Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, talks about the effects of sugar in our diets, how to reduce daily intake, and whether we should cut it out completely. Read the story: This is What Happens When You Give Up Sugar for One Year.
Registered dietitian Maureen Franklin helps us understand an FDA proposal to update the nutrition facts labels found on most food packages in the United States. Read more: Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label, from the U.S. Food and Drug Association.
Upstate registered dietitian Heather Richardson, RD, explains the difference between a vegan and vegetarian diet, and how important it is to get the proper nutrients to make it a healthy way to eat. Richardson is an ambulatory medicine outpatient dietitian at Upstate’s University Health Care Center.
Juliann Mellen, RD, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reinforces the importance of eating healthy during pregnancy, but cautions that not all foods are safe, and foodborne illness is a serious issue. Read more: FoodSafety.gov
Registered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery. She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue. For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.
Juliann Mellen, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reminds us that maintaining healthy eating habits along with regular physical activity during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. MyPlate.gov
Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure. The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.
Cristina Pope, director of the Health Sciences Library at Upstate, shares the inspiring story of how she lost more than 100 pounds and how she has kept it off for almost two years. There are no secrets, she still tracks what she eats and spends many hours exercising, lifting weights, swimming and running. Read the story: How Cristina Pope lost 110 pounds
Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine and director of Integrative Medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center, talks about integrative medicine, a more in-depth approach to nutrition as a way to improve your overall health. Learn how integrating small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.