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Posts From Melissa Wdowik

Melissa Wdowik

Melissa Wdowik

Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Research has shown that some individuals are more susceptible than others to the habit-forming behavior of overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods.

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Wdowik nutrition column: Pasta is making a comeback

Once a mainstay of many American diets, pasta developed a poor reputation in the 1990s as “carbohydrate” became a dirty word.

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Wdowik column: Deciding whether to celebrate June as National Dairy Month

My grandmother would be confused about the controversy surrounding milk and other dairy products.

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Wdowik nutrition column: Recognize and treat iron deficiency

If you often feel tired or run down despite getting adequate sleep, it’s time to consider the possibility of iron deficiency.

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Wdowik column: Spring is a great time to join a CSA program

I started hearing about Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) many years ago, and knew I had to get on board.

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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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