By Elizabeth Boham, MD
The holidays are fast approaching, and with it comes flu season. No one wants to ruin their holiday by catching a cold or the flu! One of the best ways to keep these infections away is to use food to strengthen your immune system. These five foods can be…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
It’s not surprising that weight loss is a common topic of conversation, considering 2 out of every 3 adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. The annual revenue of the weight loss industry is $20 billion and there are about 108 million people in the U.S. who…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Iron is a key nutrient in the body that’s needed to keep you feeling awake, strong, and capable of charging through your day. How does one mineral do so much? Iron helps to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen between the lungs and…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
According to the American Psychological Association, at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60% of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. Americans sleep 90 minutes less per…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Scientists continue to uncover the far-reaching benefits of the microbes in our gut. As a result, people are turning to probiotics as a way to support the health of their gut, immune system, and much more. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, probiotics are…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
While most people will experience constipation at some point in their lifetime, it is estimated that about 20% of the U.S. population suffers from chronic constipation. This means over 63 million people are suffering from constipation on a regular basis. Prevalence is higher among the elderly, especially elderly…