5 Healthy Gift Ideas for less than $20 

Written by: Allie Bourgeois, Dietetic Intern & Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   What better gift is there than the gift of good health? Here are our top 5 healthy gift ideas for everyone on your list, that will not break the bank!  Water Bottle Staying hydrated can help balance your blood sugars, relieve […]

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World Diabetes Day

Blog by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme is Family and Diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is working to promote the impact of diabetes on the family and offer more information on education and ways to support those affected and their families.  In 2018, […]

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HIV and the Eye

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation As we know, HIV causes a breakdown of your body’s immune system. This means that all areas of the body are vulnerable to infection. This includes the eye. People with HIV who are otherwise in good health will likely not have eye […]

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National Guacamole Day – September 16th

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   National Guacamole Day – September 16th What a great day to celebrate such an amazing green food! National Guacamole Day is a day devoted to praising the nutritional benefits of avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole. Avocados are rich in folate, fiber, antioxidants and potassium. In […]

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It’s Game Time!

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Fall is upon us and that means the start of the football season is here too!  The fall season and football just go together and so does tailgating. When most people think of tailgate food, unhealthy food comes to mind.  I challenge you to bring a […]

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