Eating Disorders

Artificial Sweeteners – sweet deal or not

Artificial sweeteners have been a part of the food supply for a long time. Ever since a Russian chemist discovered saccharin by accident in 1878, the quest for finding an alternative to table sugar has been nonstop. Sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners are substances that can be used to sweeten foods and beverages in place…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 9, 2015

Don’t neglect your oral health – your ability to eat depends on it

There have been tremendous advances in dentistry over the years helping us to keep or obtain a beautiful smile, but it still is very important to take care of what’s in our mouth – your teeth and gums. Oral health often gets overlooked in the scheme of taking care of ourselves. We may not brush…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 23, 2015

Battle of the (belly) bulge can be won

Call it what you want – belly bulge, belly fat, beer belly, pot belly, spare tire – most of us have some and would like to get rid of it. Fighting unwanted excess fat around the abdominal area can be a long, difficult battle many combat for years, often without success. Countless people usually give…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 31, 2015

Caution – 4 Grocery Store Danger Zones

Beware – your grocery store has danger zones that will try to thwart your attempts at healthy eating or losing weight. Of course, we all know grocery stores are usually safe places to shop. In fact, if we are going to eat, we have to go grocery shopping – unless we are completely self-sufficient with…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 26, 2015

Got gout? Eat like this

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis affecting more than 8 million Amercians. It is more likely to affect men however women, particularly after menopause, can become more susceptible to developing it also. A gout attack can have these symptoms: Sudden, unexpected severe pain often affecting the base of the big toe Can…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 25, 2015

Don’t Suffer in Silence with Binge Eating Disorder

Eating disorders, often not discussed, really should warrant more attention and research into the causes, complications, and appropriate treatment, but ideally, prevention before they can begin. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions affect all aspects of a person’s emotional and physical health and should not be thought of as just a fad. “This stems from one’s…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jul 30, 2015