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Dan Yohe

November 9, 2017, 4:37 pm

Dan Yohe, MS, RDN, LDN, is a registered, licensed dietitian in Philadelphia. He is a clinical dietitian of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Penn State University and his Masters Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Drexel University. He has worked as an adolescent nutrition ed...

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Kamran Ahmad

November 8, 2017, 8:15 am

  Kamran Ahmad, MS, RD, LDN is a registered, licensed dietitian working in Philadelphia.     He received his Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University and his Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Foods at Drexel University. He comple...

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Dealing with Diverticulitis

October 19, 2017, 10:13 am

Living with Diverticulosis can be really challenging, especially during flare-ups. Life can be made a little easier with the right nutrition. The Basics Diverticulosis is a condition in which weak areas of the colon form pouches, or “diverticula”. It’s believed these diverticula are formed when high pres...

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The Blood Type Diet: What’s the Deal?

August 24, 2017, 11:59 am

The diet based on the ABO blood group system has been around for over 20 years, and popularity has not decreased. This diet advises people to eat according to their ABO blood type, claiming to
improve health and decrease risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension, among others. A naturopathic physic...

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Superfood Flackery

November 30, 2016, 4:33 pm

Nutrition in the media is painted with fads and buzzwords.  Terms such as all natural, organic, heart healthy, and antioxidants are overwhelmingly used by manufacturers on front of package food labels on our supermarket shelves.  These practices make it difficult for the consumer to decipher real scientific evidence from ...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Butternut Squash

September 23, 2016, 3:44 pm

When people think “Fall,” they think of trees, leaves, squashes, and gourds. Butternut squash is but one example, along with the pumpkin, of a food in the squash family. Its versatility and flavor profile allow it to be used in both sweet and savory dishes.   Known scientifically as Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash was fi...

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Leftover MakeOvers

August 14, 2016, 6:00 pm

For many people, the activities of daily life get in the way of eating nutritiously. Perhaps you woke up before the sun came up and went to the gym before heading to work. Or, you took the kids to school and then worked late, coming home exhausted and hungry. On top of that, you were so busy you completely forgot that you had to go food ...

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The Nutritional Link to ADHD

August 3, 2016, 4:52 pm

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a particularly important issue effecting children and adults. Evidence suggests that there is an association between ADHD and obesity. In 2014, approximately 5% of children and adolescents presented with an ADHD diagnosis (1).  Similarly, obesity is a universal public heal...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

July 4, 2016, 11:30 am

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) effects 5-10% of the women of reproductive age and is the leading cause of infertility.  Women with undiagnosed PCOS typically seek out medical treatment due to concerns about missing menstrual cycles or an inability to become pregnant. Primarily related to lack of ovulation, PCOS is a syndrome with a ho...

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Supplementation

June 4, 2016, 1:26 pm

Every year, new brands of supplements come out in stores—each claiming to work wonders on the human body. In 2015, Conjugated Linoleic Acid supplements (CLA) made their appearance on wellness stores’ shelves, promoted as the new weight loss supplement. Natural CLA is a fat produced in the stomachs of animals like cattle and others th...

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