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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…

Does Intermittent Fasting Work? Ask a Nutritionist.

Trying to lose some weight in the New Year with Intermittent Fasting? What type of diet is best? There are many types of diets to try to help you lose…

How Do I Eat Healthy at the Holidays with Diabetes? Ask a Nutritionist.

‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel can disrupt daily routines. But you can still eat healthy during the holidays, even with…

Healthy Latino Recipes are Good For All: Ask A Nutritionist

Many traditional (and delicious) Latino foods are passed down from one generation to the next. Making a few simple changes to how we prepare these foods – along with smaller…

Am I Making Smart Food Choices? Ask A Nutritionist.

True or False: Are you making the smartest food choices? Think over a few of these true or false questions to see if you are making healthy food choices for…

Healthcare Intern Confidential: A Summer of Growth

Never in my life have I been more uplifted by a group of individuals than I have during my three months working at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic as a…

Community Partners: Lowcountry Blessing Box Project

Looking for a way to help your community, or in need of supplementing your own pantry? The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project is a great neighbor-to-neighbor effort to provide families with…

Trying to Cut Back on Sugar? Ask a Nutritionist.

Trying to cut back on sugar? Here are a few tips to help. The latest recommendations from the US dietary guidelines continue to strongly recommend limiting your sugar intake. But…