Category Archives: Nom Nom

Mixing dietary supplements and medications? Beware. It’s a recipe for danger

Handful of pills

Guest post by Nicole N. Ferm DTR/L, Courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Did you know that an estimated 72 million people in the United States take some form of dietary supplement along with their prescription medications? You might not think it’s a big deal, but surprisingly, even the most common supplements, […]

Try a new healthy food. This week it’s mangoes

Mangoes

John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. We’re on number five — mangoes. Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine. […]

Try a new healthy food: This week it’s avocados

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John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. We’re on number four — avocado. Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine. […]

How Becky Sawtelle declared victory over her demon and lost 130 pounds

Becky with nephew

In 2012, at the tender age of 41, Becky Sawtelle reached a life-changing decision. She tipped the scales at 272 pounds — she’s only 5′ 3″ tall. Her body mass index (BMI) was 49. Anything over 30 is considered obese. She had tried to lose the weight many times — was on lots of diets. […]

Try a new healthy food. This week it’s Greek yogurt!

Dish of Greek yogurt

John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. We’re on number three. Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine.   Now […]

How to stick with tradition and still make healthier holiday meals

Holiday cookies

Guest post by Kit Broihier, MS, RD, LD courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. First off, nobody wants to mess with treasured holiday recipes. There are good reasons we treasure them. If they are perfect as is, why change them and risk disappointing all those tradition-loving eaters? I would never suggest fussing around with Grandma’s cherished […]