of science... Read Full Post

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