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Low-Calorie Sweetener Facts

Low-Calorie Sweetener Facts

What are low calorie sweeteners? Are they safe to use? Today’s nutrition tip concludes the diabetes awareness series with this confusing topic. According to the American Diabetes Association, low-calorie sweeteners, formerly known as artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes, have few... Read More »

Rebecca Faulkner, MS, RD
Food Safety

Food Safety

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, RD Do you know how to prevent bacteria from growing in your kitchen? Today, I have some food safety tips from the American Dietetic Association on how to make your kitchen, “a main line of defense” against food borne illnesses. Wash... Read More »

Foods that Help Fight Colds

Foods that Help Fight Colds

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R If your typical daily routine includes skipping meals, indulging in high-fat or high-sugar foods, and lots of coffee, you are setting yourself up for defeat. Keep your immune system in shape with plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean... Read More »

Weight Loss Safety

Weight Loss Safety

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Every year millions of Americans, even Virgin Islanders, spend billions of dollars on weight loss diet plans, books, programs, pills, and drinks, which promises quick and easy weight loss. It is tempting to choose a weight loss plan that promises quick... Read More »

Chewing Gum for Weight Control

Chewing Gum for Weight Control

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Did you know that chewing a piece of sugar-free gum may improve your dental health? Good dental health begins not only with what you eat, but with when you eat. When you eat, something happens in your mouth. Fermentable carbohydrates such as breads,... Read More »

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Does Good Cholesterol Really Exist?

Does Good Cholesterol Really Exist?

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R HDL > Good LDL > Bad Is there such a thing as good cholesterol and bad cholesterol? Does Good Cholesterol Really... Read More »

Heart Disease in Women

Awareness among women about their No. 1 killer is increasing. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, a fact that just a... Read More »

Human Papilloma Virus

Block this cervical-cancer causing virus More than half of all sexually active people get a genital infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) at some... Read More »

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman’s Rheumatoid...

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say. WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having a beer a... Read More »

Symptoms And Treatment Of Sleep Apnea

By Dr Curt Ringhofer Co-Author: Natalie Fiorella Apnea literally means "without breath", and sleep apnea affects over 12... Read More »

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Chocolates & Health

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Which chocolate is healthier, milk chocolate or dark chocolate? If your answer is dark chocolate, then you are correct. During processing,... Read More »

Collard Greens The Caribbean Way With Chris De La Rosa

Chris De La Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com shares his recipe for making collard greens, with Caribbean flavors. This tasty way of cooking vegetarian collard greens is quite simple and packed... Read More »

Emotional Intelligence – How Mastering Your Mood Is The Secret to Success

By Jason Demakis As someone who has battled with crippling self-doubt and anxiety all through high school (and into my first few years of college), I can say with... Read More »

Health and Health Care in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Challenges and Perceptions

Abstract This research was designed to discover how residents of the United States Virgin Islands think about their health, health status, health problems, and the... Read More »

barbecue safety

Barbecue and Food Safety

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) estimates that each year outside cooking grills cause more than 6,000 fires, over five fatalities, more than 170 injuries, and $35 million in property... Read More »