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Your Guide to Nutrition and Metabolism

August 2nd, 2022

Content curated by Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Dietitian, Duke Integrative Medicine. Support and optimize your metabolism with ""Your Ultimate Guide to Nutrition and Metabolism." This e-book shares in-depth information about your metabolism and ways to support and optimize it. Download the Nutrition and Metabolism Guide   About Nutritional Counseling Services at Duke Integrative Medicine Nutritional counseling can be ...

Feeling 35 Years Younger After Partnering With Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center

July 11th, 2022

Deana Doub, from Hillsborough, NC, partnered with the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center to help her lose more than 60 pounds. Deana's goals included weight loss, increasing exercise and fitness, and finding a balanced diet that would work for her. Deana was thrilled to work with Christine Tenekjian, RD, a licensed dietitian and nutritionist, health and wellness ...

Four Factors that Can Improve Your Metabolism

June 30th, 2022

By: Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Dietitian, Duke Integrative Medicine. Metabolism is so confusing and frustrating, right? Common questions asked, "Why can't I lose weight? Why is my metabolism so slow?" In simple terms, "Metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body moving, even when resting or sleeping, ...

Understanding the Relationship Between Nutrition and Menopause

May 20th, 2022

By: Vasundhara Dambal, Nutrition Intern from North Carolina Central University and the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center Nutrition Team What is Menopause? Menopause is a normal process of aging that happens 12 months after monthly menstruation ceases altogether. Ovaries produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which regulate the menstrual cycle. A hormonal imbalance occurs due to a decrease in the ...

Meal Planning for Travelers: Six Ways to Stay Healthy on the Go

May 11th, 2022

Maintaining healthy eating habits can be challenging while at home, but embarking on a trip can be potentially fraught with temptation. Whether you’re trying to avoid fast food, eat a nutritious breakfast, or stick to a diet, healthy eating on the go is entirely possible. Here are six ways to stay healthy on the go.

Design Your Plate for Immune Support

April 22nd, 2022

By Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Duke Integrative Medicine. Our immune system is complex and influenced by diet, sleep, movement, stress reduction, and other lifestyle elements. Currently, 1 in 15 people (1 in 6 for women) is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. This situation, plus the potentially devastating effects that long-haul Covid can have on our immune system, has many ...

What Is Environmental Restructuring? And How Can It Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

March 24th, 2022

By Elisabetta Politi, RDN, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center. If you raised your eyebrows when you first heard of environmental restructuring, you are in good company. In the world of behavioral change, environmental restructuring refers to modifying the physical environment around someone to influence health outcomes. Re-designing a work cafeteria to emphasize healthy foods is an example of environmental ...

Making Yoga Accessible to Seniors

February 10th, 2022

How to Boost Benefits and Reduce Risks for Older Adults By Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT In recent years, there's been a growing interest in making yoga accessible to everybody—thanks, in large part, to the work of Jivana Heyman, director of the Accessible Yoga Association, whose mission statement proclaims that "all ...

The 2021 “Best of the Best” in Health and Well-Being

December 21st, 2021

As we continue to navigate these unchartered times, self-care has become more important than ever. This year we curated fun and helpful resources to help you expand your well-being toolbox. Interested in getting curated well-being resources directly into your inbox? Subscribe to our bi-monthly Well-Being newsletter. Meditation According to Mary Brantley, Duke Health & ...

Establish and Strengthen Your Well-Being Practice in the New Year

December 21st, 2021

Throughout the last year, we shared several practices to activate the relaxation response and strengthen your resiliency: three deep breaths; the body scan, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR); mindful walking, reflective writing/journaling; mindful eating, loving-kindness meditation, three good things  and guided imagery. Use these questions or download this guide DHW Wellbeing Toolbox Guide to ...

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