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Caffeine and Health: Just The Facts

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES If you’re like the majority of Americans, you start your day with at least one cup of a caffeinated beverage. Whether it’s coffee or tea (or one of the popular energy drinks), most people agree that caffeine in the morning helps jump-start the day. What is caffeine? Caffeine is…

Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES No question about it… everything costs more lately, including groceries. At a glance, it may seem that healthy foods cost the most, and less-nutritious foods cost the least. However, with a little planning, you can enjoy a variety of good-for-you foods that are also tasty… and keep within your…

Diabetes Primetime: Taking Care of Your Heart with Diabetes

https://youtu.be/9vxVTnaYdJo Heart disease is the most common complication of #diabetes… learn how to prevent it AND what to do after a diagnosis of high blood pressure or high cholesterol on this fantastic episode of Diabetes Primetime with endocrinologist Dr. Enrique Caballero! For more episodes of Diabetes Primetime, click here.  

Which Health Foods Deserve the Hype? Our Dietitian Weighs In…

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Walking down the aisles of a supermarket can feel overwhelming. Shelves are bursting with an ever-increasing array of products. Advertisements and food packages make all sorts of claims about their health benefits. Some foods almost seem to glow with halo-like properties. But how does one know if something really…

Simple Food Swaps for Better Health

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES As a dietitian, I am often asked, “What’s the best __ (bread, crackers, cereal…) for me to eat?” While there is no “best” option, we want to offer you some “good-for-you” selections, and share some tips on how you can judge different foods for yourself. As a general rule…

Is Sleep Apnea Holding You Back?

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By Maria Fleet It’s a serious health problem many people don’t even know they have. They are completely unaware that they stop breathing many times in the night – and it can have a damaging effect on their health, especially for people trying to manage their weight. It’s called sleep apnea, and the most common…

Managing Diabetes Over the Long Run

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES After hearing a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, one of the first questions most people have is: will this ever go away?  Can it be reversed? Cured?    There is so much confusion and misinformation about type 2 diabetes– it’s time to set the record straight. Let’s review some common beliefs,…

Diabetes Primetime: The Ups & Downs of Diabetes

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Missed our episode where we spoke about how to handle the things about diabetes that drive you crazy? Psychologist Dr. Michael Vallis shared six tips below… – Give yourself credit for your efforts, even if your blood sugar numbers aren’t exactly where you’d like them to be! Whether it be reducing late night snacks, going…