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Try to Maintain, Rather than Gain this Holiday Season

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - December 9, 2019

Winter with all of its festivities and chilly weather driving up our appetites; can be a challenging time for the weight conscious. For many, seasonal weight gain seems inevitable and even as the weather gets warmer, the additional weight seems to stick around. Let me reassure you: there is no mandatory weight gain every year! […]

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Gratitude will Change Your Attitude

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 25, 2019

Earlier this year, I noticed that I was not being my typical, cheerful self.  My life, like many others, is beyond busy.  Busy is an understatement.    My typical day consists of getting up at 4:30am – yes, that is correct and not a typo.  We are up before the sun rises.  I make breakfast […]

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Dietary Supplements & Women’s Health

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - November 18, 2019

Women have very specialized needs due to our unique biology (thanks hormones!). As women go through their life journey, including special times such as adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause; our nutritional needs change and we need to focus in on whether our diet is giving us the nutrients it needs. As a dietitian, my focus is […]

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Habits for Surviving the Bleak of Winter

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - November 11, 2019

Life is constantly changing, so it is important that we change with the seasons just as nature does by adapting our daily habits, yoga practice and food choices. During the winter season, the energy of the Earth and its creatures is drawn inward. We can use this time for restoration and introspection, just as many […]

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Autumn Cleaning: 5 Things to Give the Boot

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 4, 2019

Although Spring is historically known as the time to go through your things and do some thorough cleaning, I like to partake in this process twice a year. Autumn is the perfect time to get organized and sort through things. Living in Chicago, we are bringing out a whole new wardrobe and probably storing our […]

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Measure Your Food: The Importance of Portion Size Awareness

Posted by: Carter Scott, Certified Personal Trainer - October 28, 2019

More food equals more calories. Simple, right? Yet, the biggest culprit in weight gain is the over consumption of calories. To lose weight, it’s important to know—and be honest about!—the amount of food you are actually eating.     A portion is not what you would like for it to be. Rather it is the […]

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An Apple a Day

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - October 21, 2019

  It’s officially fall, which means it’s prime apple season. We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you ever wonder what about apples makes them so notoriously good for us?       1.   Fiber: As far as nutrients go, apples are a fantastic source of […]

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How Do You Eat? The Connection Between Food & Emotions

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - October 14, 2019

  This is can be often overlooked, but there is often a connection between one’s emotions and the food one consumes. This common connection is something each person needs to be aware of.   For example, “It was a busy day. You had a stressful time at work and you had to cut out some work […]

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Fear Not, It’s Antibiotic Free

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - October 7, 2019

A common concern regarding conventionally raised livestock is antibiotics. We all know that antibiotics have been over-used in our own health care settings and there is a fear that our meat and dairy are passing it on to us. I recently had the opportunity to visit two different cattle farms in downstate Illinois, one specializing […]

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