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Do You Have a Side Gig? Having One Might Change Your Life
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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Once upon a time, you graduated, got a job offer, and stayed put for most, if not all of your working career. How times have changed! Today, it’s not uncommon to relocate a few times, change career directions, take time off to raise a family and return to work in a different capacity – all within the span of a few years. It’s also become very common for many professionals to have a side gig – and RDs are no exception.

A side gig is work that’s outside of your regular day job. It’s an opportunity to add to your income, and perhaps just as importantly, it’s a way to enhance your job and fuel your passion. For many RDs, having a side gig is both personally and professionally rewarding. While yo...


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12
Think wisely.


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01
Probiotics: Should You Take One?
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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You can’t go anywhere (a party, your gym, the grocery store or work site) without hearing someone talking about their gut health. Whether they’re complaining about IBS or experiencing traveler’s constipation, people have certainly become more comfortable talking about their gastrointestinal issues. Along with that discussion typically comes the topic of probiotic supplements. Some people swear by them, whiles other are not so sure. Are they worth the money?

Probiotics are strains of live bacteria and yeasts that have health benefits. Our guts house millions and millions of bacteria known as the microbiome. The majority of our microbiome is in our large intestine and everyone’s bacteria will vary based on geneti...


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Glyphosate In The Food Supply: What Consumers Should Know
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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The herbicide Glyphosate was patented by Monsanto and has been used since 1974. It’s most commonly known as the weed killer Roundup. If you’re getting more questions about its presence in food lately, it’s because it’s been in the news in a big way recently.

Background on Glyphosate

Glyphosate has been most widely used since 1996, when “Roundup-Ready” genetically engineered corn, soybean and cotton crops were approved for planting in the United States. Roundup-ready plants can resist Roundup while the weeds around them die. It’s use has improved crop production for farmers significantly, and since 1996, the use of glyphosate by farmers as increased 15-fold. (1)

Glyphosate is the most widely ...


Jul
08
Things happen for a reason.