Dec
02
Nutrition and HIV
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD


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The popularity of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biographical drama about the rock band Queen, shed a light on an oft forgotten, chronic disease. AIDS. While fans of the band watched lead singer Freddy Mercury (played by Rami Malek) waste away, it was a reminder to dietitians that this formerly fatal disease has some distinct nutritional components to it.


Balanced nutrition is particularly important for HIV patients given their compromised immune systems. Weight loss, for example, is common in HIV infection for a variety of reasons. HIV patients may experience anorexia, dysgeusia, nausea and vomiting or malabsorption related to their condition as well as medication side effects. Mouth sores, a comm...


Dec
02
Shock them with your success.


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Nov
18
Why Gut Health is an Important Part of Diabetes Management
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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The digestive tract is home to trillions of microorganisms. Collectively known as the microbiome, these “bugs” that live in everyone’s gut influence a surprising number of daily operations in the human body.



Research is still in its infancy, but animal and human studies point to the microbiome as being a mini ecosystem that interacts with cells, organs, and systems throughout the body. In doing so, it modulates the risk of a wide range of diseases. It’s not surprising that gastrointestinal diseases are influenced by the microbiome, but researchers are also looking at its role in autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, and metabolic diseases including obesity and di...


Nov
11
Be one of them.


Nov
05
How to Ace a Job Interview
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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For anyone looking for their first job or their fourth job, meeting a potential employer for the first time can be really nerve-racking. What should you wear? What kind of questions can you expect? Once you’ve gotten your resume through the online application process and into the hands of the right person, you’ll want to shine for the interview. Below are some tips from a few RDs that have been the interviewee as well as the interviewer.


For starters- dress the part. It’s been said before, dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. It’s always better to be overdressed, than underdressed. Obviously, men should not show up in a tux or women in a ball go...


Nov
04
Today's your chance to try.


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21
Do's and Don'ts for Writing a Professional Bio
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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Your professional bio is a written version of your elevator pitch – that 30 second summary of who you are, what you do, and how your services can benefit others. Because it often appears on a website (yours or your employers), your professional bio can reach quite a wide audience.



It’s important to make your bio shine, because it’s a great way to market yourself and your unique expertise. It’s also free advertising, so it’s worthwhile to make the most of it. Here are a few tips to help you write a professional bio that piques your audience’s interest and leaves them wanting to know more about you.







  1. DO Stick to third person. In most cases, your bio is an int...