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Adult Picky Eaters

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - September 1, 2019

  It is generally thought that children are the picky eaters, however for many individuals, picky eating lasts through adulthood. The reason why people are opposed to certain textures like fresh tomatoes and not marinara sauce is considered to be evolutionary; the causes for the avoidance of certain foods and the prefernce for others can […]

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2019 “New Trend” Sound as Meditation?

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - August 26, 2019

When you close your eyes, and envision someone meditating, you probably imagine them sitting in silence, hands in lap and focused on clearing their mind. They might listen to or chant the mantra “Om,” but for the most part, sounds are distracting when meditating… right? Maybe not! Chances are you might be able to clear […]

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Intuitive Eating

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - August 19, 2019

Many dietitians will explain that they “don’t like diets because diets don’t work”, therefore they prefer clients and patients to follow intuitive eating. Unfortunately the term ‘Intuitive Eating’ doesn’t necessarily translate to the population.   Intuitive eating is really just the act of listening to your body and feeding it what it not only wants, […]

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Myths About Supplements

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - August 12, 2019

Supplements are helpful, but not a shortcut: Some common myths about them     If you take the word literal, supplements are made to support a healthy, fit, and longer life. If there was an “easy button” to swallow, the world would not be facing an increasing rate of people developing chronic diseases. Dietary supplements […]

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Travel Snacks

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - August 6, 2019

  If you’re one of the many Americans who chooses to travel over the summer, you’ve likely recently faced the tough reality that is packing healthy snacks when driving, flying, or taking the train to your summer vacation destination. Sure, you could get a snack at an airport shop, but those stores tend to be […]

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Yoga Beyond the Asanas

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - July 29, 2019

“The aim of yoga is to eliminate the control that material nature exerts over the human spirit, to rediscover through introspective practice what the poet T.S. Eliot called “the still point of the turning world.”   ~Barbara Stoler Miller          Often, when most people hear the word yoga, most of us initially think […]

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How to Increase Your Metabolism

Posted by: Mika Lemire - July 22, 2019

It’s well-known that “metabolism” refers to the body’s ability to burn calories. Any who wish to lose weight often desire to raise their metabolism throughout the day, thus burning more calories. But what is metabolism? Can one raise it? How does one do so? I wrote this to make some clarifications.   While metabolism is […]

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Talking About the Carnivore Diet

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - July 15, 2019

There’s a relatively new diet out there, somewhat similar to the Ketogenic diet that has been causing a buzz. The only flaw: it’s not really based on the carnivore’s diet…. As shocking as this might be: it’s not even as diverse as the keto diet is.     The Carnivore Diet is simple, eat any […]

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Healthy Poolside Snacks

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - July 7, 2019

The perfect pool day is a rarity in Chicago—over 75 degrees, minimal clouds, no chance of thunderstorms—and one that deserves to be cherished and taken the utmost advantage of considering how short Chicago summers can be.     So on the ideal pool day, you don’t want to be bothered spending hours in the kitchen; […]

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