Nutrition Programs Planning Cheshire CT

See below to find local dieticians in Cheshire that give access to nutrition programs planning, food service system management, and daily nutritional analysis, as well as advice and content on healthy diets.

Claire L Liva Erris, RD
1010 Amherst Place
Cheshire, CT
Anne Young, CDE, MS, RD
(203) 694-8784
Mistate Medical Center435 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT
Barbara McCarty, RD
(203) 484-2460
1320 Middletown Ave
Northford, CT
Betsy Friedman Davis, LDN, RD
(860) 657-8742
45 S Main StSte 208
West Hartford, CT
Lady Fit
(203) 754-5400
625 Wolcott St
Waterbury, CT

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Amy Lynn Krystock, RD
(203) 671-3392
65 Mountain Brook Circle
Cheshire, CT
Jennifer Lim, RD
(203) 281-7555
Hamden Health Care Center1270 Sherman Ln
Hamden, CT
Debra G Swanson, RD
(960) 940-6300
Bristol Hospital Center for Diabetes102 N Street
Bristol, CT
Medical Weight Loss Centers, LLC
(203) 468-9200
836 Foxon Road
East Haven, CT
Norma Camacho D.C. & Daniel Tarifi D.C.
(203) 248-7200
3281 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
Hamden Chiropractic Health and Spine Center L
Chiropractic, Auto Accident Care, Workers Comp, Slip and Fall, Family Care, Nutrition, and Muscle Theraphy
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most Plans Accepted
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Medical School: Life University , 01
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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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A Diet Solution Based on Evolution

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By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.

Sixty-three percent of American men and 55% of American women over age 25 are overweight. And it’s killing us. The leading cause of death in the United States—responsible for 41% of all fatalities—is heart and blood-vessel disease. Fifty million Americans have high blood pressure, 40 million have high cholesterol levels and 16 million have Type II diabetes.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the scientific community is in almost unanimous agreement that these diseases and disorders are related to our diets, and that they are avoidable. Unfortunately, the experts are in complete disagreement over which type of diet is best for preventing and treating disease.

The government’s position on healthy eating is exemplified by the Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid, which exhorts us to eat between 6 and 11 servings of cereal grains daily and 2 to 3 servings of dairy foods, and to limit fats and sweets. Nutritional authorities such as Dr. Dean Ornish encourage us to lower dietary fat to less than 10% of calories and to eat plenty of whole grains and legumes. Noted alternative health physician Dr. Andrew Weil agrees with Ornish’s advice on whole grains and legumes but takes issue with his fat recommendation, saying it is too low and deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. Still other nutrition gurus, such as Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the private nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, caution us to eliminate from our diets all animal products, including meat, eggs, dairy and fish. In stark contrast, the Atkins Diet instructs us to reduce our carbohydrate content to less than 100 grams a day and to eat all of the fatty, salty cheeses and meats we desire. Is there any way to make sense of this?

I’m sure you’ve struggled with the question I asked myself years ago: What is the best diet for improving health, losing weight and reducing the risk of chronic illness?

Horse sense for lions
Zookeepers learned long ago that in order for an animal not just to exist but to thrive, be healthy and reproduce in captivity, it was necessary to replicate as closely as possible in the zoo the animal’s natural habitat. Part of that requirement was diet. Exotic lemurs from Madagascar or rare monkeys from the Brazilian rain forest could be kept alive in captivity when fed standard monkey chow, but they did not do well. They were prone to infections, developed chronic diseases and rarely, if ever, reproduced. However, when these animals were given a diet of insects, grubs, worms and fresh plants—foods they ate in their natural habitats—they became more active and healthy and began to produce offspring. Why?

Feeding a beefsteak to a horse makes about as much sense as feeding hay to a lion. Horses, like the big cats, are evolutionary specialists. In response to their particular ecological niche, horses have evolved with the physiology (such as grinding teeth) to prefer a vegetarian diet of grasses and shrubs. By ...

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The Best Diet for Optimal Health

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By Lindsay Wilson

There is much wisdom in the old saying “You are what you eat,” and doctors and dietitians alike will tell you that good health starts with a good diet. To help make eating well as simple as possible, Natural Solutions teamed up with four nutrition specialists to create an easy-to-follow diet plan that’s good for everyone. Even better: Turn the page, and you’ll see how to customize the plan to make it work for your needs.

The Experts
Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Beth Reardon, MS, RD, an integrative nutritionist at Duke University
Grace Avila, a San Francisco–based chef and nutrition consultant
Taryn Forrelli, ND, a naturopathic physician in Boston

Choose 7 Veggies a Day
Leafy greens: spinach, collard greens, kale, romaine, and arugula
Cruciferous veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage
Root veggies: carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and radishes
Others: tomatoes, squash, peppers, onions, asparagus, and mushrooms

Make it easy:
• Toss a handful each of spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms into an egg-white omelet for 3 servings of veggies.
• Pile slices of roasted beets on toasted, sprouted bread with romaine lettuce and goat cheese for 2 servings.
• Add 11/2 cups each diced and sautéed carrots, peppers, and onions to brown rice when fluffing it for 3 servings.
Grace’s quick tip:
“When your energy starts to wane in the afternoon, have a green drink instead of a cup of coffee or tea. That will help alkalize your body, giving you not only a shot of energy but also about 4 servings of veggies per 8-ounce serving.”

Choose 3 Fruits a Day
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, kiwi, melon, papaya, apples, lemons, limes, oranges, pomegranates, and avocados

Make it easy:
• Top a spinach salad with 1/2 cup each sliced strawberries and cubed apples for 2 servings.
• Garnish marinated fish or chicken with chunks of mango and avocado
(1/2 cup each) for 2 servings.
• Peel, core, and heat 5 Granny Smith apples, 1 bag frozen mixed berries, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon until tender. Serve as a side with dinner or for dessert for 2 servings per helping.
Beth’s quick tip:
“I like to serve a side of fruit along with veggies at dinner. It is an easy way to sneak in another serving, and a good reminder for my family that fruit is a great option all day.”

Choose 3 to 6 Servings of Whole Grains a Day
Brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, sprouted bread, oatmeal, and barley

Make it easy:
• Mix a cup of your favorite fruit into a 1/2 cup of hot oatmeal, and drizzle with agave nectar for 1 serving.
• Toss 1/2 cup cooked quinoa with a little olive oil, basil, sliced nectarines, and goat cheese for 1 serving.
• Add 1/2 cup amaranth to a pot of vegetable soup during the last 15 minutes of cooking time for 1
• Spread hummus on a piece of sprouted bread, top with sliced red peppers and low-fat cheddar cheese, and toast for 1 serving.
Beth’s Quick Tip:
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Weight Loss

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By Juliette Aiyana, LAc

Since hitting my 30s, weight loss has been challenging. How could acupuncture help me shed unwanted pounds?

The combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and a healthy balanced diet can lead to weight-loss success. My average weight-loss patient loses about 10 percent of her weight in two to three months. Also, I encourage my patients to exercise; some don’t and still lose weight, but not as much as those who work out.

According to a 2006 study in the Internal Journal of Neuroscience, acupuncture can help treat obesity by affecting appetite, digestion, and metabolism. Acupuncture can also raise levels of serotonin, the hormone that makes us feel satiated. In my clinical experience, body acupuncture (needles placed on the limbs, trunk, and back) yields superior results for weight loss over auricular acupuncture (ear tacks or staples, which are tiny needles, or magnets or seeds placed on the ear point with an adhesive tape). Body acupuncture addresses energy disharmony and thus uses points based on each patient’s unique signs and symptoms, whereas auricular acupuncture typically uses the same set of points for each patient.

For successful weight loss, TCM practitioners combine acupuncture and herb treatments with the branch of Chinese medicine called “lifestyle change.” The patient becomes an integral part of the care plan by changing and maintaining healthy dietary habits, scheduling time to go food shopping and cook, reducing stress levels, and exercising.

Chinese nutritional therapy also depends on the patient’s unique energy disharmony. Foods have qualities that can warm or cool your energy. They can circulate qi and blood and eliminate dampness, which is a pathogenic factor related to weight gain. To achieve optimal weight loss, your TCM practitioner should teach you to balance the energy of your diet. Some spices and foods that circulate qi and eliminate dampness include cardamom, cumin, basil, almonds, cloves, garlic, lobster, orange peel tea, carrots, sweet potato, quinoa, shrimp, squash, chicken, papaya, barley, jasmine tea, green tea, and kidney beans. For more information, see my book Chinese Medicine & Healthy Weight Management: An Evidence-based Integrated Approach (Blue Poppy Press, May 2007).

Juliette Aiyana, LAc, has been a natural health practitioner since 1992. In 2001, she founded Aiyana Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs in New York City (

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