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Managing Food Allergies at Work

Managing an allergy in a work environment can be an awkward and uncomfortable situation for some. As food allergies are considered a disability under federal law, employers are obligated to make reasonable accommodations. Employers must engage in an ‘interactive process’ with employees to discuss accommodations that will enable an...

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Nutrition Trends 2017

Polluck Communications along with Today’s Dietitian magazine have recently released the results of their 5th annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” National Food Survey. According to 1700 dietitians nationwide, nutrition experts have revealed that diets are out and mindful eating is in. This entails having a slower, more thoughtful approach...

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Autoimmune Conditions and Diet: Is there a Link?

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARPA), autoimmune conditions are the second leading cause of chronic illnesses. With 10-20% of the U.S. population experiencing early stage symptoms and imbalances, only 5% are actually diagnosed and treated for an autoimmune disorder.   Most of the time (approximately 75%) these...

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Easy Ways to Adopt the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most highly researched eating patterns. For many, it is considered a gold standard in heart disease prevention and treatment as it can lower LDL (bad cholesterol that builds up in arteries). The benefits of the diet extend far beyond the obvious, however. ...

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Which Probiotic Strains Should I Look For?

With so many probiotics on the market, how can you know which ones are best suited for your needs? Different probiotic strains will support different body functions. Probiotics work synergistically, meaning they work together to enhance their function therefore having a few strains in a product is beneficial. We...

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Dairy Free Smoothies

If you’ve been cutting back on dairy, but worried you may be missing out on some key nutrients, try these delicious smoothies. Ginger Pear Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds 2 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 banana...

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Which Sweeteners are Safe to Use?

Question: What are the differences in sweeteners and how do we decide which ones to use? Answer: Sweeteners can essentially be divided into one of 2 categories: nutritive and non-nutritive. While nutritive provides a source of calories (typically sugar/carbohydrates), non-nutrititives are not absorbed and therefore do not provide any calories. The FDA...

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