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The Low Iodine Diet for Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis

January 3, 2018, 9:12 am ARTICLES

Thyroid Cancer is a type of cancer usually found in women (3 out of every 4 diagnoses compared to men) and is commonly diagnosed at a younger age than other adult cancers. Though mortality remains steady and low compared to other types of cancers, living with a partial or lack of thyroid tissue carries its own innate health concerns. Most cases of thyroid cancer are known as papillary or mixed papillary-follicular subtype. The naming of these types has to do with the location of t...

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"I am getting terrible charley horses, do you think I need electrolytes?"

December 14, 2017, 2:32 pm DISCUSSIONS

Thank you so much for your question! As always, we are happy to help.

Lower limb muscle cramps can affect individuals for a number of reasons but mostly occur during exercise, at nighttime in older people, in pregnant women, in people with a neurological disease and during kidney dialysis.  All current and highly cited literature conclude that hypo hydration (3% wt loss) and electrolyte depletion, whether sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium (nothing on Phosphorous or Chloride) ...

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Dan Yohe

November 9, 2017, 4:37 pm ARTICLES

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 educator and garnered experience in critical care and outpatient counseling. He has also provided personalized nutrition education and menu planning to the Drexel...

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Kamran Ahmad

November 8, 2017, 8:15 am ARTICLES

  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 completed his dietetic internship while at Marywood University, gaining clinical experience in both the hospital and nursing home setting, as well as foodservice mana...

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Dealing with Diverticulitis

October 19, 2017, 10:13 am ARTICLES

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 pressures occur in the colon. High pressures occur from straining to pass a bowel movement. Diverticulitis occurs when these pouches get inflamed, which is c...

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