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Holistic Nutritionist New York: What is a holistic nutritionist? Do you need one?

There is a growing number of people searching for holistic nutritionists, and there are many holistic nutrition practices.  What is important to understand is that “holistic nutritionist” is not a credentialed title. Anyone can call themselves…
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How to Improve Digestive Health

As I discussed and explained in previous blogs, there is a microscopic world that lives in your large intestine called the gut microbiome.  It is made up of trillions of microorganisms.  Though most are bacteria, there also are fungi and…
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What is the Importance of Digestive Health? A Long Island Certified Dietitian Nutritionist Discusses Gut Health

Everybody is talking about “gut health”. There are whole sections of bookstores now dedicated to books on digestive health; aisles of grocery stores and products pushing digestive health antidotes, remedies, fixes, and more. Once you understand…
is glycemic index important


To understand my answer, I need to explain the glycemic index, fiber, and processing: What is the glycemic index? By definition, the glycemic index is a measure of the blood glucose raising potential of the carbohydrate content of a food…
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Why Gut Health Matters As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I have worked with innumerable individuals over the years who struggle with digestive/gastrointestinal problems (gut health) such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel…
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Can a Dietitian Help You Lose Weight? What should you expect? Should you see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

In the New Year, it’s not uncommon to want to get healthier and lose those extra pounds. In fact, weight loss is a top resolution. How do you lose weight? Weight loss can be made very complicated, but this is unnecessary and counterproductive.…
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What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

With so many nutrition professions, it can be difficult to understand how they differ. This is especially the case for nutritionists and dietitians. The terms dietitian and nutritionist may sound similar, but there are significant distinctions: …
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 The link between diet and leaky gut syndrome explained by an RDN

Before you can understand leaky gut, you need to know the construction of the small intestines and their function. The small intestine is about 25 feet long, the longest segment of the gastrointestinal tract.  It is responsible for breaking…
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8 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays – Maintain a Healthy Weight, Feel Energized, Keep Your Immune System Strong

Though the holiday season has started, there’s no need to leave your healthy eating behind. Celebrate the season with family, friends, and tasty food. Reduce your chances of gaining those holiday pounds. Set realistic expectations, aim for…
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Food Expiration Dates: What they really mean explained by a Long Island Dietitian

Although we call them expiration dates, most don’t actually claim anything is expiring or unsafe. Instead, the labels say fresh until, display until, best when used by, better if used by, sell by, best by, enjoy by, best before, or—perhaps…