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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 ...

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 ...

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,
...

A 360 Guide to Foam Rolling

March 22nd, 2021

According to the American Council on Exercise, foam rolling is a self-myofascial release technique (SMR), which is a type of therapy used to eliminate general fascia restrictions. It is commonly used as a warm-up for mobility and/or a cool-down for recovery, although it should not fully replace stretching. Research studies indicate that, when foam rolling precedes static stretching, individuals ...

Explore Plant-Based Eating

February 22nd, 2021

By: Marnie Stober, Dietetic Intern, Meredith College and the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center Nutrition Team. Plant-based eating has become a popular lifestyle change in the past few years as people have noticed the health benefits, from weight loss/management to a decreased risk of heart disease, it can provide. However, plant-based is a broad term that could include a ...

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