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Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D., is a writer and a nutrition consultant who specializes in family nutrition, women's health and weight control.

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

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What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain

What’s Good for the Heart is Good for …

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

February inspires talk of the heart. That’s no surprise, since February is American Heart Month, and it features Valentine’s Day. While the heart is truly amazing and should be celebrated, the brain is equally impressive.

 

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