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Rthm – The Body Clock (iOS Version 2.5)

Synopsis of the App Rthm aims to help you discover the best times to eat, exercise and sleep based on your personal body clock and circadian rhythms. Platform and Price Apple and Android. Free 7-day trial with a premium version available at $19.99/year. RDN Score 3 out of 5 Pros Excellent design that’s cheerful, easy-to-navigate...

December 14, 2017December 14, 2017by
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Yazio (iOS Version 4.6.3)

Synopsis of the App Yazio is a calorie counter app with a serious focus on keeping those numbers in check. Platform and Price Android and Apple. Free to start. In-app products from $6.99 to $54.99 per item. RDN Score 3 out of 5 Pros Cheerful design that’s easy-to-navigate and includes appealing food photography. To start, each...

December 14, 2017December 14, 2017by
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The Jar-to-Go: Totally Adorable and Totally Practical

Product reviewed: Lékué Jar To Go As a busy New Yorker who wears a lot of hats in my professional life, I’m all about finding ways to make healthy on-the-go eating easy. My kitchen cabinets are stacked with all manner of reusable containers. I don’t have time for messes, and I hate shelling out big...

December 13, 2017December 13, 2017by
Boosting Moods with Foods
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Boosting Moods with Foods

In my video Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood and Productivity, I discuss a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of dietary patterns and depression that concluded that a healthy diet pattern was “significantly associated with a reduced odds of depression.” However, out of the 21 studies the researchers were able to find in the medical literature,...

December 13, 2017December 13, 2017by
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Sorghum, the Grain You Might Be Missing

I am sorghum obsessed, so I want to share with you what it is, why I love it and how you can incorporate it into your diet. What is Sorghum? Sorghum is a cereal grain that grows tall like corn and is one of the top five cereal crops in the world. Sorghum has been...

December 12, 2017December 12, 2017by
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When Your Breakfast Starts to Look Like Dessert, Do This

We are constantly told by the media that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, might it just be the most marketed meal of the day? The fat, sugar and calorie content of many of the pastries available at your local diner and coffee shop are on par with dessert. When did...

December 9, 2017December 9, 2017by
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Why Get a Head Start on the Dietetic Internship?

Getting through undergrad and preparing to apply for a dietetic internship can be overwhelming. The list of must-dos and must-haves seems endless, and it can be easy to put off preparing for the internship until your senior year. However, taking the time to start early can be extremely beneficial.  What’s Important? Reading through the available...

December 8, 2017December 8, 2017by
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Kitchen Basters: Infuse Foods with Flavor

Proper basting is the key to a moist roast or turkey. Fortunately, there is a range of kitchen basters to help seal in juices and drippings, resulting in a flavorful meal. Kitchen basters include bulb basters, basting and pastry brushes, and combination basters that pair a bulb baster with a needle injector attachment or a...

December 8, 2017December 8, 2017by
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Smoked Salmon and Herbed Avocado Toast

With the holidays upon us, Food & Nutrition’s recipe developers cooked up a beautiful spread of secretly nutritious snacks, sweets and mocktails that are sure to entertain guests! Find our other “Festive Fete” recipes here. Servings: 8Serving size: 2 piecesPrep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 2 minutes Ingredients 1 medium avocado 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh...

December 8, 2017December 8, 2017by
The Health Effects of Heavy Metal Music
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The Health Effects of Heavy Metal Music

As I discussed in my video Music as Medicine, the stress-reducing effects of music appear to extend throughout the clinical spectrum—even to the critically ill, intubated in an intensive care unit. Those listening to Mozart through headphones cut stress hormones like adrenaline in half compared to those with headphones playing nothing, which resulted in a...

December 8, 2017December 8, 2017by