Health Concerns

Eat Right with Health Concerns in Mind

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
February 20, 2014

Eating healthfully can prevent and manage many chronic diseases. An eating plan that keeps health concerns in mind will also incorporate your personal nutrient needs, food preferences, lifestyle and level of physical activity.

  • Resources

    Surviving an Eating Disorder

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Health and nutrition means being able to live an enjoyable life that's free from major illness and disease. Many people suffer from eating disorders today and registered dietitian nutritionists can help clients overcome this illness. View Item

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    Overcoming Childhood Diabetes

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    Pairing nutrition with an active lifestyle and educating our children on those values can change the face of the disease for the future. View Item

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    Improving Overall Health and Wellness

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    A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you make a positive change in your life. They can help you improve your overall health and wellness and guide you through this life change. View Item

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    Enhancing Sports Performance

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Nutrition is key to health and well-being, especially when you are playing high-intensity sports. What you eat fuels your sports performance and a registered dietitian nutritionist can help you choose the right foods so that you perform your best. View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

    Taste is the most significant factor driving what we eat. Registered dietitian nutritionist Jessica Crandall shows us how to combine the foods we like with those that provide the nutrients we need. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Strip Kale

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    Kale is an excellent source of nutrients! Learn how to strip this leafy vegetable before you sauté, steam or chop it. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Eat Breakfast

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    Kick start your day with a nutritious breakfast. It will help you perform better at work and give you the energy you need to get through the morning. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    5 Ways Low-Calorie Diets Can Sabotage Your Health

    Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN

    To lose weight, you need to cut calories. So the more calories you cut, the more weight you'll lose and the healthier you'll be, right? Not so fast. If you eat too few calories, you put your health at risk. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    What's the Deal with Detox Diets?

    Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN

    It seems everyone is talking about "detox" or considering a "cleanse." Toxins are said to be the problem, but when was the last time anyone explained what a detox, toxin or cleanse actually are? View Item

  • Sports and Performance

    Play Ball! Tips for the Weekend Baseball Warrior

    Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD

    You are just a forkful and water bottle away from boosting your baseball performance! Smart food choices and proper hydration can enhance reaction time, focus and stamina to give a competitive edge on the field. View Item

  • Lifestyle

    Sustainable Eating

    Susan Moores, MS, RD

    "Is it sustainable?" An increasingly important question to ask when it comes to agriculture and how we eat, it's about choosing foods that are healthful to our environment and our bodies. View Item

  • Lifestyle

    6 Tips for a Healthier Passover

    The Jewish religious holiday of Passover often brings with it bigger meals, later mealtimes, sweet treats, socialized eating with loved ones and less physical activity. But there are ways to stay healthy during Passover. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Get to Know Your Spice Rack

    Sharon Salomon, MS, RD

    When it comes to lightening up recipes, it is important to understand how to keep flavor when reducing fat, sugar or sodium. One way is through the addition of spices and herbs. View Item

  • Allergies and Intolerances

    What Is the Low FODMAP Diet?

    Kristi King, MPH, RDN, CNSC, LD

    Originally developed to help manage the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome, is the low FODMAP diet appropriate for anyone? View Item

  • Weight Loss

    6 Tips on Losing Weight for Your Next Big Event

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  • Diseases and Conditions

    Reduce Risk During Cancer Control Month

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    April is Cancer Control Month, a time to focus on what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. In the United States, men have nearly a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; for women, the risk is closer to 1 in 3. View Item

  • Training and Recovery

    Go! 5 Tips to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Birds chirping, trees blooming and feet on the pavement all signal the arrival of spring. However, hitting the great outdoors for a 5K or fun run involves more than just lacing up your sneakers and programming the perfect playlist. These 5 simple steps will get you on your feet again the safe and healthy way. View Item

  • Training and Recovery

    Eating for Strength and Recovery

    Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD

    Active people don't want to think about injury, but anyone who participates in sports knows that muscle pulls, sprains, broken bones, stress fractures or orthopedic surgery may sideline you for a while. What you eat after injury can help you recover from surgery, heal wounds and strengthen bones and muscles to get you back to an active lifestyle. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Eating Disorders: Problem also Affects Boys and Men

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    Eating disorders are not just a problem for girls and women. Boys and men also suffer from anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorders. However, the biggest difference between men and women with eating disorders is that women are more likely to seek treatment. View Item

  • Nutrition

    10 Must-Know Hybrid Fruits

    Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN

    With bizarre names, hybrids might sound like weird science, but these fruits and their many cousins are more natural and familiar than you might think. View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    The Beginner's Guide to Cruciferous Vegetables

    Holly Larson, MS, RD

    What do kale, arugula and Brussels sprouts have in common? Aside from being the basis for trend-setting vegetable recipes, they’re all delicious cruciferous vegetables and pack a nutritional and inflammation-fighting one-two punch. View Item

  • Lifestyle

    Happy Passover

    A staple of many Passover meals is matzah, a thin, cracker-like unleavened bread. Tradition states matzah served during Passover should be made with only water and flour, but year-round versions can include flavoring like onions and garlic. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    What's the Deal with Detox Diets?

    Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN

    It seems everyone is talking about "detox" or considering a "cleanse." Toxins are said to be the problem, but when was the last time anyone explained what a detox, toxin or cleanse actually are? View Item

  • Weight Loss

    5 Ways Low-Calorie Diets Can Sabotage Your Health

    Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN

    To lose weight, you need to cut calories. So the more calories you cut, the more weight you'll lose and the healthier you'll be, right? Not so fast. If you eat too few calories, you put your health at risk. View Item

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