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Can Pasta Be Included in A Healthy Weight Loss Plan? Answered by a certified dietitian nutritionist

As a Long Island registered dietitian nutritionist, many of my weight loss patients mistakenly think that pasta must be avoided. Pasta is restricted on most “one-size-fits all diets” since it is typically viewed as a food that causes…

Long Island Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s Tips to Reduce Risk of Gout: DIETARY MEASURES AND NUTRITION INTERVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Our bodies break down a naturally occurring chemical called purine into uric acid, which then is eliminated through our urine. Gout occurs when high levels of uric acid in the blood cause crystals to form and build up around a joint. This…
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WHAT IS A PLANT-BASED PLAN and why is it so confusing? – The answers are explained by a Long Island Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

  There is no clear definition of a plant-based diet: To some it is a vegan diet, to others a vegetarian diet, to many it is pescatarian plan, and lastly a flexitarian plan. Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus…
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Keeping Those Unwanted Pounds Off – A Long Island Registered Dietitian’s Tips

As a registered dietitian who has been working with individuals for more than 30 years, I have learned what common beliefs prevail: Most people mistakenly believe the challenge of weight management is to lose weight.  Research shows that…
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What’s on your plate? Long Island Registered Dietitian Explains Moderately Processed and Ultra-processed foods

  As a Registered Dietitian, I work to empower people to feel confident about their choices, selecting the healthiest options and enjoying what they eat. As a continuation from the previous blog, I want to explain moderately processed…
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What’s on your plate? Long Island Registered Dietitian Discusses the Difference Between Whole Foods and Processed Foods

Whole Foods are an important component of every healthy diet. Simply stated, whole foods are foods that still look the way they did when they grew in nature - or very similar to it-  remaining close to their original state.  More…
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Long Island Integrative Nutrition Therapist’s Plant-Based Diet Recommendations for Covid-19: What You Can Do to Improve Immune Function

We are all in the midst of a global pandemic, yet public health advisers have failed to provide any of the evidence-based nutrition or lifestyle related recommendations widely acknowledged as essential for the optimal function of human physiology.…

Why People See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Registered dietitians are experts in food, nutrition as well as the role of nutrients in promoting health. They advise people on optimizing intake in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or to achieve a specific health-related goal. For those…
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How Nutrition Affects Brain Health from Long Island Certified Nutritionist: Can you boost your brain power?

We all have concerns over loss of cognitive function, particularly descent into Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Many studies suggest that maintaining cognitive health, as well as slowing and even preventing cognitive decline, dementia,…
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Nutrition Tips for Beautiful Skin

Want your face to glow?  Food can boost your skin health. When you nourish your body with food to promote health, you also nourish your skin. By selecting certain foods, you can turn around your tired-looking skin. Here’s how to…