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Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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A Healthy Approach to the Holidays

Thanksgiving is here, which is a time for family, festivity and food. It’s a time for giving thanks and it’s also an opportunity to reunite with loved ones, friends, and relations we haven’t seen for years.  Everyone looks forward to some time off from work, a break from school and most popular, an opportunity to […]

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November is American Diabetes Month

For every day, week, and month of the year there is something to celebrate. Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers month and National Sleep Comfort month? Week one is Chemistry week, while week three is Game and Puzzle week.  November 2nd is Deviled Eggs day and of course the 11th is […]

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Omega 3, 6, & 9

In the 2011 Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey by the International Food Information Council, most Americans believe they have some control over their health and that food and nutrition plays a role in maintaining and improving their health. In fact 87% believe certain foods have health benefits but since 2005 there has not been […]

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The Amazing Cranberry

This past September I had the pleasure of attending the ADA (American Dietetic Association) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) held right here in beautiful San Diego. More than 6,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting — and address key issues affecting the health […]

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Protein – How much and what’s your source?

Protein intake has been on my mind a lot lately for a couple of reasons. One reason is many people have a misconception of how much protein is needed on a daily basis.  Second, which is of more concern to me, is a study in Consumer Reports regarding protein powder and drinks.  First let’s talk […]

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Gluten-Free! Is it a Fad?

Do you follow a gluten-free diet? Why?  Have you been tested for celiac disease or are you just self-diagnosing? I just read the results of a 2010 nationwide survey by the market research firm Packaged Facts.  They were asking people their top reason for purchasing gluten-free foods?  Amazingly it was not because of celiac disease […]

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Food Additives – Safe or Not?

Food additives, many of which you cannot even pronounce, are commonly used by food manufactures. If you can’t pronounce the additive then how are you to know if it is safe and why do we even have food additives?  Some additives, such as antioxidants, retard the oxidation of unsaturated fats and oils, colorings, and flavorings. […]

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Nutrition and mushrooms!

I often can be heard telling people to eat “color” for health. Mushrooms don’t have much in the way of color, so is it nutritionally healthy for you?  Yes, in fact mushrooms provide a range of nutrients including many essential nutrients.  These essential nutrients include copper, and the B vitamins – riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic […]

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Superfoods?

Lately, people have stopped me to ask about various “superfoods” wondering if they need to add the product they just heard about to their diet. I’m finding that the “nutrition” message is getting very confusing.  You can’t pick up a newspaper, magazine, watch the evening news, or sign onto Yahoo!, without something about the latest […]

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This is National Grilling Month – Happy 4th of July!

I don’t know who decides these National Food days, weeks, and months, but sometimes it’s fun. In fact, July has been deemed grilling month, my favorite time of year.  I love to cook and I absolutely love to grill.  Maybe I get this from my Dad.  He was the “King of BBQ” in our house.  […]

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