Drug-induced Nutrient Depletion: Are Your Medications Ruining Your Metabolism?

Drug-induced nutrient depletions are often overlooked as the root cause of side effects and medical conditions. It is important that physicians, specialists, dentists, dietitians and pharmacists pay close attention to a patient’s full medication list and explain nutrient depletion side effects of each medication the patient is taking or is considering taking. This includes prescriptionContinue reading “Drug-induced Nutrient Depletion: Are Your Medications Ruining Your Metabolism?”

Interpreting Food Container Date Info During Covid-19 “Stay at Home” Order

Hello Fellow Quaranteeners! Confused about how long your food will actually last? You’re not alone! Since we’re all avoiding going food shopping, and my mom keeps asking how long her hummus will last, this information can be VERY helpful! “Use By” on a food container does not mean “throw out by this date” It means,Continue reading “Interpreting Food Container Date Info During Covid-19 “Stay at Home” Order”

About Major League Nutrition LLC

Major League Nutrition® is owned by Nicole Chenard, award-winning registered dietitian, sports nutritionist, and fitness expert. Nicole provides nutrition counseling virtually to professional athletes and military families across the country. Her expertise in counseling and leadership has been awarded by the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a result of her achievements at MassachusettsContinue reading “About Major League Nutrition LLC”

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Improved Cognitive Function in Diabetes

Mediterranean diet may improve cognitive function in diabetes.   Patients with type 2 diabetes who closely followed a Mediterranean diet, which is rich in: fish fruits healthy fats legumes whole grains vegetables experienced greater improvements in cognitive function, and word recognition than those with and without diabetes who ate other diets, including the DASH diet,Continue reading “Mediterranean Diet Linked to Improved Cognitive Function in Diabetes”

The Shocking Costs of Dining Out

Research from the USDA shows that people usually underestimate the number of calories they’re consuming when they eat outside of the home. Why? Outside foods typically have more: calories sodium sugar and saturated fat (fats found from dairy, meat, and coconut and palm oils) Restaurants don’t typically list their hidden calories and their menus mayContinue reading “The Shocking Costs of Dining Out”

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

After discussing weight loss tactics with hundreds of patients over the years, a lot of people are trying Intermittent Fasting for weight loss. My job is to give you the facts, so here they are: There is limited long-term research on intermittent fasting and weight loss.  More research is needed to see if behavioral and metabolic changes with intermittent fasting are sustainable. The research thatContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss”

#1 Tip to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means… The average American can gain up to 5 pounds over the next couple of months. Why? Shorter days, darker days, more time inside, an exponential increase of treats and beverages everywhere we turn. I’ll add stress to the list too, why not? As aContinue reading “#1 Tip to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain”

3 Top Exercise at Home Tips

Not sure how to fit an effective workout into your new schedule? Here are my 3 top tips for free, effective, any ability workouts on YouTube (that I actually use) when I don’t have time to go to the gym, or it’s just to cold/hot/crazy outside: 1. For total body conditioning, toning, and getting your heartContinue reading “3 Top Exercise at Home Tips”

Healthy BBQ Side Dishes

Love to attend or host BBQs, but don’t love the typical meat-focused menu? Try something new this summer and bring protein-packed iron-boosting lentils to the party! Here are some lentil-buying tips to get you started (click on the recipe link below for recipes and everything else you need to know about lentils): The most commonlyContinue reading “Healthy BBQ Side Dishes”

Healthy Fats Healthy Heart

Need to lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol or raise your “good” HDL cholesterol? Eat some heart healthy avocados! This green pitted creamy tropical fruit can be swapped with your usual butter to upgrade your heart health. Click on the PDF below for some example meal plans to make it easier for you to plan yourContinue reading “Healthy Fats Healthy Heart”

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