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Posts From Melissa Wdowik

Melissa Wdowik

Melissa Wdowik

Wdowik column: Food choices you make now can protect your brain later

Dementia runs in my family, and many of us have seen dementia affect both friends and celebrities.

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Put your best fork forward

March is National Nutrition month, a time to celebrate eating and this year’s theme “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Putting your best fork forward is a reminder that each of us holds the tools to benefit our connections with food. The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center celebrates National Nutrition month with refreshing advice to support this relationship.

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Wdowik nutrition column: Follow the DASH lifestyle for optimal health

If you are determined to make healthy lifestyle changes and need a little structure and guidance, look no further than DASH!

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Wdowik nutrition column: Top 10 resolutions for the new year

Based on statistics and testimonials, half of you made a New Year’s resolution. Half of those resolutions will not be maintained, though, either because they are too broad or too difficult.

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Wdowik nutrition column: Have your beef — and eat it too

What if you could reduce your carbon footprint without trading in your beloved sports utility vehicle?

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Wdowik nutrition column: Beware apple cider vinegar claims

Fall always makes me think of apples … crunchy raw apples, baked apple crisp, caramel apples and apple cider vinegar. Wait, vinegar? Apple cider vinegar has long been associated with a variety of health claims, and has been getting a

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Wdowik nutrition column: Break the fast with breakfast

September is Better Breakfast Month, so now is a great time to give some thought to the first meal of the day.

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Wdowik column: Finding a fiber that fits

Have you given much thought to the fiber in your diet?

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Wdowik column: The varied benefits of the seed family

You know the expression: Good things come in small packages.

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Wdowik nutrition column: Weighing the health benefits of coffee

Chances are, you or someone you know is a coffee drinker. Admittedly, I love coffee and my relationship with it is one of slight dependency. Thus I am fully invested in exploring the research into its health effects.

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