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Healthy Snacking: Food Facts
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Clinical Dietitian Natalie Hellman from Saint Thomas Health shares with us the best snacks for kids and adults to stay full, stay healthy, and keep their hands out of the potato chips bag.www.sthealth...
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Trans Fats vs. Sat Fats:  What’s the Difference?
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Trans fats vs. saturated fats. What's the difference between the two? According to Clinical Dietitian Lynn Henderson of Saint Thomas Health, neither is very good for you. Find out why it's best to sta...
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Super Foods: What Makes Them Super?
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We always hear about "super foods", but what exactly makes a food "super"? Clinical Dietitian Kitty Fawaz explains what they are and how they have the ability to possibly reduce the risk of cancer whi...
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Am I Drinking Enough Water?
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Did you know that if you are thirsty it means your body is already dehydrated? Clinical Dietitian Lynn Henderson from Saint Thomas Health explains the importance of water consumption and how much we s...
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Gluten Myths & Facts
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Gluten-free food tends to be growing in popularity. Did you know that not all grains contain gluten? Clinical Dietitian Natalie Hellman from Saint Thomas Health breaks down the myths & facts of gl...
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The Benefits of Eating Fish - Healthy Eating
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You hear all the time how great it is to eat fish, but just how good is it for you? Which varieties are the best option? Why Clinical Dietitian Kitty Fawaz says cold water varieties are best as well a...
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The Result Of Eating Too Much Salt Can Be Measured In Blood Pressure
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report   Study Highlights: Eating too much salt long term or gradually increasing salt consumption over time both significantly raise the risk...
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Bariatric Patients from Saint Thomas Rutherford Walk the Red Carpet
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One by one, more than 20 bariatric patients from Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Tennessee walked the red carpet at Stones River Country Club.  One man used to be in a wheelchair. &nbs...
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Look Out! There's Sodium Hiding In That Bite
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Here's a scary fact: According to the American Heart Association, approximately 75% of the sodium we eat comes from sodium *added* to processed foods and restaurant foods. Sodium is an essential nutri...
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Nutrition Month Q&A: Butter vs. Margarine
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Butter is bad; Margarine is better. Wait, butter is better; margarine is bad. Which is it? It can be confusing and it's a question Kitty Fawaz, a clinical dietitian at Saint Thomas Health in Nashville...
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Nutrition Month Q&A: White Bread or No Bread?
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We're continuing our #NutritionMonth Q&A with Clinical Dietition Kitty Fawaz. Our next question from a Facebook friend is:For a type 2 diabetic like myself, which is better? White bread, wheat bre...
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Nutrition Month Q&A: The Truth About Coconut Oil
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Our most recent Facebook question for National Nutrition Month: When my dad was diagnosed with heart issues, coconut oil was on the top of the "no no" list. Now, it seems like coconut oil is...
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Nutrition Month Q&A: Fruits, Veggies, and Diabetes
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March is #NationalNutritionMonth so we're hitting the streets and the tweets to find out what questions you have about nutrition. Irene follows our Facebook Page and recently asked us the following q...
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Saint Thomas Health Offers Free Cooking Class for Nutrition Month
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The Heart Healthy Cooking School presented by Saint Thomas Heart is a series of free heart-healthy cooking demonstrations and tastings designed to provide you with valuable information on how to choos...
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Irregular Sleeping Pattern May Affect How Teens Eat
A report from the American Heart Association.Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the America...
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Breakfast is Still The Most Important Meal
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How many times did you hear your mother tell you “better eat your breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day”? Listen to your mother: doctor's orders.Dr. Robert Jackson,...
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Going Vegan: Have a Plan
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You've decided to make the jump. You're cutting meat out of your diet and committing to a vegan diet. Simple, right? Wrong. A drastic transition in your diet is never easy. You need to have a plan and...
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Busting through the diet plateau
There are few things more frustrating to dieters than working hard, eating healthy but not seeing the scale budge. This is the dreaded diet plateau. After a few months of dieting and routine exercise,...
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Grilling Safety and Food Prep
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There’s nothing better than having a bunch of friends and family over for a July 4th cookout… unless they all go home sick!   In this video, Dr. Brady Allen with Physician&rsquo...
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