Nutrition and Diet

  • Whole Food Diets and Inflammation

    Whole Food Diets and Inflammation

    posted by Liz Erker, Registered Dietitian on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    In recent years, much attention has being given to the dietary treatment of numerous chronic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. While the dietary treatment for RA and OA is controversial, some studies show that a whole food, plant-based diet can produce significant reduction in pain when compared to a typical Western diet (or one that is high in animal foods and some vegetable oils, and tend to show a pro-inflammatory response).

  • Healthy Heart: Ten Nutrition Tips

    Healthy Heart: Ten Nutrition Tips

    posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019

    For people fighting heart disease and trying to improve overall health, it's especially important to eat nutritiously. Along with maintaining a healthy weight and regular activity, here are ten tips from our registered dietitian, Liz Erker.

  • Go Further with Food

    Go Further with Food

    posted by Liz Erker, Registered Dietitian on Monday, March 12, 2018

    Each March, the Academy of Nutrition focuses nationwide attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help reduce food loss and waste.

  • Are Fried Potatoes Bad for You?

    Are Fried Potatoes Bad for You?

    posted by Signature Medical Group on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Say it ain't so. That's what millions may be wondering after a recent study pointed to the dangers of eating some of their favorite foods. French fries and other types of fried potatoes could lead to an early death, the study found.

  • Eight Fat-Burning Foods

    Eight Fat-Burning Foods

    posted by Signature Medical Group on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Many people, it seems, are trying to lose weight these days. Eating the right foods is a good place to start.