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Past articles by Patricia:

A Nutritionist Shares the 35 Best Foods to Boost Mood and Brain Energy Levels: ‘Put These on Your Grocery List'

The foods you eat can affect your mood, brain function, immunity and energy levels. Dietitian and nutritionist Patricia Bannon shares 35 essential grocery items that will keep you energized, healthy and happy. → Read More

9 ways to handle holiday food when you have diabetes

During the holiday season, however, when pies, cookies and indulgent recipes are everywhere you look, it can be even more challenging to keep your sugar intake levels steady. → Read More

10 lunches to boost your brain health

Get the most brainpower from your mid-day meal. → Read More

Speed up weight loss with these 12 expert tips

Unfortunately there are many conflicting diet theories when it comes to the best way to lose weight, but these 12 tips are expert-recommended. → Read More

10 desserts you won't believe are actually healthy

No regrets. → Read More

10 food trends you'll see in 2018

From lavender lattes and elderflower cocktails to plant-based burgers and tuna, these are the food trends to pop up in the new year. → Read More

6 ways to make your 2018 resolutions stick in the new year

Don't let them fade away by March. Follow these smart steps to keep up your resolutions all year long. → Read More

5 foods that help relieve constipation

Most of us experience constipation once in a while. Not only is it uncomfortable, the condition can also cause irritability, fatigue and bloating. If you suffer from constipation more than occasionally, or the problem includes severe pain or bleeding, check with your doctor to see if something more serious is going on. While there are several causes for constipation, what you eat (lots of… → Read More

5 foods to increase your libido

Munch on these five healthy foods for an increased libido (iStock) If you’re more excited to sleep than have sex in the bedroom, your sex drive might need a little boost. A low libido can happen at any point in your life for a variety of reasons. Studies show that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire to have sex regularly. A few potential causes of a decreased sex drive… → Read More

5 ways to improve your digestion

Your digestive system is how your body breaks down food into the nutrients it needs. Gas, bloating, diarrhea, reflux and constipation are just a few digestive ailments people face on a daily basis. While it’s ideal to talk to your healthcare provider about what foods and lifestyle habits are best for your specific condition, here are five remedies to consider for optimal digestion. Chew your… → Read More

Why Body Acceptance Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Society has put so much value and importance on our outward appearance that it places what’s on the inside — intelligence, compassion, etc. on the backburner. → Read More

The Mystery Nutrient That You're About to See on Food Labels

A beneficial but lesser-known nutrient called choline is making its way onto nutrition facts labels of food packaging. Find out what foods are choline rich. → Read More

Why Body Acceptance Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Society has put so much value and importance on our outward appearance that it places what’s on the inside — intelligence, compassion, etc. on the backburner. → Read More

Surprisingly heart-healthy foods

Many of us began the year with resolutions to take the obvious steps to improve our health: eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. → Read More

Foods to beat inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response that helps us heal. → Read More

Best foods to avoid a winter cold

While the winter season brings lots of festivities and fun, it also tends to be the time we see an uptick in colds. → Read More

Foods to combat holiday stress

From travel plans to last-minute shopping, the end of year brings a busy calendar that can lead to stress in the kitchen and beyond. → Read More

Healthy eating at the airport

Whether you are taking to the skies for business or vacation, airports can pose a challenge to healthy eating. → Read More

5 protein-packed breakfast ideas in 10 minutes or less

While the saying goes “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” how much protein your morning meal includes is likely to heighten or hold your hunger throughout the day. → Read More

7 better for you sandwich spreads

A popular meal choice, we are a nation who loves sandwiches. → Read More