Nutrition Blog

The AZ Dietitians Nutrition and Wellness Blog

Avocado- Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Name a fruit that contains some protein, high proportion of fat, low amount of carbohydrates, and tons of great vitamins while being a great supplement to every meal. Don’t know? It’s your favorite taco topper- avocado! In honor of National Avocado Day on July 31st,...

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July is National Blueberry Month

In July 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed that July is National Blueberry Month. July is the peak of blueberry season, so it’s the perfect time to head to the store and pick up some of these delicious, nutrient-packed berries. Blueberries...

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Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a disruption of bowel movements that cause GI irritation, cramping, bloating, and abdominal pains. Causes of IBS are different for everyone, but the majority (70-89%) of people link irritation to...

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Extended Low-Calorie Diets and Thyroid Dysfunction

Your body requires calories for energy to support its biological functions such as breathing, pumping blood to your heart and the rest of your body, and digestion. This is called your basal metabolic rate. If you are active and exercise regularly, your body requires...

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Eat This … Not That This Holiday

Fourth of July is around the corner, which means BBQ, sweets, and alcohol for some of you. There is no shame in enjoying the holiday. After all, it only comes once a year. But, if some of you have goals that these holidays don’t align with, don’t worry. Here are some...

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Food Sustainability and Your Health

What is Food Sustainability? The topic of sustainability has become increasingly popular in recent years. Now, it's even more so as it relates to healthcare and the food we eat. You may be wondering what food sustainability is, how it’s relevant to you and your...

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June is National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month was originally established in 1938 for milk and grocery promotion. Now, National Dairy Month serves to remind us all of the health benefits that dairy has to offer.  National Dairy Month: Celebrate Dairy's Benefits! Including low-fat or non-fat...

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Leaky Gut Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Have you been told you may have Leaky Gut or have you even heard of it?  In this post, you will learn all about Leaky Gut and how to help reduce symptoms! There is no clear diagnosis test, and more research is needed before Leaky Gut is considered a medical diagnosis....

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Adrenal Fatigue: Is it Real?

You are sitting at your desk in the office and look over at the clock with eyes fighting to stay open to see that the time is 10 AM in the morning. Yawning big you reach over to grab your second cup of coffee recalling how many hours you slept the night before. You...

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Autism and Nutrition – Are They Connected?

More than 3.5 million people in the U.S. are living with Autism. Over the years, more research has been done on how diet can correlate with it. Studies have shown that people with Autism have abnormal immune responses to foods that contain gluten, casein, and...

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Stress and Weight Loss – How Are They Connected?

Most people know diet and exercise influence weight loss ... but do you know that stress and weight loss are also connected? Stress can lead to accumulation of visceral fat, preference for high-sugar and high-fat foods and can affect hormone levels. High stress levels...

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