April 29th, 2018

The Truth about the BMI

The Truth about the BMI by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN, Whole Nutrition Services   BMI is a term you might have heard of -- through either your doctor or a health article or maybe even your child’s teacher. If you don’t know what it is, the initials stand for Body Mass Index, and it is determined by making a calculation using your height and weight. The BMI categories are Underweight (any BMI less ...

March 29th, 2018

A surprising, drug-free way to help manage diabetes

A surprising, drug-free way to help manage diabetes   Image courtesy freeimages.com by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN, Whole Nutrition Services Testing your blood sugar. Seeing the doctor. Getting exercise. Planning your meals. Taking oral medication. Using insulin. If you have diabetes, you're probably already familiar with the steps needed to keep you healthy. But have you ever considered mindfulness? As ...

January 17th, 2017

Creating a Body-Positive Social Media Experience

Creating a Body-Positive Social Media Experience   by Laura Cipullo and the Whole Nutrition Services Team There are many positive aspects to social media -- making new friends, expanding community, learning about subjects you care about, and getting various perspectives on the news. But unfortunately, as most of us are aware by now, there is a darker side. Every day there seems to be another story about online ...

December 14th, 2016

Bone Broth: Should You Dig It?

Bone Broth: Should You Dig It? Image via FreeImages.com/Jean Scheijen by Laura Cipullo and the Whole Nutrition Services Team   As we head in to 2017, bone broth continues to lead the food trends. Wonder what it is? Is it really worth braving the farmer’s market in these cold temperatures for the expensive bones? Let’s navigate the what, the claims and the nutritional value as evidenced by research. What is bone ...

December 7th, 2016

Prevent Injury In Yoga

Prevent Injury in Yoga   Photo courtesy freeimages.com/Aaron Neifer by Laura Cipullo and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team A study recently came out that said yoga injuries are increasing, especially among the elderly, but that they are still "relatively rare." However, with the ever-increasing popularity of yoga, you need to know how to stay safe and prevent yourself from overdoing ...