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I was truly mourning food and the experiences surrounding food.
Why I Became a Dietitian

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders.


This is an edited excerpt from “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,” which will be published on August 9th by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

If you’re a parent, I’m guessing that you are familiar with this tactic.
Whether or not you have gestational diabetes, this post will help you understand how it develops and why it’s important to maintain normal blood sugar (for all pregnant women, really).
Left unntreated, celiac disease can lead to long-term health complications. Often diagnosis occurs only because a patient has developed one or more of these serious conditions that resist treatment.
There's a real concern that these chemicals may cause health problems, including an increase in breast cancer risk.
While training and skill are important, your body's fuel matters, too. That's why you need a nutrition game plan.
September is PCOS Awareness Month and YES nutrition can help!
Evidence has increasingly accumulated that cancer may be preventable, too.
The milk of mothers who give birth prematurely is somewhat different than milk produced by women after a full-term baby's birth.
Breastmilk is a baby’s first vaccine, the first and best protection they have against illness and disease.
Food as medicine in action!
Breastfeeding is both a science and an art, heavy with conflicting advice from family, friends, medical professionals, and even strangers.  So what's a mama to do in those first couple days in the hospital to get breastfeeding off to a good start?

Q&A offers parents insight and tips

Food is fuel and knowing what to eat and drink ahead of exams can make all the difference to your performance.
Every year, millions of Americans fire up the grill on the Fourth of July. Though it's a holiday, eating right doesn't have to take the day off.
The reason so many women have trouble making enough breast milk to feed their newborn is partly because a large proportion of them are prediabetic - insulin dysregulation undermines their milk supply.
Researchers are starting to find that a man’s nutrition and lifestyle choices can leave lasting marks on his future children as well as his grandchildren.
Men’s Health Week, celebrated June 13 to 19, highlights the importance of men taking better care of themselves.
As you soak in rays of almost-summer sunshine, your thoughts may turn to vitamin D — because you probably know it has something to do with the sun. But do you actually know what it is?
On Friday 5/20/16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States unveiled a new food label.
Long before prescription drugs, food was one of the foremost methods of healing.
Dr. Harry Fisch is director of the Male Reproductive Center and a professor of clinical urology at Columbia University Medical Center's New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the author of “The Male Biological Clock.”
Americans eat nearly eight pounds of fresh strawberries a year – and with them, dozens of pesticides, including chemicals that have been linked to cancer and reproductive damage or are banned in Europe.
Under the new CACFP nutrition standards, meals and snacks served will include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat.
Throughout history, food has been linked to successful human reproduction. While we know that diet and nutrients are important for maternal conception, we don’t know as much about the role nutrition plays in paternal reproduction. However, the research world is beginning to show how diet can impact male fertility.
You may be surprised to learn that there is arsenic in rice.

There is growing evidence that nutrition may play a role in managing symptoms of autism in some children. Here is a look at the current research supporting these nutritional interventions.

Despite an obesity epidemic in this country, nearly 4 percent of children and teens are underweight. Being underweight is not the same as being thin or slender. Some children have a naturally slight build and maintain it with a well-balanced diet and physical activity. However, true underweight may be a sign of dietary, health or emotional problems.
If you are in a situation where you are seeking to increase your milk production, the first and most important thing to determine is whether you are truly not producing enough. Many mothers expect that their supply will be abundant and feel that they are not making enough milk, when they actually have a perfectly sufficient supply.
In India, across cultures, the postpartum period is given much emphasis.The woman is supposed to rest, rejuvenate and replenish. She is not to do any housework or other strenuous activities. Basically she is to be pampered with love for the next month at least.
Even the most committed and knowledgeable vegan may face doubts when pregnant. Actually, it is reasonably simple to follow a vegan diet throughout pregnancy while eating foods that meet your needs and the needs of your baby.
A growing body of work over the last two decades suggests that phthalates can rewire the male reproductive system, interfering with the operation of androgenic hormones, such as testosterone, that play key roles in male development from testicular development to sperm quality.
We will be healthy if we eat nutritious food. Our food is either nutritious or not. We are healthy or we are not. If we eat nutritious food, we may enhance what health we possess.
When most of us think of fertility treatment, we imagine sophisticated diagnostic testing, powerful medications, and high-tech procedures. Choosing certain foods and drinks as a way to influence your ability to become pregnant sounds more like folktale wisdom than medical advice.
Put simply, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.
The gut microbiota is a complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Children are essentially born without microbes in their gut, and they are immediately colonized upon birth. The next several years are critical in establishing a person's endogenous gut microbiota.
When you need to discipline your child, do not do it with food.
Minimizing added sugar is a priority for many parents, but it's not as simple as trading cookies and soda for fruit and water.
How human milk shapes and nourishes the infant gut microbiome
As it turns out, the US isn't the only country struggling to give diet advice. Here's a quick look at fascinating — and similarly conflicted — guidelines from around the world.
Help kids learn about the importance of healthy, natural foods by making it a game.
Researchers highlight the importance of a healthy microbiome for both expectant mothers and their offspring in a new review, suggesting that any disturbances to microbiota in early life could impact the risk of later-life disease.

Contrary to popular belief, healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables are affordable.

These are 20 of my favorite tips that has prevented picky eating in our household. What are your favorites? Care to add any to the list?
A short series on the identification and management of picky eating provided by Nutrition Care of Rochester
A short series on the identification and management of picky eating provided by Nutrition Care of Rochester
A short series on the identification and management of picky eating provided by Nutrition Care of Rochester
A short series on the identification and management of picky eating provided by Nutrition Care of Rochester
A short series on the identification and management of picky eating provided by Nutrition Care of Rochester

Women who gained as little as 12 pounds between first and second pregnancies had increased risk of stillbirth or infant death

Turns out dads are also eating for two. A study reveals that a man's weight affects the heritable information contained in sperm. The sperm cells of lean and obese men possess different epigenetic marks, notable at gene regions associated with the control of appetite. The comparisons, which included 13 lean men and 10 obese men, offer one biological explanation for why children of obese fathers are themselves more predisposed to obesity.
Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy
Today, as part of an ongoing effort to address the obesity epidemic and care for patients, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued new recommendations focusing on obesity in pregnancy and physical activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
New research reveals the extraordinary impact that your mother's diet at the time of your conception has on the rest of your life, writes Michael Mosley.
This class is for parents whom are expecting a child, have a young infant, or have a toddler and would like to learn how to feed their child. This is an excellent class series for parents who want to start their child off on the right foot. These classes will help encourage healthy eating, prevent picky eating, and will help to avoid mealtime battles. Don't wait, it is much easier to prevent picky eating than it is to reverse it!
Fertility Fact: 12% of all infertility cases are a result of weighing too much or too little. An unhealthy body weight may prevent you from having children. 
Childhood obesity fact: The probability of childhood obesity persisting into adulthood is estimated to increase from approximately 20% at 4 years of age, to approximately 80% by adolescence.
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