Diet & Nutrition

What we put into our body is vital to how we function on a daily basis. Paired with exercise, our diet should be balanced, full of vitamins and protein. A healthy diet can prevent obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular issues and heart problems.

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By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Choosing the right foods to meet your nutrition needs can be challenging, as we need the right mixture of fruits, vegetables, proteins, healthy fats and grains to develop a wholesome, balanced diet. Choosing foods that are nutrient dense can help you achieve this optimal balance, while providing you with a variety of options for healthy meals and snacks.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Diet & Nutrition

By Vipuj Shah, MD
The term “electrolytes” is often linked to physical activity, sports drinks and boosting hydration. However, electrolytes are much more than a post-workout aid and play a vital role in enabling your body to function properly. Board-certified nephrologist, Vipuj Shah, MD, explains what electrolytes do, signs of an imbalance and what you can do to stay balanced and healthy.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & Kidney Disease

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Around the New Year, most of us vow to make drastic changes to our diet and lifestyle. According to Registered Dietitian Lara Hamilton, when it comes to making lasting changes to your diet and lifestyle habits, slow and steady wins the race. Follow these tips to take small, but mighty steps toward better health in 2019.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Diet & Nutrition

Learn more about the types of health and wellness apps made available to you and see why our physicians recommend such tools to compliment your healthy lifestyle.

While an occasional glass of wine or beer may not have a significant impact on your health, drinking to excess or drinking frequently can have a serious impact on your body and many essential bodily functions.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction, General Health & Diet & Nutrition

As the end of the year draws near, many of us begin thinking about changes we would like to make in the year to come. Making healthy diet and lifestyle changes are often at the top of the list.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & General Health

By Janette Klepek, DO
Whether you are a seasoned chef or this is your first time preparing a Thanksgiving meal, understanding how to safely handle and cook poultry is crucial to a successful dinner.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Diet & Nutrition

By Adelina Hung, MD
No two digestive systems are exactly the same. In fact, a woman's digestive system is more complex, and tends to be a bit more sensitive. This makes women more likely to develop certain digestive issues and experience symptoms including cramping, stomach pain and bloating.

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition

By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
A large emphasis is placed on what we eat; however, water is the most important thing you consume each day. Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining good health, which can be challenging, especially during warmer weather or with increased activity levels.

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