Posts By: allisonjstowell

Tips to Make Sure Winter Doesn’t Dry You Out

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Allison Stowell

There are a few unique considerations for the winter to keep in mind that could put us at greater risk for dehydration. First, there is the dry heat that most of are exposed to in our homes and at work. Then there are the decongestants many of us use at one time or another to manage cold symptoms. Lastly, there is the chilly weather that may not inspire us to drink as often as the summer heat reminds us to.

Tips to Make Sure Winter Doesn’t Dry You Out

Frugal Tips for a Heart Healthy Diet

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Allison Stowell

The nutrition myth that just can’t seem to be dispelled is that eating healthfully is always more expensive and that cost is a barrier to meeting health goals, such as following a heart healthy diet. When you consider what it truly means to follow a diet to reduce risk of heart disease, then it’s easy to see how affordable it can be.

Frugal Tips for a Heart Healthy Diet

Healthier Snacks for Game Day

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Allison Stowell

I have a confession. I really watch sports for the food. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about rooting for my favorite team and I love a tight match as much as the next person, but the food…that’s a big reason I sit to watch the game in the first place.

Healthier Snacks for Game Day

How to Talk to Your MD about Diet, Weight and Exercise

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Allison Stowell

It happens often in my role as a retail dietitian. A customer approaches me and says, “My doctor says I need to lose weight,” or “My doctor say says I need lower my cholesterol.” And that’s it. Maybe there is a mention of the number of months they have to change before starting medication, but otherwise it seems as if the conversation between my customer and their doctor ends there with these “simple” goals.

How to Talk to Your MD about Diet, Weight and Exercise

NYC Puts Salt on Notice

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Allison Stowell

In case you missed it, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene just took yet another step toward improving the lives of the people that frequent chain restaurants (establishments with 15 or more locations) in NYC. With a new salt shaker symbol, which will appear on menu items that offer 2,300mg or more in an entrée or combo meal, is designed to inform patrons of these establishments just how much salt they are consuming. Sorry NYC, but the truth is that your pizza, bread and more contain significantly more sodium than you realize. Luckily, your health department has your back.

NYC Puts Salt on Notice

Recipes and Snacks Delivered Right to Your Door…Really

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Allison Stowell

The holidays are here and so are the busy days that go right along with them. A festive gathering here, a last minute stop at the mall to pick up a gift there. The one store that you may not get to is the supermarket. Before you know it, you finally return from your long day to find you don’t have a dinner plan or the food on hand to create one. What you need is someone to shop for you, someone who ideally knows your preferences, and who can make sure you are staying on track with your nutrition goals. Well, with snack and recipe delivery services it’s like you do have someone doing just that.

Recipes and Snacks Delivered Right to Your Door…Really