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Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian

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Are you a flexitarian?

The pro-plant dietary movement is growing in popularity and is known by a relatively new term: “flexitarian”, which is a combination of the words “flexible” and “vegetarian”. According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD “following a flexitarian diet simply means eating more plant-based meals and less meat”, this approach minimizes meat, but doesn’t exclude it, in […]

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Food Labels: How Much Do You Know?

Food labels appear on virtually every food item. The only foods that do not need to carry nutrition labels are plain coffee, tea, and spices.  Foods produced by small companies and those prepared and sold in the same establishment are also exempt.  However, many of these producers choose to use nutrition labels.   The first […]

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Sugar in the news…

Sugar and our health has been in the news a lot lately.  Perhaps you saw the CBS 60 Minutes segment titled “Is sugar toxic?”  Dr. Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco concluded that sugar, more than any other substance, is to blame for obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart […]

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Get Your Plate in Shape – for National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  This year’s campaign “Get Your Plate In Shape” uses the latest dietary guidelines, released […]

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Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that won’t go away no matter what you try?  Or perhaps the medications and treatments you are taking aren’t actually getting at the root cause of your illness – but you want something that will.  If you feel this way, consider some important facts: –         Medical Research […]

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Gluten-Free and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had aheart attack or stroke. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States; in fact one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day, according to the Centers […]

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Is It a Fad?

We all know the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and many turn to the trendiest diets their friends or the media promote. As a dietitian I need to try and keep up with the latest fads and I will review a few of them below. The Paleo Diet. This plan has […]

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Do you have a Super Bowl Game Plan for Healthy Eating?

Super bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption after Thanksgiving Day, according to Wikipedia.  Chicken wings, ribs, nachos, burgers, etc. can add up to a lot of calories and fat grams.  So let me help you develop a “food game plan” by thinking like a football player on the playing field. Only, […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a magnificent New Year! Most of us resolve to be healthier in the New Year.  Have you visited a gym in January?!  We start out great but by February the trips to the gym seem to decrease.  Although exercising is an […]

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It’s the Holidays!

In my last newsletter I wrote about a Healthy Approach to the Holidays.  In this newsletter I would like to continue that theme.  I know that we all enjoy some of the “pleasures” of life this time of year; in fact, my family can’t wait for my Thanksgiving rolls.  These rolls are my mom’s recipe […]

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