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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Meal Preparation: Starting Simple

May 28th, 2021

Meal preparation is the process of planning and preparing whole meals ahead of schedule. The initial time investment for meal planning and preparation can be daunting, but the benefits outweigh the challenges. Meal prep can help you:

  • Control your portions
  • Increase your fruit and vegetable intake
  • Save time cooking during the week
  • Save money. All of these benefits also contribute to
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Eating for Mental Health: How What We Eat Can Affect Our Mood

May 13th, 2021

By Isabella Swiecicki – Dietetic Intern, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center. Over a year has passed since COVID 19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). For many, the challenges caused by the pandemic go beyond the threat of physical infection, emphasizing the need to address mental health as a measure of wellbeing. The US Census Bureau ...

Six Ways to Make Water Fun

April 28th, 2021

By Isabella Swiecicki - Dietetic Intern, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center. The weather is getting warmer. We are starting to head outside more often. Stay hydrated and increase your water intake with these six simple flavor ideas. Add Fresh Fruit

  • Fruit adds some fresh and natural sweetness.
  • Craving something sweet? Add strawberries,
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