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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 ...

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 ...

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. You are in good company if you raised your eyebrows when you first heard of environmental restructuring. 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 environmental restructuring. The combination ...

Planning for a Healthier Holiday Season

November 22nd, 2021

By: Christine B. Tenekjian, MPH, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC, Dietitian Clinician, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center, and Kim Ha, Dietetic Intern at Duke Hospital. The holidays seem to be right around the corner as the weather becomes colder and the leaves are changing color. With this, there may be mixed emotions of anxiety, joy, and confusion around food. Anticipating and ...

Healthy Convenience Foods that Require No Cooking or Prep Time

October 21st, 2021

By Kira Jennings, MS and Christine Tenekjian, MPH, RDN/LDN, NBC-HWC, Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center In our ever-changing world, many of us are struggling with our lives getting increasingly busy again. We are always seeking convenient foods that require little to no cooking/prep time. Plenty of food options are nutritious and able to contribute to balanced meals for these ...

Your Burning Questions About Heart Burn Answered

July 20th, 2021

By Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Medical Team GERD is the medical term for Acid Reflux, and the common description is’ heartburn.’ This condition has nothing to do with anyone’s heart burning. GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. For various reasons, the stomach's acidic contents leak into the esophagus, where acidity is not tolerated by this tissue. When ...

Well-Being Guidelines During a Crisis

July 20th, 2021

By Duke Integrative Medicine Psychotherapy Team We can easily let go of our healthy routines and boundaries when dealing with crises. During a crisis, we may let go of important practices that cultivate the four pillars of a stable mood: nutrition, connection, movement, and rest. During highly stressful times, it's important to do what we can to maintain and bolster ...

Savor Your Food With Mindful Eating

June 24th, 2021

By Duke Health & Well-Being Programs Team How many of us have had the experience of eating an entire bag of chips or a pint of ice cream without even realizing it? When this happens, most (if not all) of us notice and appreciate the full taste of our first few bites but can hardly remember the rest. Mindless eating can ...

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