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Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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Living With

What Can You Eat After Colorectal Cancer Treatment for Better Digestion?

What should you know about eating and digesting following colorectal cancer treatment? Drink water, know your med side effects (they could be causing that constipation…), and experiment with fiber are just some tips.

Paleo diet salad.
Nutrition

Should You Say No to Paleo?

A new Australian study found people who followed the so-called “caveman diet” had twice the amount of a key biomarker linked to heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.

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Nutrition

10 Smoothies to Reduce Your Crohn's Disease Risk

A review of 19 studies reported a decreased risk of Crohn’s disease in people who ate more fruits and veggies and got more fiber. Here are some tasty smoothie recipes to help you meet your nutrition goals and reduce your Crohn's risk.

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Prevention

Here’s Why You Should Get Your Main Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Put down the vitamin bottle for a second and listen up: A new study found that it’s the nutrients from food you eat that benefit you most.

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Risk Factors

These Eating Habits Could Endanger Your Heart

When (and if) you eat certain meals throughout the day could have serious implications for your cardiovascular health, according to new research.

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Prevention

Eat Your Way to Stronger Heart

Heart failure is a serious condition that affects millions of adults in the U.S., but this new study gives us one clear-cut way to lower our risk.

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Recipe/Cooking

Recipes for Your Best Chronic Dinner Party With MS

Hosting – and cooking – a dinner party can be nerve-racking. Now add the complications of MS, and it’s even tougher. But you can do it, and here’s how.

Burger King’s new meatless 'Impossible Whopper'
Nutrition

Plant-Based Burgers Are All the Rage: But Are They Really Better for You?

Popular beefless burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger can be found across the country. Here’s how they compare with real meat when it comes to your health.

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Risk Factors

A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

Healthy raspberry, oatmeal parfait.
Prevention

Simple Swaps to Healthy Up Your Diet

How to kick processed foods out of your life—and save your heart too.