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Flu Season and Essential Oils


As a yogi and holistic health practitioner, I have become fascinated with the role essential oils can play in our health and well-being. Mr E knows I can’t go to sleep at night without my diffuser running. And whenever I get sick, the I turn to the oils before I go to the medicine cabinet. Which is why I’m thrilled to start a new guest post series on Nutrition Nuptials from essential oils expert, Lauren Clyne. Today she’s talking about all about how to battle flu season with essential oils.

You may have heard that this flu season has been one of the worst. Not only that, but the flu vaccine effectiveness is being reported at somewhere between 10% and 30%. That hardly gives me warm and fuzzy feelings, but have no fear, that doesn’t mean we have to suffer as we have safe and effective alternatives at our fingertips.

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Thanksgiving Diabetes | US News | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Your Thanksgiving Diabetes Game Plan


Thanksgiving is only one week away. And if you, your significant other, or family members are managing diabetes, then check out today’s post all about creating a Thanksgiving diabetes plan, plus tips I share with US News & World Report. Continue reading “Your Thanksgiving Diabetes Game Plan”

Salt | Women's Health | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

4 Major Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt


Time for some Monday Motivation as we get ready to enter into the holiday season. Salt in our foods can be sneaky and cause serious health problems if we let them go too long unnoticed. I give the scoop on what’s really shaking with the salt in our eating lifestyles. Continue reading “4 Major Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt”

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Why You Should Not Take Leftover Halloween Candy to Work (Plus 5 Alternative Options)


Happy Halloween!  Today is a day that kids love and many adults fear.  For most adults, Halloween is the “Gateway to the Holiday Eating Season”.  There’s still a good month to go before Thanksgiving, but depending on the candy haul that comes home tonight, there could be lots of tempting items in the home.  After you’ve taught mindfulness to your children and the Switch Witch has come and gone, what happens to all that leftover Halloween candy?  My #1 suggestion is DON’T take it to work. Continue reading “Why You Should Not Take Leftover Halloween Candy to Work (Plus 5 Alternative Options)”

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FNCE 2017 Finds


If you were in Chicago last week, it’s highly likely you saw mass amounts of folks walking around with name tags and ribbons around their necks. Those were the almost 13,000 of my dietitian colleagues who attended the annual Food & Nutrition Conference Expo (aka our beloved FNCE) in celebration of 100 years of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. While the educational sessions are great, my main reasons for attending are to connect with colleagues, network, and check out the up & coming food trends. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already gotten a sneak peak of some of my FNCE 2017 finds. And if you don’t, now is as good a time as ever to start following along. For my couples out there who want to be on top of the food and nutrition trends, here are what you’ll be seeing more of in stores over the next few months. Continue reading “FNCE 2017 Finds”

A Dietitian Review of Nutrisystem: A System to Do Together?


This post is sponsored on behalf of Nutrisystem, all opinions are my own.

Recently I had the opportunity to provide an in-depth review of Nutrisystem. When it comes to structured meal plans, this one definitely checks that box. I often hear from my clients how they would love the cooking, thinking, and work to be done for them. For those looking for super-structure with minimal effort, this could be one to consider, in conjunction to working with a dietitian to make sure all nutrient needs are being met. Plus, dietitians make great accountability buddies to keep you on track! Continue reading “A Dietitian Review of Nutrisystem: A System to Do Together?”

Back 2 Work Lunch Ideas


Here in NJ, the Day After Labor Day means one thing: my social media feeds will be flooded with pics of my friends’ kids sporting their new backpacks and First Day of School outfits while waiting for the bus.  And hopefully healthy packed lunch boxes.  But kids aren’t the only ones who should be taking a lunch from home. Let this new month prompt a new habit for you and your Significant Other: start taking lunch to work. Continue reading “Back 2 Work Lunch Ideas”

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How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships


By Agnes Green

The following article is a Guest Blog Post created by Tuck Sleep Foundation exclusively for readers of Nutrition Nuptials. Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web. For more info, visit www.tuck.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter

People spend roughly a third of their lifetimes in bed. That’s a lot of time! It is smart to periodically take stock of the implications of the quality of your bedtime for your health and relationships.  Continue reading “How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships”

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Go With Your Gut: Healthy From the Inside Out


Last week I had the opportunity to speak about gut health at Dean’s Market in Ocean, NJ. I was thrilled for the chance to get into the community speaking about nutrition and a popular health topic from a registered dietitian perspective. In case you were unable to attend the live event (or were there and want a recap), read on to learn about the role our guts play in our health, and the foods we can eat to keep our insides happy and healthy. Quite the relationship! 

Gut Health. If you haven’t heard about it yet as newsworthy or a health trend, you will.  Gut health has slowly been creeping up as a hot topic in the health world for the past few years, making its way into the consumer world and grocery stores.  I talked about this a bit following my last trip to FNCE back in October.  Next time you go grocery shopping, take note of the yogurt section in your store. Has it evolved into a wall vs a shelf or two from a few years ago? This isn’t by accident or because people really like yogurt these days. It’s because the health benefits of yogurt, particularly the probiotics, have been praised in the media. But as I always say, yogurt is not the end all, be all, when it comes to gut health. So first lets take a step back and look at what’s happening on the inside. Continue reading “Go With Your Gut: Healthy From the Inside Out”

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Practice Safe BBQ – Outdoor Food Safety Tips


Happy Memorial Day – the unofficial kick-off to summer!  Unfortunately today’s rainy weather makes it feel more like a gloomy spring day than a summer celebration, but Mr E and I know better days are around the corner. Being a resident of the Jersey Shore, we get more excited for this time of year than the holidays.  Sitting on the beach, dining al fresco, and food safetywaterfront happy hours listening to some guy play a guitar are just a few of our favorite things.  And if you’re like me and Mr. E, there’s probably a BBQ or 3 you’ll be hitting up over the next week.  Read on for some food safety tips for keeping your BBQ (and guests!) safe this MDW.

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