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Kombucha Tea: Junk Science or Safe to Drink?

8/1/2017
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For a long time, kombucha tea has been popular as an alternative therapy and old gut remedy. Consumers think it will help them live a healthier life. According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, sales of kombucha are expected to grow 25% each year to 2020 making this more than just a trend. How is the tea […] The post Kombucha Tea: Junk Science or Safe to Drink? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:05:58


Is Stevia Safe for Patients?

7/18/2017
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PODCAST. Are you picky about the way you drink coffee or tea? Then you already know that sweeteners are not all the same. Jessica emailed and asked me to do a podcast on stevia so that’s our focus today. 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, stevia contains no carbohydrate or calories. It comes from a plant […] The post Is Stevia Safe for Patients? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:06:36


Gluten & Celiac Disease Update

7/4/2017
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PODCAST. It’s one of the most Googled diets EVER…which one is it? If you said gluten free, you’re correct. Movie stars, sports figures and TV personalities all claim that going gluten free has made them stronger and healthier. Best-selling books claim that gluten is the reason for everything that ails your patients from the brain to […] The post Gluten & Celiac Disease Update appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:10:09


Bariatric Surgery and Emotional Eating

6/20/2017
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I hope you enjoy this episode, Bariatric Surgery and Emotional Eating, and if it’s not an area you need information, would you please share it with your colleagues who would benefit? Allow me a moment to tell you how grateful I am for your support of the Breaking Down Nutrition for Medical Professionals podcast. I […] The post Bariatric Surgery and Emotional Eating appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:26:15


5 Big Changes on the Nutrition Facts Label

6/6/2017
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PODCAST. Is that pint of ice cream one serving, two or maybe four? Is the serving size realistic? For the first time in over 20 years, the updated Nutrition Facts label will go into effect between July 2018- July 2019 depending on the size of the manufacturer. What are the five most important changes for your patients […] The post 5 Big Changes on the Nutrition Facts Label appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:05:07


5 Things to Know About Vitamin D in Bone Health

5/23/2017
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PODCAST. Are your patients asking you if they should take vitamin D, how much and which supplement? Whether we’re talking about improved bone health, a reduced risk of heart attack, reduced inflammation or risk of asthma, there are many reasons to be sure your patients get enough. A friend of mine who’s an internal medicine doc […] The post 5 Things to Know About Vitamin D in Bone Health appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:08:14


Big Changes in Infant Peanut Allergy Guidelines

4/25/2017
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Have you heard the news? A major change has been issued in the guidelines addressing the prevention of peanut allergies. A recent landmark trial called The Leap Study plus other emerging data led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease along with 25 other professional organizations to develop addendum guidelines to go with the clinical […] The post Big Changes in Infant Peanut Allergy Guidelines appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:09:14


Get Familiar with FODMAPs, part 2

4/11/2017
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If your patients are on a low FODMAP diet, should they follow it indefinitely? Is it restrictive? Do home fries, walnuts and strawberries sound restrictive? In part 1 of Get Familiar with FODMAPs we reviewed FODMAPs, how they trigger GI symptoms and what patients might benefit. Let’s talk to digestive health expert and RDN Kate Scarlata […] The post Get Familiar with FODMAPs, part 2 appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:06:35


Get Familiar with FODMAPs, part 1

3/28/2017
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PODCAST. How do FODMAPs trigger GI symptoms? Which of your patients might benefit from the low FODMAP diet? My podcast guest is registered dietitian nutritionist, digestive health expert and Best of Boston dietitian Kate Scarlata. She’s known for her work in the area of the low FODMAP diet, the novel diet therapy used to manage […] The post Get Familiar with FODMAPs, part 1 appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:08:56


Omega-3s: Computers, Dry Eyes and Memory-Enhancement, part 2

3/14/2017
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PODCAST. If patients have computer vision syndrome related dry eyes, how much fish or fish oil supplement do they need? Let’s look at the three forms of fish oils, the absorption rates, common supplements, and amounts used for dry eyes and memory. Did you know there’re 3 forms of omega-3 supplements on the market? The omega-3 […] The post Omega-3s: Computers, Dry Eyes and Memory-Enhancement, part 2 appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:06:41


Omega-3s: Computers, Dry Eyes and Memory-Enhancement, part 1

2/28/2017
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PODCAST. From tablets and smartphones to personal computers, video games and TVs, the average patient spends almost half a day staring at a screen. Yes, you read that correctly…10 hours, 39 minutes a day and growing. One result of this screen time is computer-vision syndrome-related dry eyes. Will fish oil, particularly omega-3s help? Studies in Ophthalmology […] The post Omega-3s: Computers, Dry Eyes and Memory-Enhancement, part 1 appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:05:28


Vitamin B12, Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s

2/14/2017
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When you hear Vitamin B-12, what comes to mind? Anemia? Irreversible nerve damage? Vitamin B-12 may not be on your radar but that’s about to change particularly with Boomers. With age, a low B-12 status is associated with more rapid cognitive impairment and dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. Neuro-inflammation and oxidative stress are associated with these conditions and […] The post Vitamin B12, Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:06:33


Diabetes Treatment: Should Cinnamon be in the Mix?

1/31/2017
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PODCAST. Are your patients with type 2 diabetes asking about cinnamon or taking it? Have you had this happen? They have prediabetes but don’t want to take a drug. Weight loss is top of mind to us but here’s the disconnect. Instead patients look first to the pharmacy or online for supplements to lower blood […] The post Diabetes Treatment: Should Cinnamon be in the Mix? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:07:01


Fish, Mercury and Pregnancy: What to Tell Patients

1/15/2017
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Is methylmercury a concern? Have your pregnant patients asked about eating fish and the dangers of mercury? Which fish should they avoid? According to the Food and Drug Administration analysis reported in Nutrition Journal on fetal neurodevelopment from eating commercial fish, pregnant women and others often avoid fish for fear of methylmercury exposure. The FDA evaluated […] The post Fish, Mercury and Pregnancy: What to Tell Patients appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:04:34


Holiday De-Stress: 5 Steps to Take Right Now

12/6/2016
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Do patients just keep coming without a breather? No time to catch up on notes? In addition to patients, maybe you’re going through a hard time or some you love has been diagnosed with a tough medical issue. Add in the holidays and your stress level is maxed out. Do you find yourself emotionally eating […] The post Holiday De-Stress: 5 Steps to Take Right Now appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:04:54


3 Ways to Help Patients Put Prebiotics into Practice

11/22/2016
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PODCAST. Prebiotics and probiotics have received a lot of buzz and many patients are confused on the difference between the two. Have your patients asked for advice on taking a supplement? Biologic products or bacteriotherapy including probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics may improve dysbiosis of the microbiome including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, infectious and antibiotic-associated diarrhea, […] The post 3 Ways to Help Patients Put Prebiotics into Practice...

Duration: 00:05:53


6 Tips to Help Patients Eat Mindfully

11/8/2016
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As practitioners we’re good at telling folks what to eat but do we teach them how to eat mindfully? When was the last time you stopped, focused on and truly enjoyed a piece of your favorite chocolate? Mindful eating focuses more on how we engage in eating (the pace, appreciation of food, personal responses to hunger). […] The post 6 Tips to Help Patients Eat Mindfully appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:05:09


Diabetes Update: Omega 6s, A1C Goals and Metabolic Memory

10/9/2016
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Contrary to the controversial Internet buzz, omega 6 fatty acids are considered heart-healthy and not pro-inflammatory. On the podcast today, certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian nutritionist Jill Weisenberger joins me to share research about this fatty acid update. Plus, she has new information on A1C goals and metabolic memory you don’t want to miss. Did […] The post Diabetes Update: Omega 6s, A1C Goals and Metabolic Memory appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:12:19


Cold-Brew Coffee: Will It Affect Cholesterol?

9/27/2016
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Have you ever taken coffee that’s been sitting around too long and added ice to make your version of iced coffee? Traditional iced coffee is regular coffee brewed hot and then cooled down. Cold-brew coffee is just the opposite. You use water that is room-temp or chilled and then the coffee steeps slowly over time…usually […] The post Cold-Brew Coffee: Will It Affect Cholesterol? appeared first on Breaking Down Nutrition.

Duration: 00:04:46


Will Gingko Biloba Help Cognitive Function?

9/13/2016
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Are your patients asking about Gingko Biloba for their memory? The research is mixed and controversial so what should you tell them? Ginkgo Biloba supplements are made from dried powdered leaves of the tree bearing its name. Several phytochemicals are found in ginkgo including flavonoids and terpenoids. Interestingly, instead of the dried form, almost all clinical studies use ginkgo biloba extract or GBE in the standardized form. Known as EGb761 the extract includes 22 to 27 % flavonoids...

Duration: 00:05:55

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