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Heart Health and Multiple Sclerosis February is American Heart Month. Heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol are common in people with multiple sclerosis. Research suggests that having additional chronic health conditions such as heart disease with Multiple...
Bowel issues are very common in people with MS. In fact, after fatigue, constipation is the most common MS symptom I get questions about.
Obesity is a modifiable risk factor for numerous chronic health conditions that many with MS are living with. Modify your diet and lifestyle to limit obesity and risk factors for comorbid health conditions!
Recently I was able to talk to Paralympic Gold Medal Winner Jill Walsh about MS, exercise & nutrition. Adjustment and attitude are key!
Nutrition Q & A | Protein and Protein Supplements
Nutrition Tips For Living Well With MS | The Benefits of Exercise
Staying Hydrated is Important, These Foods Can Help
Should all processed foods be lumped together into a single category and labeled “danger”, “harmful” and “avoid at all costs”?
Nutrition Q & A | Multivitamins, Calcium and Vitamin D
Nutrition Tips for Living Well With MS: Dietary Sodium
It is possible to meet iron needs with diet whether you eat meat or are a vegetarian. But variety is the spice of life! Focus on eating a variety of iron rich foods everyday. Consult with your doctor if you feel as if you may be iron deficient. Consult with your doctor, pharmacist or registered dietitian to help select the iron supplement best suited for your needs.
July is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
MS and Stress. The effects of stress on eating, exercise and sleep patterns perpetuate a vicious cycle that often results in health problems. Good nutrition and stress management are important components of living well with MS.
There are endless varieties of salsa available at the grocery store these days. But it is easy to make at home with fresh ingredients. Get your salsa on with some of these great tasting (and nutrient dense!!) salsa recipes!
Gingko biloba and MS: Does the research support the claims?
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Make changes to your diet and physical activity level to support your bones… because they support you!
National Oatmeal Cookie Day 2015. A little food history, girl power, overcoming odds and a delicious whole grain oatmeal cookie recipe! Oh happy Day!
Can food choices impact MS fatigue?
Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths for men and women combined, but is one of the most curable types of GI cancers if caught early. Adults should begin screening at age 50; earlier if there is a family history....
As a registered dietitian nutritionist living with multiple sclerosis I am no stranger to questions about the best way to eat with Multiple Sclerosis.
Magnesium is an essential mineral and is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Are you getting enough from the foods you eat?
February is American Heart Month. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 deaths in the US is related to heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States. However, there is a lot we can all do to decrease the risk for heart disease. Here are 8 tips to help...
ecently, I read an article that really resonated with me. It posed the question "can a vegan ever truly love a carnivore?" As someone who has been a vegetarian for over 30 years and spent the last...