Amy Shults RDN, CDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator

December 31, 2019

What exactly is a food allergy, anyway?

A food allergy is when the body’s immune system has an abnormal response, or overreacts, to a protein in food. This reaction could range from mild to severe and may include hives, itchy and/or red skin, nausea, vomiting, nasal con...

September 24, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a disorder that affects somewhere between 6-13% of women. It is a hormonal disorder in which male hormones are out of whack. Previously considered strictly a reproductive disorder, we now understand that PCOS affects a lot more th...

June 25, 2019

In my office, when I ask people about their bowel habits, they’re often shy about it and ready to move on to the next topic. Understandably so! However, once the poop conversation starts, there’s no stopping it! People want to know what’s normal, what’s not normal as w...

February 26, 2019

People often think of exercise strictly as a method of weight loss. Yes, exercise does burn calories. It is so much more than that! The things that exercise does for your body are amazing, even if no weight loss occurs.

Recently, The US Department of Health and Hum...

October 30, 2018

During my college years, one of my favorite classes was Anatomy & Physiology. I often found myself fascinated at the intricacies and capabilities of the human body. I remember specifically the time we learned about the skeletal system - I would leave class amazed at ho...

February 27, 2018

A gluten-free diet was a popular weight loss strategy for a minute, and luckily that seems to have passed. However, I still think we should clear up some misconceptions regarding gluten-free diets. This is actually a life-saving diet for some people!

What is gluten, any...

January 9, 2018

When I meet people in the office, I never prescribe a specific diet. I work with them to gradually make changes to improve their diet, in an effort to help them meet their goals. That doesn’t mean I don’t take ideas and concepts from specific diets, though. One diet, t...

October 24, 2017

No diet can ever promise to prevent a disease. However, nutrition and lifestyle do play a role in your chances of developing certain diseases, including cancer. The unfortunate truth is that 4 out of every 10 Americans will develop cancer during his or her lifetime. Le...

June 20, 2017

Now that we're getting into the warmer summer months, it’s important to drink up! With the higher temperatures, humidity and increased outdoor activities, dehydration is more likely to occur. Proper hydration is important for general health, and if you’re an athlete it...

April 18, 2017

Acid reflux is probably the most common gastrointestinal problem my patients’ have. Some people deal with it on occasion while others struggle with it on a daily basis. People may experience acid reflux in different ways. Some people feel a burning in the chest (hence...

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. It should not be a substitute for individual advice from a health care professional. Talk with your physician, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and/or Certified Diabetes Educator about what is best for you and your health.

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