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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Savannah Helm

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

As the weather warms up and people head outdoors, the concern for Lyme disease increases. It’s common knowledge that Lyme disease can be attributed to a tick bite, but many are unaware of what to do and what can happen. Symptoms may range from mild discomfort where the bite is to bedridden disability. Because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other conditions for years.

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Indian Vegan Cuisine

Savannah Helm

Indian Vegan Cuisine

Indian Americans, or Indo-Americans, make up about 4.5 million of the U.S. population, according to Madhu Gadia, MS, RDN, CDCES, and author of The Indian Vegan Kitchen and New Indian Home Cooking. More specifically, they could be your next patient or client as they are genetically prone to diabetes and heart disease.

When asked, “What do Indian RDNs wish the rest of the dietetic profession would do or know differently?” Gadia provided these fascinating ideas...

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Removing Cultural Food Blind Spots

Savannah Helm

Removing Cultural Food Blind Spots

As dietitians, we are the food experts. We can feel a certain possessiveness of food knowledge. We can cringe when someone “unqualified” uses their platform to speak about what we know and love. And yet, each of us also have our own food and nutrition blind spots where we can fortify ourselves personally and professionally. 

 

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Five Most Serious Nutrient Deficiencies from Taking Drugs & Physicians’ Five Most Overlooked Drug-Food Problems

Savannah Helm

Five Most Serious Nutrient Deficiencies from Taking Drugs &  Physicians’ Five Most Overlooked Drug-Food Problems

In a two-part series, we take a closer look at drug and food interactions. The story isn’t complete just by looking at interactions. Occasionally, drugs create nutrient deficiencies.

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What Are the 10 Most Common Drugs to Interact with Foods?

Savannah Helm

What Are the 10 Most Common Drugs to Interact with Foods?

Dr. Eric Christianson, states, “I’d encourage every RDN to have a go-to pharmacist within their organization or community. There are so many medication problems to solve, and you will be asked medication questions when working with patients. I’d encourage you not to “wing-it” on medications and use a pharmacist’s expertise to your advantage.”  

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