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Coconut Oil Craze

By Natalie Rizzo Coconut oil has grown in popularity tremendously lately.  It’s said to be a “miraculous” oil with many health benefits as well as being helpful for hair, skin, and lips.  Vegans are using it as a substitute for

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Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars: Too Much Of A Good Thing For Kids?

Earlier this year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) issued a report that examined the levels of vitamin A, zinc, and niacin in fortified foods. They found that fortified cereals and snack bars could lead to an excessive intake of these

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Protecting an Athlete’s Health: IOC Focuses on Energy Deficiency

The primary goal of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) sports medicine team is to protect the health of the athlete. The Committee addressed the widespread incidence of eating disorders and it’s effect on the menstrual cycle and bone health in

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DR. DOLINS TALKS NUTRITION AT 2014 NBAPA TOP 100 CAMP

Hot topics included pre-game meals, snacks, hydration, and building muscle.  Dr. Dolins was prepared when asked “how do we prevent what happened to Lebron in the finals” – already had a slide on that one!

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HOW DO KIDS KNOW WHEN TO STOP EATING?

What’s a parent to do?  We all hear about the importance of family meals, but if a young child finishes eating and wants to leave the table do we insist that he stay?  If we have planned dessert, do we

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New Sugar Guidelines: Tips For Swapping Your Sweets

 By Natalie Rizzo I was recently gathering all the ingredients in my fridge to make a smoothie and I took out this Organic Vanilla yogurt. Shopping in a hurry one day, I bought this without reading the nutrition label. It

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IS GLUTEN-FREE THE NEW LO CARB?

On February 17, 2014, the New York Times printed an article in their Business section by Stephanie Strom titled “A Big Bet on Gluten-Free.”  The article reports that 11% of households are now purchasing gluten-free foods, and that the industry

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE

A Day In The Life Of An Olympic Athlete By Natalie Rizzo  Everyone knows that becoming an Olympian is no small feat, and that these athletes spend the majority of their time training and eating.  What we don’t always think

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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS NUTRITION CONFERENCE, NY City November 4-5

Presented by Professionals in Nutrition and Exercise and Sports (PINES) in partnership with PowerBar and Nestle Nutrition Institute. Attendees and speakers from around the globe came to New York City on Marathon Weekend to advance PINE’S mission of excellence in

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RESOLVE TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: 4 EASY TIPS

Resolve to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: 4 Easy Tips By Natalie Rizzo It’s that time of year when everyone is making resolutions to lose weight and get in shape.  Most resolutions start with optimism and determination, but they are

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