Two nutrients necessary to keep a sharp mind and clear eyesight

When it comes to nutrients protecting and maintaining eye and brain health, there are two words everyone should be familiar with – lutein and zeaxanthin. This twosome are key nutrients that have substantial evidence-based science indicating the role they play in keeping two very important organs – the eyes and the brain – healthy and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 9, 2017

Which probiotics work best?

You’ve probably heard about probiotics – from kombucha to kefir, we’re seeing this term more and more often. There is a growing body of research suggesting that live-active cultures and bacteria like probiotics can treat and prevent health issues ranging from indigestion to allergies. But what exactly are probiotics and what can they really do…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 8, 2017

Food Truths From Farm to Table

Do you ever feel guilty about your food purchases? Is it confusing trying to decide whether you should be buying hormone-free, gluten-free or no GMO’s? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing author Michele Payn about her upcoming book to be published on March 20 called “Food Truths From Farm to Table. 25 surprising ways…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 23, 2017

My experience wearing a continuous blood glucose monitor

Working as a clinical registered dietitian at an endocrinology clinic always brings new challenges and opportunities of interacting with patients. Individuals with diabetes need dietitians’ expertise and advice to help better manage blood glucose levels gaining optimal control of their disease to reduce and prevent health complications. And what better way to do this than…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 15, 2017

January is National Soup Month

January is National Soup Month and what a month to celebrate soup! No matter what the weather where you live, a hot bowl of soup is always a perfect meal especially if it’s a cold winter day. And I have the perfect healthy soup you and your family will love. Sweet potato, lentil and sorghum…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 20, 2017

18 ideas for giving the “gift of health” this holiday

Are you finding it hard to choose a gift for someone who could perhaps use a little bit of nudging towards leading a healthier lifestyle?  Or maybe you’re looking for that special something for someone who already is a bona fide health nut.  Either way, giving a “gift of health” will benefit anyone. Here are…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 1, 2016

Reduce hypertension by reducing sodium

Nutrition label It’s official. More than 1 billion people globally are living with high blood pressure. This news came as a result from a recent study published in The Lancet finding that the number of people with this condition has almost doubled over the past 40 years. “This study is very eye-opening not only in…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 26, 2016

Food’s fight against prostate cancer

  Here’s a fact all men should know – other than non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, with lung cancer ranked as the leading cause. For the year 2016, the American Cancer…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 20, 2016

Handling weight gain during the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..but not necessarily if you’re watching your waistline. How do you get through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s without feeling as stuffed as the turkey? “It is estimated on average, Americans gain about one to two pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s,” said Dr. David Samadi, chairman of…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 13, 2016

Top 10 tips to eat less salt

You’ve heard it before maybe from your doctor or reading about it in an article – consume less salt in your diet.  Why is salt supposed to be shunned?  It’s not exactly that we should shun it completely as the human body does need a certain amount of the mineral sodium that salt is partly…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 7, 2016