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How to Make Nightshades More Digestible

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nightshade vegetables and fruits are nutrient-dense foods, delivering important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn why these foods can be great for you — and how you can mitigate their effects if they bother you.
A woman holding a green smoothie.

3 Habits Life Time Dietitians Do on the Regular

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Strategies that help set them up for daily nutritional success.
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How to Navigate Nightshade Foods

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Are nightshades bad for you? For most people, these foods are a healthy part of a varied diet. But for others, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes can be problematic.
A bowl of a salad featuring watermelon, cucumber and herbs.

Rethinking Nutrition . . . for Real

By Renée Main
After years of quick-fix dieting, the cofounder of the ARORA program finally progressed toward her health goals when she made healthy eating a lifestyle.
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Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
Paul Kriegler

Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

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How to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Fish offers a host of health benefits, but pollution, overfishing, and human-rights abuses have muddied the waters. Learn how to make more sustainable choices.
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How Butyrate Can Help Protect Against Leaky Gut

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate can help keep inflammation in check by strengthening our gut lining.
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The Health Benefits of Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a surprisingly big role in overall health.
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The Pros and Cons of a Raw-Food Diet

By Catherine Guthrie
Raw-food diets have many passionate advocates, but the benefits differ for different people. Learn how find a balance that's right for you.
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The Health Benefits of Eating Potatoes

By Elizabeth Millard
Long maligned by various healthy-eating plans, potatoes are back in favor — and more nutritious than you might think.
Samantha McKinney

Why Magnesium?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 14   December 14, 2021

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in the body, impacting how we feel and function every day — yet it’s also the second most common nutrient deficiency behind vitamin D. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains magnesium’s far-reaching role in our health and offers tips for making sure our bodies have optimal levels.

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What Are the Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

By Mo Perry
Alcohol seems to affect us all differently — and even affect our own bodies differently over time. Here are answers to some of your questions about booze and the body.
Anika Christ

Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11   November 16, 2021

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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Eating Well During Cancer Care

By Catherine Guthrie
Integrative cancer experts offer ways to nourish yourself when food seems less appealing.
garlic bulbs, onions and scallions

What You Need to Know About Alliums

By Catherine Guthrie
What is an allium — and why do you need to eat more of them? Read on for the benefits of onions, garlic, leeks, and more.
Paul Kriegler

Why Hydration?

With Paul Kriegler, RD
Season 4, Episode 2   September 14, 2021

Our bodies are 70 percent water, so maintaining a healthy body starts with sustaining healthy hydration habits. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why proper hydration is so essential for our health and how we can make sure we’re optimizing our water intake.

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How Does Caffeine Really Affect Your Health?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
Your questions about this common stimulant, answered.
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Can Regenerative Agriculture Save Us?

By Elizabeth Millard
Why nourishing topsoil, raising healthier animals, and growing more nutrient-dense crops and produce is critical to the future of food — and the planet.
Cliff Edberg

Fueling for Your Workouts

With Cliff Edberg, RD, Master Trainer
Season 3, Episode 14   June 29, 2021

Fueling for workouts can be tricky: How we do it depends on a lot of individual factors, and it can take time to learn what does or does not work for us. Cliff Edberg, RD, Master Trainer at Life Time, breaks down what we need to know about pre- and post-workout nutrition, and offers general guidelines we can start with to then hone in on what’s best for us.

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an assortment of cruciferous veggies and radishes

The Power of Cruciferous Vegetables

By Mo Perry
Cauliflower, kale, and other crucifers are some of the most nutritionally potent foods out there. Here are tips to eat more of them.
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