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Exercise + Mindful Movement: Ditch the Mirror

Mirror-Free Workouts: Enhancing Body Positivity and Mental Well-Being by Lauren Licatesi, MS, RD Physical exercise is indeed positive for mental well-being, especially with improved mood, focus, and decreased stress. Yet, studies show that exercising with mirrors could lead to poor body image and increased body dysmorphia. While there are benefits to exercising in front of a

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Screens for Eating Disorders: Which To Use and When To Use Them

Screening Tools for Eating Disorders: A Guide for Healthcare Providers by Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES   Eating disorders are complex neurobiological and psychiatric illnesses that are difficult to identify and frequently overlooked.  Identifying relevant medical and psychological symptoms and using the appropriate screening tools are imperative to addressing eating disorder concerns early.  The

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Three Supplements for Migraine Headaches

Vitamins and Minerals: Natural Allies Against Migraine Pain by Lauren Licatesi, MS, RD Did you know migraines are the leading cause of disability worldwide? Approximately 15% of individuals in the United States experience migraine attacks that significantly limit daily activities and adversely affect quality of life. Migraines are also known as the most common primary

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Anti-Histamine Diet: A Mitigator for Seasonal Allergies?

Diet and Histamine: Managing Allergy Symptoms Through Nutrition by Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES   Spring is in the air and that means beautiful pink cherry blossoms, but also the rise of the dreaded allergy season.  Even with Claritin and allergy shots, itchy eyes and runny noses are uncomfortable for anyone.  Did you know

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A Review of Three Somatic Programs to Aid In Your Wellness Journey

Top Somatic Well-being Programs for Mind, Body, and Spirit   By Reva Schlanger MS, RD, CDN   There are many programs online that claim to help a person’s well-being.  Just doing a quick Google search, millions of links pop up. With all this, it can be difficult to sift through programs to determine which one

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5 Ways to Improve your Gut Microbiome; Is Poop Part Of This?

5 Key Strategies to Enhance Your Gut Microbiome for Better Health By: Reva Schlanger MS, RD, CDN   Did you know that there are around 40 trillion bacteria in your body, most of which are found in your gut. Together, these bacteria are known as your gut microbiome, and they’re incredibly important for overall health.

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6 Natural Dopamine Boosters

Natural Boosts for Dopamine: Enhancing Mood and Focus Holistically By Laura Cipullo, Whole Nutrition Services Team Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in your brain that is involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention, and regulation of body movements.  When dopamine is released, it creates feelings of pleasure and reward.  You may experience low levels of dopamine

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Mammalian Dive Response and Why It May Help You with Anxiety

Cold Exposure and Mental Health: Unlocking the Parasympathetic Benefits by Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES You may have heard of cold showers, cryotherapy, and icing for sore muscles, but did you know that cold exposures play a big role in mental health as well?1  To reduce anxiety and practice mindfulness by returning to the

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A Gut Feeling: What’s the Evidence for De-Bloating Products?

Unraveling the Truth: Do Bloating Relief Products Really Work? by Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES Scanning the grocery store and pharmacy shelves, you may notice countless products claiming to decrease or alleviate bloating.  Do these products really work and what is the evidence?  We’ll break down what exactly are the ingredients found in these

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