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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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GETTING BIGGER: DIETARY SUPPLEMENT ADVICE FOR TEENS

Chances are you know a teenage boy or two who would like to increase the size of his muscles.  While an effective exercise program matched with adequate nutrition will allow them to accomplish this goal, many respond to the lure

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Leaner Isn’t Always Better For Athletes

Claire, a high school track athlete, is careful about what she eats.  Competing in the 5k, she feels that the leaner she is, the faster she will run.  She avoids bread and other starchy foods, and hardly ever allows herself

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Improving Success with Weight Management

The 40-something guy was feeling frustrated.  He estimates he’s lost over 100 pounds in the past 15 years, always gaining it back and more.  When he’s feeling motivated, he cuts back dramatically on his eating and drinking and spends long

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American Academy of Pediatrics Issues New Clinical Report: Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents

Soaring obesity rates have led to widespread interventions as public health professionals try to stem the tide.  As treatment is notoriously difficult, prevention of overweight and obesity, particularly in children and teens, has become a major focus of these interventions.

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CONFUSING MESSAGES ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS

If you’re confused about the best strategy for weight loss, it’s no surprise.  Despite voluminous research, there is no clear “best” approach. Unfortunately, media messages contribute to the confusion.  Consider one recent article in published in the New York Times

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IS IT HELPFUL TO BE TOLD YOUR CHILD IS OBESE?

The smiley faced 4 year old was tagged as obese during a pre-school screening for body mass index (BMI), much to the surprise of Mom who thought her child looked healthy.  At above the 99th percentile for age, this child

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NUTRITION AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Stumped by conflicting advice on how to eat for success?  You’re not alone!  Search the internet for information on sports nutrition and you’ll find sites proclaiming that athletes must avoid gluten, carbohydrates and fat and others asserting that the surest

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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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