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Slow Progression of Parkinson’s Disease with Nutrition Therapy from a Long Island Dietitian

Is there a Role for nutrition in Parkinson’s Disease? ABSOLUTELY:  You can slow disease progression and improve symptoms! Increasing evidence suggests the way you eat may impact not just the development of Parkinson’s, but the progression…
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The Food Plan to Prevent and Manage Diabetes, explained by a registered dietitian nutritionist

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising worldwide, especially in older adults. Diet and lifestyle are effective tools for type 2 diabetes prevention and management. Though a plant-based food plan may be new to the public, it is not new…
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Dietary Interventions to Improve Brain Health from a Long Island RDN: WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOUR BODY IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

  ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT BRAIN HEALTH AND COGNITIVE DECLINE?   Many people, including a significant number of my patients, only consider their body’s nutritional needs, meaning from the neck down. But the neck up, the brain,…
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Long Island Dietitian Tips on How to Maintain Weight Loss after Ozempic: Lose Weight and Keep it Off

In my last blog I discussed the Ozempic-Wegovy weight-loss boom. These medications are being publicized as the latest magic to lose weight. Beware because the bigger problem is keeping the weight you lost off. Achieving meaningful weight…
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Long Island Certified Nutritionist Discusses OZEMPIC AND WEGOVY – Is this the new miracle weight loss drug??????

The news has been flooded with reports of Ozempic and Wegovy. Originally developed to treat diabetes, people have experienced rapid weight loss when taking these medications.  As a registered dietitian with over 30 years working with…
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Treat or Reverse Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) with an Individualized Diet Plan from a Long Island RDN

Question: Should I be worried about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? Answer:  Yes, you should be concerned. You need to learn what you can do to reverse this progressive disease.   Your liver is one of the largest organs in your…
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Improve Heart Health with a Diet Plan from a Long Island RDN: Ingredients of a Heart Healthy Diet

Hearts are an amazing muscle – beating about 100,000 times every day to keep us alive.  What you eat – or don’t eat, increases or decreases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure, as well as type 2 diabetes, hypertension,…
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Eating Patterns Recommendations for Healthy Aging from New York Dietitian Nutritionist: Dietary Recommendations for Seniors

In my last blog, I explained how important nutrition is for both prolonged life expectancy and decreased chronic, degenerative disease. Now you need to understand how and what to eat. Research has found that healthy dietary “patterns”,…
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Do older adults have different nutrition needs than younger adults? New York Dietitian Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Just like children do not have the same nutrition needs as adults, older adults have different nutrition needs. And there is no definition for “older adults”.  In my practice I define it as over 60. Both the science and my observation…
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What you need to know about Food Additives and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Improve Gut Health with Tips from New York Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and colitis, has increased over the 21st century.  Though the exact cause is unclear, there appears to be an interaction between environmental…