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Why Vitamin D is Different

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” but summertime is no guarantee that you have enough vitamin D to support good health.

The ABC’s of Vitamin D

Learning to get the vitamin D you need.

Why Multivitamins Matter

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Find out why multivitamins matter, what role they play, and how the nutrients they contain can benefit your health.

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Working From Home With Kids

When you work with new coworkers, you face a learning curve—especially when those new coworkers are your kids! Whether ...

How Can Vitamin D Benefit My Health?

When life gets crazy, it’s easy to forget about your health. However, as the saying goes, health is wealth. Making the effort to ...

Things to Do When Not Feeling Well and Bored

We all know the feeling of day three or four of a not feeling well—the fog has lifted and we no longer feel like napping but our bodies ...

How to Make Coffee at Home

Many people enjoy a hot cup of coffee and drop by their local coffee shop every day for their morning java. But when the shops are closed, you may not be able to...

5 Tips For a More Balanced Diet

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Achieving a balanced diet that includes the vitamins and minerals you may be missing is within reach. Incorporate these 5 easy strategies.

What Your Diet May Be Missing

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Despite your best intentions, you may not be consuming adequate amounts of six important vitamins and minerals from food alone.

6 Smart Swaps for Healthy Aging

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You take good care of yourself, and you want to do even better. Try t..

Healthy Vision in the Digital Age

Valerie Latona

Easy ways to reduce digital eyestrain from computers, handheld devices, and more — and have sharper vision

“Spice” Up Your Metabolism 

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Summer is winding down, but you don’t have to. Here’s how to take…

4 Ways to Burn More Fat 24/7

Valerie Latona

Burn more fat — and calories — all day long with these proven strateg…

6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy

Valerie Latona

6 habits—from irregular sleep, poor diet, and even your relationshi..

Easy Ways to Stay Cool in the Heat

How to keep cool—what to do, how much to drink, and what to eat—w…

Guys: 5 Changes for Better Health

Valerie Latona

5 simple ways—from diet to exercise—for men to improve their health now, and as they get older.

Nutrient Needs Throughout Pregnancy

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, moms are the sole source of nutri…

Nutritious Spin of Favorite Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You don’t have to give up your favorite dishes for good health. Fin…

Enduring Health Advice

Valerie Latona

The truth about health advice—from eating carrots for better eyes t…

Bad Genes? Tips to Stay Healthy

Valerie Latona

Five expert tips on how to stay healthy and reduce your risk of healt…

Nutrients for Your Eyes

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

While carrots benefit vision, supporting eye health doesn’t end the…

Daily Activity is Exercise

Valerie Latona

From cleaning to walking the dog, the everyday activities that burn c…

Eat Frozen Produce, Stay Healthy

Valerie Latona

Fresh is great—but frozen is often just as good when it comes to fr…

10 Healthy Dinners in Under 20 Minutes

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Dinner doesn't have to be complicated to be healthy. Minimize cookin…

Five Snacks That Support Brain Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Snacking can improve your focus, concentration, and energy levels. Ch…

Nutrient News For Women Over 50

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Five essential nutrients your body needs.

4 Common Myths About a Healthy Heart—Debunked

Valerie Latona

The most common misconceptions about heart disease. Includes what you need to know about exercise, diet, smoking, and other top risk factors.

Laugh More, Live More: Your Heart Will T…

Valerie Latona

The less well-known things — like laughing more, loving more, and living more — that make you happier and healthier, and the research that backs these up.

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

There’s no reason to deprive yourself of favorite foods when trying to improve heart health. Here are six nutritious heart-healthy foods you should know about.

The Facts About Fat

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

All fats are not created equal in matters of the heart. The right fat…

The Best Way to Eat for Better Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Ditch the dieting mentality for a balanced approach to food. Find out the best way to eat to support a more lasting weight loss, and better health. 

Forget Weight Loss: THESE are the 6 Resolutions you should be making this year

Valerie Latona

Commit to a healthier lifestyle with these New Year’s resolutions that will keep your body—and your brain—fit.

8 Ways to Stronger Willpower

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Healthy eating, regular exercise, and other new year’s resolutions take willpower. Strengthen your inner resolve with these eight simple strategies.

5 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Eyes

Valerie Latona

Solve dry, watery, itchy eyes in winter with this simple eye-care advice.

The Role of Multivitamins

Dietary supplements are primarily intended to help people fill dietar…

Holiday Stress: 5 Super Simple Ways to F…

Valerie Latona

Exactly what to eat, how to exercise, and how to balance work & l…

7 Simple Food Swaps to Head off Holiday…

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Holiday calories can add up, but there's no reason to avoid your favo…

7 Gifts that Get You Healthier, Happier,…

Valerie Latona

Before you buy any presents for the holidays, read about these free g…

Good-Mood Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Good nutrition supports your energy levels and helps you better handl…

6 Healthy Holiday Treats

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

There's no need to avoid holiday foods in the name of health. In meas…

What All Women Should Do for a Healthier…

Valerie Latona

Did you know that a heart attack strikes someone in America every 34 …

How to Fight Middle-Age Weight Gain

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

As if weight control wasn't hard enough for women, getting older makes it even more difficult. Calorie needs decrease with time, and your weight control plan should evolve to reflect each stage of life. You can forget about drastic calorie reduction and excessive physical activity to shed pounds, ho...

10 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life

Valerie Latona

The one thing that never ceases to amaze me about our bodies: they re…

7 Ways to Eat Better for Busy Women

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Busy women have a lot on their plates. Time spent caring for family, …

9 Surprising Tips to Help You Stay Healt…

Valerie Latona

It’s Fall—back-to-school time! And for me, and many parents, that…

3 Ways to Workplace Wellness

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

If you work full-time away from home, you spend about 25% of your wee…

Ways to Make Time for Your Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You may have strayed from your healthy habits during the summer, but …

Strategies to Support Brain Health

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been enjoying a more relaxed s…

How to Have a Happy, Healthier Vacation

Valerie Latona

I had the best intentions: I packed my protein powder; I brought my g…

Make the Most of Food

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

It’s a fact: You need fewer calories with age, yet the suggested in…

Healthy Summer Eats for Strong Bones

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Summer lasts just two months, but the season offers lots of opportuni…

Eat to Energize

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

We all need a break from our daily routine, but summer vacations, cel…

5 Things EVERYONE Needs to Do for Health…

Valerie Latona

Full disclosure: I’m wearing glasses as I write this. In fact, if I…

Women, Take Care of Yourselves

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

As a woman, you may put the wellbeing of others first. You’re not a…

What’s Good for the Heart is Good for …

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

February inspires talk of the heart. That’s no surprise, since Febr…

Spring Cleaning: Renew Your Resolutions

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Did you, like so many millions of other people, vow to improve your h…

Spring Clean Your Diet

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Spring is in the air, and that means summer is not far behind. As the…

Shore Up Your Defenses: What to Eat to S…

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You may take it for granted, but your immune system does battle with …

How to Makeover Your Diet—in 3 Simple …

Valerie Latona

Eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard — or make you feel depri…

Eat to Support Your Bones

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Calcium and vitamin D garner lots of attention for building and maint…

Freshen Up Your Summer Routine—and Get…

Valerie Latona

I. Love. Summer. There's something about this season-with its breezy,…

Dietary Recommendations

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

It is always a challenge to eat healthfully and know you are getting the right amount of essential nutrients and other important dietary constituents like fiber and phytochemicals. This challenge is even harder for adults over 50 years as their physical activity and the total amount of food they consume declines with advancing age. While eating less may result in fewer calories consumed and match their lower energy ...

Dietary Supplements

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

National surveys consistently reveal that older adults often fall far short of meeting their nutritional requirements from their diet. This is partly due to their dietary choices, age-related impairments in their ability to absorb and utilize some nutrients, medication-induced nutrient deficiencies, and increased nutrient requirements due to common chronic conditions. While dietary supplements should never be consid...

Lifestyle (exercise)

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

While good nutrition is an essential part of healthful living, physical activity is also critically important for older adults as it can prevent many of the health problems that come with age. While many older people are familiar with aerobic activities like dancing, biking, jogging, and swimming that get you breathing harder and makes your heart beat faster, they are unaware of the importance of progressive resista...

Food & Diet

Dr. Balz Frei

A healthful diet combined with physical activity is the key to living a long and healthy life. While your genes, or family history, may increase or decrease your predisposition to develop certain chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, or certain cancers, your diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in whether and when this predisposition is being expressed as actual disease. In other words, it’s all about ...

Supplements

Dr. Balz Frei

Ideally, you would get all your vitamins and essential minerals from your diet, although some of them, like vitamin E or D and calcium, may be hard to get even from a healthful diet. As a “health insurance,” and to fill known gaps in certain vitamins and essential minerals in the average US diet, I recommend the following supplements:

Exercise and Lifestyle Factors

Dr. Balz Frei

One of the most important – if not the most important – thing you can do to stay healthy is to maintain a healthy weight and waist circumference. Evidence indicates that your waist circumference is the most accurate predictor of your risk of developing metabolic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. This is because fat accumulating in your abdomen infiltrates your vital organ...

The Benefits of Omega-3 Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining cell integrity throughout the body.* Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining cell integrity throughout the body, but because we cannot synthesize them at adequate levels we have to get them from our diet. Omega-3s can be found in fatty fish such as tuna or mackerel, but many Americans do not eat fish in high enough quantities. For this reason, many p...

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Stron…

Valerie Latona

I have to be honest: I’ve never really worried about my bones—unt…

Summer: The Perfect Time to Jump-Start T…

Valerie Latona

Forget New Year’s. I’ve always found that summer is the best time…

Time to Make vitamin D: Should You Get S...

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Call me a sunscreen fanatic.

Training for Your First Race: ANYONE Can…

Valerie Latona

I still remember the feeling: I stood, waist deep, in a lake—wetsui…

Sugar Shock

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

It’s summer, and most of us are reaching for sweetened ice tea, fro…

Why Taking A Break is SO Important!

Valerie Latona

It’s August—vacation time! Well…maybe not. A recent survey foun…

Dietary Supplements for My Family

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

People often ask me about the dietary supplements I take and whi…

Healthy Eating for the Entire Family

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

If you’re like me, you crave a more balanced life with less to do a…

Over 50? What Your Body Needs More Of No…

As you age your calorie and nutrient needs change. Thus, your body wi…

Complexion Protection

Valerie Latona

Did you know that great skin starts from the inside? It's true: The r…

Top 5 Nutrients for Men 50+

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

You’re over 50, and you’re as active as ever. Keep it that way wi…

10 Best Low-Impact Workouts

Valerie Latona

The low-impact exercises that burn calories and build muscle, without…

Vitamin & Mineral Needs: 50+

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Find out what vitamins and minerals men and women need during mid-lif…