How To Keep Your Immune System Healthy

Paula Diaque Ballesteros, RD, CDCES and Melinda Maryniuk The immune system is in charge of defending our body against infection, bacteria and viruses. The design of the immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many factors. There is not a single food (such as chicken soup), vitamin (such as vitamin C)…

How Stress Can Impact Weight… And What To Do About It

By Madeleine Ortiz Stress is the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand, and in the short term, stress is actually beneficial. It keeps us alert in dangerous situations, helps us stay focused when we have to finish something by a deadline and, according to Dr. Michael Lyon, is even the reason most of us…

Seven Tips for A Positive Conversation With A Doctor About Weight

By: Madeleine Ortiz Anyone who has gone on a diet, lost weight and then gained any or all of it back knows that permanent weight loss is not easy to do alone. More and more evidence is showing that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is with the support of a…

Maintaining Weight Loss

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE When someone has been on a diet and lost weight, the key question becomes how to transition back to “real life” while still maintaining success… how to do just that is what this article will cover. If the weight was lost by developing healthier eating habits instead of…