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What does Dehydration Feel Like? Ask A Nutritionist.
What Does Dehydration Feel Like

It’s So Hot!  Avoid dehydration and drink plenty of fluids! South Carolina is having record breaking hot weather this summer. There are a few things you can do to stay cool…

A Dynamic Warm Up for Dynamic Living!
Warm Up Before Run

Hi! My name is Melissa Frank and I am the new Executive Director of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing organization,…

Why Is Gut Health So Important? Ask A Nutritionist.

Do you know that your gut has a very important role in your overall health? Your gut contains millions of microbes or bacteria that are mostly good for you. The…

Can My Diet Help With Sleep Apnea? Ask a Nutritionist.

Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Changing your diet can help. Sleep apnea is a common cause of not getting a good night sleep. It happens when the muscles in the back…

Can Processed Foods Affect My Brain? Ask A Nutritionist.

Too much ultra-proceeded foods can lead to decline in cognitive health. A new study has shown that eating too many ultra-processed foods in middle-age people can be bad for your…

Community Spotlights: Lowcountry Period Project

Did You Know – 16.9 million people who menstruate in the US are living in poverty. Two-thirds of the 16.9 million low-income women in the US could not afford menstrual…

Are Food Expiration Dates Real? Ask a Nutritionist.

Confused about food expiration dates? Learn more about how you can save money – and stop wasting food. When you look at the expiration dates on food, what do they…

How Do I Save Money at the Grocery Store? Ask A Nutritionist.

Trying to Save Money at the Grocery Store? Here’s a Few Helpful Tips! Grocery prices are getting higher and higher each time you go food shopping. Here are a few…

Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Good for My Health? Ask a Nutritionist.

Think a little alcohol is good for your heart? Think again! You may have heard or read that a modest amount of alcohol -such as a glass or two of…

How to Maximize National Nutrition Month!

It’s National Nutrition Month! March is National Nutrition Month.  Here are some nutrition, food and tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Try a few today! Eat breakfast. Include…

How Can I Take Better Care of My Heart? Ask A Nutritionist.

Time to take care of that ticker! When we take care of our hearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for others to do the same. Here…

Should My Diet Adapt With Age? Ask a Nutritionist.

Want to help keep your brain, heart and skin healthy as you get older?  A new diet plan, called the MIND diet, was created to protect your brain and help…