23 May 2017 The Importance of Nutrition with Cerebral Palsy

Food and activity trackers are not just tools for people who are trying to lose weight. For example, parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) can use trackers like MyNetDiary to help monitor their child's nutrition intake and activity to help promote healthy growth and development. Read the blog to learn more about Cerebral Palsy nutrition and physical activity issues and to explore links with more information on CP.

18 May 2017 Smoking and Weight Loss

What are the risks of smoking and weight management? Does smoking make us skinny? Which one is worse: tobacco or obesity? Lots to discuss on this topic.

9 May 2017 The Best Kept Secrets of Rhubarb

What are the three best-kept secrets of rhubarb? Growing up with a rhubarb patch in South Dakota, I thought everyone knew. Read on to find out.

2 May 2017 The Importance of Sleep, with Tips for Getting ZZZ's

Consistently meeting your calorie budget, getting in at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week and still not seeing weight loss results? Consider taking a look at your sleep habits.

25 April 2017 Expand your Probiotics Horizon with Kefir

Kefir is a unique probiotic food that originated in Eastern Europe long ago, and is gaining in popularity in other countries. What is it exactly and what are the benefits?

18 April 2017 Why Eating Slowly is a Good Idea

There are a lot of reasons why eating slowly is a good idea. Learn about the physical and psychological issues related to the eating process. You may find that when you eat more slowly, you will get more pleasure from the foods you eat.

11 April 2017 Try Meatless Mondays: Better for your Health, Wallet, and Planet

If your New Year's resolution has worn off and it feels more like a fleeting April Fool's joke, try Meatless Mondays as this month's health challenge. Read on and follow these four simple steps to improve your health by just changing your intake by 15%!

4 April 2017 A Healthier Gut Microbiome Thanks to Prebiotics

You've likely known for some time that your food choices make a difference when it comes to losing weight and preventing and treating disease. Did you realize that your food choices also impact the microbes living in your lower gut? Read on to learn about which foods contain prebiotic fiber and why it is important for health.

28 March 2017 Vitamin K Update

We all know vitamin K is involved with blood clotting, but did you know about the link to bone health? Or vascular disease?

21 March 2017 Stress Less with Diabetes

Diabetes is not for wimps. It is a serious, complex disease and there is a lot required of an individual to effectively manage it. We all get stressed at times but excessive stress can work against diabetes. Learn why it is important for anyone living with diabetes to manage stress. Find out diabetes stress-busting strategies to help live a smoother, more stress-free life.

14 March 2017 No Need to Knead Easy Artisan Bread

Can baking homemade bread really fit into my busy lifestyle and diet plan? This artisan bread recipe contains no yeast, no kneading, and no bread machine. Is this really bread? Enjoy this delicious and simple recipe that even a 6-year old could make!

7 March 2017 Four Tips to Help You Manage Weight While Traveling

Food is culture and it is a real pleasure to enjoy new foods and new ways of eating while traveling. Read on for some tips to help you succeed in managing your weight while on vacation.

28 February 2017 Yoga for Preventing and Managing Diabetes

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, it is best to keep cardio and strength training at the core of your exercise routine. Now let's venture beyond cardio-centric guidelines for diabetes and explore the benefits of adding yoga to your exercise plan for improved flexibility, balance and stress reduction.

24 February 2017 Understanding Body Composition and Testing for It

Curious about what your body weight really means? There are options to test your body composition, but why would you, what are the pros and cons, and are they reliable?

21 February 2017 When New Moms Gain Weight, is it the Pregnancy or the Parenthood?

It’s a widespread belief: pregnancy leads to permanent weight gain for women. But is it true? A new study suggests not.

14 February 2017 Is "Healthy Granola" Just a Good Marketing Scheme?

Since one cup of granola can easily provide 500 calories, which for a person trying to lose weight on a 1500-calorie diet, provides one third (1/3) of the calories needed for the day, is "healthy granola" just a good marketing scheme?

7 February 2017 Keep Your Motivation Tank From Dipping Too Low

Motivation levels dropping? Follow these 5 tips to keep your weight loss motivation tank from running too low.

31 January 2017 First Step Towards Understanding Gestational Diabetes

A sudden diagnosis of gestational diabetes for yourself or someone you love can be unnerving and leave you with a host of questions. The good news is that gestational diabetes can be managed through diet, exercise and if needed medications. Read on to learn more about how it is diagnosed as well as diet and lifestyle changes which can help to manage blood sugars.

24 January 2017 Why is my potassium and other minerals so low?

It’s a hidden problem with all nutrient trackers: missing values. And when the value for a nutrient is missing for a food you eat, your calculated intake for that nutrient is lower than it should be. Why is this happening?

17 January 2017 Don't Resist Strength Training as a Tool for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

We can all benefit from strength (resistance) training to increase muscle power. If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, then you have even more reason to include strength training in your fitness program. Read more in this blog.
Disclaimer: Please note that we cannot provide personalized advice and that the information provided does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit a medical professional.

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