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RED-S Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport for Women and Men

What is RED-S? Assessing the Risk and Treatment through Nutrition By Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES and the LCWNS Team What is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport? Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, also known as RED-S, refers to impaired physiological functioning caused by energy deficiency.  It includes but is not limited to impairments of …

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Power Smoothie

  Need to get nourished? Need protein? Need fat? Need calories? Here is Laura's sons' favorite smoothie they use on mornings they lift weights for their sport. It's a little bit blueberry meets cinnamon meets totally yum.

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Type 3 Diabetes?

Exploring the Link Between Alzheimer’s and Insulin Resistance: Understanding Type 3 Diabetes. Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CEDS, CDCES Are some cases of Alzheimer’s disease caused by a form of diabetes in the brain? Researchers are identifying another form of diabetes, known as type 3 diabetes. This type manifests as insulin resistance in the brain and …

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Grilled Shrimp over Bean Pasta with Broccolini and Mushrooms

Double recipe for 2 Ingredients: 2 oz dry lentil pasta 5 oz shrimp (tails removed) 2 cloves garlic 1⁄2 -1 cup sliced mushrooms Side of Broccolini, Raw Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1. Wash the broccolini and place on a baking sheet; spray or paint with olive oil. Sprinkle salt. Place in oven and …

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe Adapted from Sally’s Baking Recipes Ingredients 1 and ½ cups peeled and chopped apples (about 2 medium apples cut into ½ inch chunks) 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon …

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The Unintentional Consequences of the Fitness World

Shifting the Fitness Focus: Creating Positive Spaces for Body and Mind by Lauren Licatesi, MS, RD Did you know that physical activity can improve brain health, help manage metabolic disorders, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, strengthen bones, and improve one’s ability to do everyday activities? We’ve all heard how crucial it is to stay …

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What is Autophagy and Does It Help Prevent Aging and Disease?

Exploring Autophagy: Wellness and Beyond Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CEDS, CDCES The cellular process of autophagy is gaining traction in the wellness world and on social media, with video tags on TikTok hitting close to 35 million views.  Some TikTokkers claim that fasting triggers the body to eat itself and jumpstart weight loss while others …

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