Spice of Life: Cooking with Turmeric
Turmeric. We see it bottled in health elixirs lining grocery store shelves and its benefits extolled on blogs around the web. But what exactly is this increasingly omnipresent orange-colored ingredient and, perhaps just as pressingly, how do you pronounce it? (It’s TER-muh-rihk, by the way.) Turmeric is a perennial plant that comes from the ginger [...]
Flu-fighting foods and favorite recipes for cold season
While a flu shot is the most effective way to combat the flu, food can play a crucial role as well. Registered dietitian Julia Marnadi shares some insight onto what foods pack nutrition to help stave off the flu and why in this month’s edition of the RD blog! The Whole U has you covered [...]
Try Winter Squash For a Nutritious November
Fall is my favorite season of the year—a chance to take in the beautiful colors all around—not only in trees, but also through vibrant vegetables and fruits that abound during the harvest season. Apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, cranberries, radishes, grapes, and bell peppers are only a few of many options! I love [...]
When to Buy Organic Fruits, Veggies & Meat
As a dietitian working in the cancer unit, my patients are often very interested in nutrition. The topic of organic food stirs up a lot of questions: Should they shop organic after being diagnosed with cancer? Should they transition to an all-organic diet to stay healthy and reduce the risk of relapse moving forward? Why opt for organic in the first place? The popularity of organic foods is rising, and now almost all supermarkets have a wide variety of organic selections. Organic food categories vary: 100% organic, made with organic ingredients, etc. It can be confusing even for a dietitian. Let’s explore what the labels mean.
Summer Throwdown Week 1: Food Fitness
Welcome to the first week of The Whole U’s Summer Throwdown fitness challenge! During the next six weeks, you’ll learn fitness tips, experience intense workouts, receive free gym passes, and perform fitness tests to check your progress. It’s not too late to register, so sign up and commit to a summer of health and fitness [...]
The FODMAP Diet
Some of life’s most embarrassing problems are a lot more common than we think. Approximately one in seven adults suffer from gastrointestinal problems such as gas and bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and functional diarrhea. These symptoms can be painful and disruptive to normal activities. There has been research suggesting that a low FODMAP diet [...]
Is A Gluten-Free Diet Right For You?
The incidence of celiac disease has doubled in recent years. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 2 million Americans have celiac disease. Individuals who are diagnosed with celiac disease are required to strictly follow a gluten-free diet. What exactly is celiac disease? It’s an autoimmune disease that leads to an intolerance of [...]