5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020

nutrition in medicineThe 8th annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine was hosted by the Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences from August 6-8.

More than 800 health care professionals logged in virtually to attend the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine Continue reading “5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020”

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Coronavirus Nutrition Tips – A Deeper Dive

coronavirus covid 19 LJFaGuest blog by Lisa Jo Finstrom, MS, CNS, LDN. Lisa Jo is a nutritionist at Village Green Apothecary.

As a licensed nutritionist in the state of Maryland, I would like to share some basic tips on boosting the immune system, especially during the coronavirus crisis.

First of all, I’d like to clarify a few terms. The novel coronavirus we are dealing with is called SARS-CoV2, which stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. The infectious disease we are trying to avoid is called COVID-19. Continue reading “Coronavirus Nutrition Tips – A Deeper Dive”

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Keep Low-Carb Diets Out of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

dietary guidelines aPhysicians Committee dietitian Minh Nguyen, MS, RD, was in Houston on January 24 to warn the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) about the dangers of recommending low-carb diets in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The DGAC is working on a scientific report that will shape the upcoming Dietary Guidelines, which are scheduled to be released in late 2020 or early 2021.

In July, Susan Levin, MS, RD, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee, testified before the DGAC. She recommended that the Dietary Guidelines ditch the dairy to help Americans fight heart disease, cancer and lactose intolerance. Continue reading “Keep Low-Carb Diets Out of Dietary Guidelines for Americans”

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Helping Patients Get Healthy with Nutrition

doctor patient2It is only right that doctors understand the causes of their patients’ illnesses and have the knowledge to help them get well. Doctors want to help their patients get healthy by discussing nutrition with them, but many feel unprepared to do so, according to a new poll of DC doctors. The poll found that 73% of doctors feel that patient visits should include nutrition guidance, but only 15% feel “totally prepared” to offer it.

That’s why earlier this year, Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the Continuing Nutrition Education Amendment Act of 2019, calling for continuing education on nutrition for healthcare providers. Continue reading “Helping Patients Get Healthy with Nutrition”

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Brain Health Series: Food For Thought

salmon broccoliBrain health is a critical part of overall health that many people tend to neglect. We all know that to have a better quality life, exercise, sleep and healthy diet all play an important role. But these factors are also important for brain health. More and more research is showing that lifestyle factors can have profound effects on the progression of cognitive decline. In this brain series, I will be looking at diet, exercise, sleep, stress and supplements, and how they are part of important steps to help preserve and maintain optimal brain function, particularly as we age.

Good nutrition plays a large role in helping to protect against heart disease, and even cancer. Continue reading “Brain Health Series: Food For Thought”

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