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How Can I Eat Enough Protein During A Meat Shortage? Ask a Nutritionist.
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Many people rely on beef, pork, and poultry as the main source of protein for their meals; and getting enough protein is important. Protein helps to build muscle, repair tissue…

How Do I Keep My Family Healthy Under A Stay-At-Home Guidance? Ask A Nutritionist
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During these difficult and unusual times, it can be a challenge to think about eating healthy and staying physically active. Particularly as many find themselves facing financial uncertainty, planning your…

How Do I Read The New Food Labels? Ask a Nutritionist.
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You may have noticed new food labels starting to appear on many food items. These labels can help provide the keys to guide you as you choose foods for a…

Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Medicine
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In celebration of Black History Month, here are a few profiles on notable African American pioneers in medicine. These men and women persevered against astounding racial and political odds of…

A New Year’s Resolution to Extend Your Life: Ask A Nutritionist
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Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the…

Are All Processed Foods Bad? Ask a Nutritionist.
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Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the…

Nutrition For All: Interview with BIFMC Dietitian, Joanne Gallivan
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Nutrition is critical to a primary care setting. BIFMC’s Resident Dietitian – Nutritionist, Joanne Gallivan, shares her tips on employing the first line of defense when it comes to your…

How to Inspire Your Child to Give Back
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At Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, we think health care is a family affair – and we love to see the little ones represent for positive action in the community!…

I [Heart] Recipes: Sweet ‘N Savory Sweet Potato Fries
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Know your potatoes! Compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index and provide plenty of vitamin A to support eye health. Fiber found in this root vegetable also…

What Are The Healthiest Carbs to Eat? Ask A Nutritionist.
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Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the…

Will a Flu Shot Give Me The Flu?
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As the Charleston heat begins to cool and the Lowcountry autumn creeps in, the “dreaded” signs begin to pop up: Flu Shot Immunizations Here!  Think you can sneak by without getting vaccinated again…

Healthy Bagged Lunch Ideas
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After a long break, we’re back to those Back-to-School (or work) Lunches – and with it, a chance for everyone to start fresh with a few nutritional goals! Incorporating some…