To Your Health

How Healthy Eating Patterns Shape Your Immune System

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Alyssa O'Brien, RDN, LD

If there’s one thing to remember this winter and flu season, it’s that maintaining your everyday healthy eating pattern is more important for your immune system than trying to catch up after the sniffling starts. While the idea of boosting your immune system is somewhat of a misnomer, you can help it function most effectively by taking care of yourself. Maintaining a healthy diet keeps the immune system balanced and ready to fight against infection and viruses.

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Staying Heathy with Celiac Disease

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Tina Patnode, RDN, LD

Celiac disease is an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten damages the intestinal tract lining which can cause poor absorption of nutrients leading to deficiencies of iron, vitamin D and other key vitamins and minerals. It is fairly common, occurring in one in 133 people in the United States. 

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