The National Vegetarian Museum Has Traveled to Northbrook, IL

The National Vegetarian Museum has traveled to the Northbrook library! Join us for a tour and learn about the history of Vegetarianism in Chicago – who would have thought! Learn about the benefits of plant based nutrition for your personal health and also for sustaining the environment. Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition | Carol D’Anca […]

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The Academy for Delicious Plant Based Cooking Opens in June!

“The Academy for Delicious Plant-Based Cooking” has some amazing classes coming up next month. “Students” at classes will be making not only delicious, but craveable dishes with seasonal ingredients that are scrumptious, easy to make and absolutely healthful! Class sizes are kept small (around 12 people) and are personalized with hands on instruction. Recipes are […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive syndrome of renal insufficiency and failure in which the kidneys lose their ability to filter blood, concentrate urine, excrete wastes and maintain electrolyte balance. CKD is a public health issue and has been increasing in incidence world wide. High blood pressure is a known determinent of CKD progression […]

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Middle School Nutrition – Making A Difference

Speaking to middle school kids about nutrition was a new experience. The school was large, over 1000 kids, and I spoke with 250 of them last Friday – 5 classes each with 50 students. They were engaged and attentive. I was  impressed with their questions and I loved interacting with them. I took this assignment […]

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These Are the World’s Healthiest Nations

Bloomberg has just published it’s annual report on the world’s healthiest nations. Spain has surpassed Italy as the healthiest nation but only by a “hair.” Take a look at the top 20 healthiest nations. Where did the U.S. end up? Worst than last year at number 35. You can read the entire article here. 

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Do You Know the Difference?  Registered Dietitian (RD)  Board-certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS, LDN)

Adding to the confusion on the topic of nutrition is the heavy marketing of individuals promoting themselves as nutritionists, nutrition experts and more. Starting with the difference between registered dietitians and board certified nutrition specialists, I am hopeful this will clear up some confusion regarding education, background and board certified professionals. Registered dietitian (RD): RDs […]

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