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Medical Nutrition Therapy More Than Just a “Diet” for People with Diabetes

November 11, 2017

November is American Diabetes Month.  Recent statistics show that nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Sadly, however, many people are not given the educational tools (particularly related to nutrition) needed to manage the disease throughout a lifetime. Often, patients are instructed to eat a “diabetic diet” and handed a pre-printed diet […]READ MORE

Hybrids: More Than Just Cars

October 10, 2017

Walking down the produce section of the grocery store, you’ve probably at some point come across some unusual options (Pluots, anyone?) Although hybrid fruits tend to conjure up the image of fruits produced in a science laboratory, these fruits are actually more natural than you may realize. Contrary to popular belief, hybrids are not produced […]READ MORE

Drinking Coffee Has Its “Perks”

August 8, 2017

I love the first sip of my morning coffee, and according to data from the Harvard School of Public Health, I’m not alone.  It is estimated that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis, with an average intake of 3.1 cups a day. Believe it or not, moderate […]READ MORE

Adding Iron to Food Through Cooking

June 6, 2017

Many are trying to decrease the amount of red meat they are eating these days. There are many reasons, including reducing your carbon footprint or intake of saturated fat. Wait, what about the iron? Iron is an essential mineral which carries oxygen in the blood to all parts of our body. Plant sources (non-heme iron) […]READ MORE

Zoodles? Say What?

May 5, 2017

by Abby Forman, MS RD Registered Dietitian You may have noticed a new colorful trend popping up around online and in restaurants – zoodles.  This is the term for using a spiralizer on zucchini to make a noodle substitute.  They work great for those looking for a lower carbohydrate option to regular pasta or a […]READ MORE

We Salute our Registered Dietitians!

March 3, 2017

At Bon Secours Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, we do our best throughout the year to show our appreciation to all the hard working registered dietitians (RD’s) who assist patients and clients at all of our facilities.  Nonetheless, it’s great to see that March 8th is set aside on the calendar as National Registered Dietitians […]READ MORE

Before/During/After – Hydration and Fueling

March 3, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD Running a marathon takes fuel and a lot of it.  When, what, how much? These are the questions to figure out now, before race day arrives.  No one enjoys bonking or hitting the wall on mile 20.  Here are some basic guides for building your marathon fueling strategy to start […]READ MORE

Complex Carbohydrates…Not So Complex To Understand

March 3, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of fuel. They are used exclusively by your brain (with the exception of ketones) and give us ready-to-use energy for high intensity athletic activity.  There are two kinds of carbohydrates, simple and complex.  Simple carbohydrates are those that only contain one or two molecules […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Abby Forman, MS, RD. The majority of people who follow restrictive diets that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within five years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the […]READ MORE

Beat the Heat: How to Stay Hydrated

May 5, 2016

This blog was written by Brandon Johnson, CSCS, FMS, USAW “How much water should you drink” is a loaded question.  There are a lot of factors that play a role in how water you should consume.  The old saying is “eight servings of eight ounces of water a day,” but that does not take into […]READ MORE