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Maybe you know about this: some companies are trying to make it easier for their employees to buy fresh, locally grown produce. Their aim is to make the healthier choice more convenient. And what’s more convenient than grabbing a bag of fresh produce on your way out the door at the end of the work…

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Two food related news stories caught my eye recently. One is a lighthearted summary of the health benefits/health detriments attributed to coffee throughout a roughly 500-year history. The other is a new book that offers a visual exposé of food additives.

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What if I told you that new research shows that eating more ice cream, full-fat yogurt and other rich dairy products could actually help prevent type 2 diabetes? That would be surprising, wouldn’t it? I mean, everyone knows fat is bad–especially saturated fat like ice cream has. Right? This is common knowledge. That’s what we’ve…

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What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? Visions of chocolate cake, a glazed donut, mom’s meatloaf, or that first sip of morning coffee? Here’s an interesting finding to share in your fitness / wellness practice, newsletter, or include in your sales literature. A new study, recently published in Health Psychology, examined whether or not…

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Here’s something to chew on: why is diabetes on the rise in kids? And before you say bad school lunches or inactivity, consider the fact that in this case, we’re talking about Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder, as well as type 2, more often associated with obesity.

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Wellness business customers, don’t try this at home. Beautiful Existence (yes, that’s her real name), tried eating her meals only at Starbuck’s for an entire year. Did she lose weight? Gain weight? Were her food choices too limited? How much did it cost? And – oh- WHY?

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Unbelievable – not least of all, because licensed healthcare professionals who engage in a literal vendor-provided cash grab cross an ethical line in my book. This profession is its own worst enemy a lot of the time. It’s a shame, because the great RDs out there have to live down this malarkey.

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