The One Vitamin You Are Low In

  By: Elizabeth Somer, M.A.,R.D. Unless you’re supplementing daily with vitamin D, it’s likely you are deficient and don’t even know it. Up to three in every four people tested are low in this vitamin. What’s the risk? Until recently, vitamin D’s sole job was to support calcium absorption and deposition into bone, thus lowering osteoporosis…

The Role of Nutrition in Heart Health (Infographic)

83 Million Americans are living with heart disease or the after-effects of stroke. The numbers are scary, but we can do our part to help improve them by making simple lifestyle changes and focusing on heart-healthy nutrition – specifically omega-3 fatty acids, oat beta-glucan and vitamin D. Click on the infographic below to expand it and…

A Heart-Healthy Message from Santa and Mrs. Claus

Two of the most beloved holiday icons are leveraging their celebrity this season to bring attention to heart disease – the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. Mrs. Claus is inviting American families to join her in making the same, heart-healthy lifestyle changes she and Santa are taking on this year to raise…

Healthy foods to take on the go

Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Somer has some tips on how to eat right and get all the nutrients you need when you’re on the go: Pack your own snacks. When travelling, bring along some cut up fruit or pack yourself a small salad for an easy and nutritious snack. A spinach salad with some strawberries and…

How To Eat Right for Eye Health

Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer recently presented some thoughts on how to eat right for eye health on the TV program AM NorthWest in the Portland, Oregon area. Check out the full segment here. Elizabeth says: One in every four Americans suffers from one of the two leading causes of blindness: cataracts or age-related macular degeneration….

Hot Nutrition Tips (Part 2)

Nutrition has never been so hot. According to Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” recent research has enhanced the field of nutrition. From vitamins to oats, check out some more of the recent findings. Read about the first four discoveries here. Hot Discovery #5: Omega-3s for mood, mind, and…

Hot Nutrition Tips (Part I)

Nutrition has never been so hot. According to Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” recent research has enhanced the field of nutrition. From vitamins to oats, check out some of the recent findings. Hot Discovery #1: Vitamin D works far beyond its role as a bone-builder Last year marked…

Foods That Help Your Mood

Have you ever reached for a bag of greasy chips at the end of a bad day? Ever gone into the cookie jar when you’re feeling down? You’re not alone. Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of “Food & Mood” writes about the relationship between food and the blues. She says in most cases, indulgence…