Latest Expert Articles

  • What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
    What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? by: Alex Raymond, RD, LD   Did you know that chronic kidney disease or CKD affects 1 in 10 people in the United States? But, what exactly is CKD? How do you know if you are at risk for it? What does GFR mean and why is it important to kidney health? What can you do to prevent or improve CKD? What is CKD? Chronic kidney disease means ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Lowers After-Meal Blood Sugar in Type 1 Diabetes, Study Finds
    Extra-virgin olive oil, a key component of the highly praised Mediterranean diet, appears to have a variety of health benefits, including improving the nutritional value of foods when used for frying and reducing cholesterol levels after meals compared to other types of fat. Now, a small new study out of Italy suggests that the oil may have another benefit: reducing after-meal blood sugar levels in people with Type 1 diabetes. To determine ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Nutrition Myths: Are Soy Foods Safe?
    Today I’d like to partake in some serious nutrition myth-busting. As a dietitian who specializes in cancer and plant-based diets, I’m constantly asked about the safety of soy foods.  Today, I hope to ease your mind by sharing the quality scientific evidence we have related to this plant-based staple. Food Sources Soy can be found in foods such as tofu, tempeh, miso, natto (a traditional Japanese fermented food), soy milk, edamame, soy nuts, soybean oil, protein ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Week 1: Start a 100 Meal Journey this #NutritionMonth!
    Eating well can boost your health and help you feel your best. Want to eat better? Instead of trying to change everything at once, take a 100 Meal Journey. We eat about 100 meals in a month, so focus on making a small, lasting change and stick with it… one meal at a time. March is Nutrition Month, so now is a perfect time to join in! Committing to make a healthy change is a ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Around the Diabetes Blogosphere in February 2016
    This is a very special February since it's a Leap Year, and somehow that extra day seems to have generated even more love than usual from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) -- despite some serious snow recently dumped on our D-friends scattered a ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
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