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Breaking Down Nutrition for Medical Professionals

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7 Nutrition Questions You’ll Be Asked in 2019

Happy new year! I’m looking forward to a good year with you and  a lot of interesting nutrition questions and conversation.  With the start of each new year comes a bevy of nutrition, diet and food trends. Some evidence-based, many just quackademic medicine or the creeping of pseudoscience into medical and nutrition science. But their… The post 7 Nutrition Questions You’ll Be Asked in 2019 appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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10 Jan 2019

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The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Cons

How many times a day are you asked about the ketogenic diet? What do you tell your patients? Does the keto diet really work for weight loss? What about for neurological disorders and cancer? Joining me on the podcast via Skype from Tampa, Florida is Dr. Angela Poff, research associate in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology… The post The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Cons appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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12 Sep 2017

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Iron Supplements, Absorption, Cautions

The other day at the grocery store I ran into an acquaintance who said ‘may I ask you a question’? This happens to you too right? All the time. She found out she was anemic, bought the first iron supplement on the shelf and took it. But her lab tests showed no improvement. Then she… The post Iron Supplements, Absorption, Cautions appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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6 Feb 2019

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Carbs

We see a lot of chatter about carbohydrate in our Bariatric Surgery Eating Group on Facebook. Some people think carbs are bad and try to never eat them, others fear carbs and still others love them… especially the less healthy ones. Are you confused and don’t know what to believe about carbs? Every friend tells… The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Carbs appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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3 May 2018

Rank #4

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Over 50: Best Diet, Protein, Sugar and Exercise

Are some of your patients over 50 and want real answers to the best diet, protein, supplements, statins or menopause? There’s so much hype and so many products that promise to STOP the aging process which …really…we know you can’t do. Let’s get some answers to questions on your patients’ minds and likely on yours too.… The post Over 50: Best Diet, Protein, Sugar and Exercise appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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24 Oct 2017

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Get Familiar with FODMAPs, part 1

PODCAST. How do FODMAPs trigger GI symptoms? Which of your patients might benefit from the low FODMAP diet? My podcast guest is registered dietitian nutritionist, digestive health expert and Best of Boston dietitian Kate Scarlata. She’s known for her work in the area of the low FODMAP diet, the novel diet therapy used to manage… The post Get Familiar with FODMAPs, part 1 appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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28 Mar 2017

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Apple Cider Vinegar: More than a Salad Dressing?

Apple cider vinegar combined with Dijon mustard and a little EVOO makes a tasty salad dressing but does it alter blood PH or aid in weight loss? I remember a call-in radio show I was doing a good 15 years ago when someone asked if apple cider vinegar would balance the PH in the body. I… The post Apple Cider Vinegar: More than a Salad Dressing? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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22 Feb 2018

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Kombucha Tea: Junk Science or Safe to Drink?

PODCAST. For a long time, kombucha tea has been popular as an alternative therapy and old gut remedy. Consumers think it will help them live a healthier life. According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, sales of kombucha are expected to grow 25% each year to 2020 making this more than just a trend. How is the… The post Kombucha Tea: Junk Science or Safe to Drink? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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1 Aug 2017

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Is Stevia Safe for Patients?

PODCAST. Are you picky about the way you drink coffee or tea? Then you already know that sweeteners are not all the same. Jessica emailed and asked me to do a podcast on stevia so that’s our focus today. 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, stevia contains no carbohydrate or calories. It comes from a plant… The post Is Stevia Safe for Patients? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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18 Jul 2017

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Gluten & Celiac Disease Update

PODCAST. It’s one of the most Googled diets EVER…which one is it? If you said gluten free, you’re correct. Movie stars, sports figures and TV personalities all claim that going gluten free has made them stronger and healthier. Best-selling books claim that gluten is the reason for everything that ails your patients from the brain to… The post Gluten & Celiac Disease Update appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

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4 Jul 2017

Rank #10