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Beyond Picky Eating: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Ricky, a smiling 10 year old boy, came into my office accompanied by his mom. She and his pediatrician were concerned because Ricky was not growing the way he should. Mom says Ricky has always been a picky eater, but

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BEYOND THE HEADLINES: HIGH FAT DIETS HEALTHIER THAN HIGH CARBOHYDRATES -REALLY?

A recent study has resulted in a flurry of headlines such as: New Study Favors Fat Over Carbs published in the New York Times (9/8//17). They report on a study called PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology) which was recently

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NUTRITION FOR A HEALTHY MICROBIOME

We’re all abuzz about gut microorganisms these days.  We’ve come to appreciate the many benefits that all those little bugs living in our intestines provide for our health.  They help us digest food, make vitamins, bolster our immune system, control

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Teen Boys and Men are Eating Too Much Protein

If you were paying attention when the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans was issued on January 7, you may have heard that teen boys and men were singled out as eating too much protein. This is a problem for 2

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THE NEW US DIETARY GUIDELINES: SCIENCE OR POLITICS?

Updated federal dietary guidelines were published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 7th, 2016, and the blogosphere went wild with commentary. Based on recommendations made by a

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ANTIOXIDANTS- WHAT’S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT AND ARE THEY REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

By Christie Sauer, Graduate Student in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Teachers College, Columbia University Among the numerous health trends dominating the market today, products rich in antioxidants rank fairly high. Should we be grabbing these packages off shelves and consuming

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A PARENTS GUIDE TO IMPROVING THE MEAL-TIME EXPERIENCE WITH KIDS

Do you have picky eaters?  Do you find yourself making multiple meals to accommodate everyone’s preferences?  Does dinner last way too long as you cajole your kids into eating enough so you can feel as though they’re well nourished?  Experts agree that working

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ARE YOU GLUTEN FREE?

Are you gluten-free?  This was the subject line in an email I received from Open Table, the online restaurant reservation people.  The anti-gluten movement has become so mainstream that many restaurants are now recreating their menus to accommodate its adherents,

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Fish Oil Supplements are Hot, But Do They Help?

Fueled by media reports of health benefits coupled with convincing marketing materials, fish oil supplements have now become the 3rd most widely used dietary supplement in the US. Fish oil supplements provide omega-3 fatty acids, whose reported benefits include reducing

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NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES COMING SOON

You may have noticed that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been a hot topic in the news lately. That’s because the group of health and nutrition experts charged with updating them recently released their recommendations. Why is this important?

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