How To Keep Your Immune System Healthy

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By: Paula Diaque Ballesteros, RD, CDCES and Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES 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…

A Dietitian’s Review: Calorie Counting

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES We review several different eating approaches in our “Dietitian’s Review” series with the goal of helping people who are looking to evolve their eating style towards better health. It’s important to emphasize that “going on a diet” is very rarely associated with long-term success with weight. We provide these…

Keep it Moving: 4 Ways to Exercise

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Exercise has long been recognized as an important part of success with managing weight.  Regular physical activity has many benefits including helping lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, burn more calories and maintain weight loss.  Walking is a great form of exercise.  But did you know that your fitness program…