Nutrition

Probiotics: What Are They and Are They Actually Good for You?

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian  Health magazines and fitness gurus are all talking about probiotics. This kind of bacteria is not a new trend. Before you go all-in on probiotics, you should know how it can affect your body, especially if you have a chronic health condition. Learn more about what probiotics are and whether…

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Flavorful Heart-Healthy Summer Recipes

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Eating your way to a healthier heart can seem like a challenge. While you may have to change your diet, managing your cholesterol doesn’t have to mean eating boring meals or eliminating your favorite foods. Fire up the grill and spice up your meals with these flavorful, heart-healthy summer recipes…

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Managing Ulcerative Colitis: Nutrition and Infusion Tips

Authors: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian and Michele Martindale, RN, OCN, Amber Pharmacy Clinical Nurse Learning to manage ulcerative colitis (UC) is important for your overall comfort and health. At Amber Pharmacy, one of the ways we help patients manage their UC is by providing resources for nutrition and tips for infusion therapy. UC is an…

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7 Tips and Tricks of a Dietitian | Celebrating National Nutrition Month

Author: Registered Dietitian Megan Hall As consumers, we’re constantly bombarded with messages about fad diets and the different healthy foods we should eat. We see these messages on magazine covers, social media postings and TV. So what makes this article different? It’s written by a registered dietitian – an expert in food in nutrition. As…

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Holiday Eating – How to Have Your Pie and Eat It Too!

By: Registered Dietitian Megan Hall The holidays have arrived! This time of year, I typically hear questions on how to enjoy our favorite holiday treats without going overboard and expanding our waistlines. Rest assured, there are ways to enjoy your holiday favorites without overdoing it on the calories, sugars and fats. Try practicing the seven…

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Colorful Foods May Lower Cancer Risk

By: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute. Even though there is no magical food that prevents cancer, a healthy, low-fat diet can help reduce certain risk factors. The good news is that there…

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5 Foods for Heart Health

By: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Heart disease causes about one in every four deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Medical conditions and lifestyle choices may put you at a higher risk for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, poor diet,…

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Three Best Practices to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

By: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Food safety is always important, even when cooking at home. More than 20 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks result from food that was consumed in the home. Microbes that can potentially cause foodborne illnesses get into food through poor hygiene, time-temperature abuse and cross-contamination. Common foodborne illnesses include: Salmonella, which…

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