Summer Newsletter

We at Diaeta Clinic hope that you and your family are staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times.

COVID Update:

Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more accurate and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak, www.cdc.gov

Other useful websites for further guidance from public health agencies:
  • National Institutes of Health: www.nih.gov
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: www.usda.gov
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration: www.fda.gov
  • World Health Organization: www.who.int

  • Some helpful hints to stay safe:
  • Clean hands often – wash/sanitize
  • Avoid close contact – maintain social distancing
  • Stay home if you are sick, cover cough & sneezes, wear a facemask when going out

  • Eat Healthy while you are at home:
  • Enjoy eating a variety of foods, make your plate colorful (rich in anti-oxidant foods), be mindful of portion sizes, include the whole family in creating healthful meals, try new recipes
  • Exercise- stay physically active most days of the week, try a new form of exercise to keep it interesting, hydrate adequately
  • Make mental health a priority, ask for help, keep in touch with family and friends

  • Practice Proper Food Safety Practices:
  • Wash hands, clean and disinfect surfaces, wash fresh produce with warm water
  • Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from ready-to-eat foods
  • Cook to proper temperature to avoid food borne illnesses, refrigerate leftover foods within two hours.

  • JUNE 10th is Herb & Spices Day :
  • Since ancient times, herbs and spices have been used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes – from treating bad breath to stomach disorders.
  • Herbs and spices add flavor, character and uniqueness to recipes.
  • Why not grow your ow herbs in your kitchen garden? Try growing Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Sage and Rosemary.

  • July 28th is World Hepatitis Day :
  • Worldwide, 290 million people living with chronic Hepatitis B and 150 million people living with chronic Hepatitis C.
  • Organizations around the world and across the United States use World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of the problem and what needs to be done to strengthen efforts in prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis. Check out www.hhs.gov for more information

  • August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

    Gastroparesis is paralysis of the stomach. It can occur in children and adults. Cause unknown. Symptoms include nausea or vomiting, dry heaves, early satiety. Once diagnosed, treatment includes a combination of medication (prescribed by your doctor) and working with a dietitian to make changes to your diet and life style.

    IN-SEASON PRODUCE

    When you buy seasonal produce, you not only save money and support local farmers, but also can prepare the best tasting meals since the ingredients are so fresh. Adding fresh produce to your diet is both nutritious and delicious. Fresh produce often provide antioxidants that protect your cells against harmful chemicals called free radicals. Antioxidants include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Carotene, and many more! See the list below for some ideas of what to pick up during these summer months to ensure you’re getting your antioxidants with in-season produce.

    • Arugula
    • Radish
    • Cucumber
    • Beets
    • Bell Peppers
    • Carrots
    • Zucchini
    • Corn
    • Berries
    • Cherries
    • Plums
    • Lemons
    • Peaches
    • Limes
    • Apples
    • Melons

    Thanks for tuning in to our Spring Newsletter! We will be back in June with our Summer Newsletter. If you want more information or are looking to make changes to your diet for a healthier life, Diaeta Clinic is here for you! Contact us anytime. 315-834-2382 | diaetaclinic@gmail.com

    Spring Newsletter

    Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner! With the first day of Spring coming our way on March 19th, Diaeta Clinic is pleased to bring you our Spring Newsletter.

    Springtime Happenings


    March is National Nutrition Month!

    This is the perfect time to start thinking about how to optimize your nutrition, and improve on any poor habits you may have. Here are some tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

    1. Consider the DASH Diet: The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been a proven way to eat healthily. While the diet was developed to help those with high blood pressure, everyone can benefit from the concepts of the DASH Diet – especially those at risk for Diabetes. The DASH diet suggests eating the following:
      • • 6-8 Servings of Grains (Preferable whole grains) per day.
      • • 4-5 Servings of Vegetables per day.
      • • 4-5 Servings of Fruits (Whole fruits – not juice!) per day.
      • • 2-3 Servings of Dairy (low-fat options are best) per day.
      • • 6 Ounces or fewer of lean meat, poultry, and fish per day.
      • • 4-5 Servings of Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes per week.
      • • Fats and Oils: 2-3 servings a day (Unsaturated fats are best – think EVOO!).
      • • 5 or less servings per week of sweets.
    2. Find a way that works for you to be more physically active. Don’t be intimidated by this one – simply parking farther away from the entrance of the grocery store or shopping mall is a great way to ease into physical activity. You can also try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Even if you only take the stairs down, you are still increasing your physical activity and taking more steps. Be sure to speak with your physician or health care provider before starting any new exercise routines.
    March is also National Kidney Month!

    Did you know that your kidneys are responsible for a variety of functions – including filtration, blood pressure control, and red blood cell production? Make sure you see your doctor for your annual physical and get any required blood work to make sure your kidneys are functioning properly.

    April is National Minority Health Month

    Since 1988, CDC has focused on reducing health disparities and ensuring a culturally competent public health workforce. According to the CDC’s website, African American children are more likely to die from asthma compared to non-Hispanic White children. Reducing health disparities creates better health for all Americans. To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/features/minorityhealth/ You may also contact your local health department to find out about free health screenings in your area.

    May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

    1 in every 3 adults in the US have high blood pressure – putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. Be sure to check your blood pressure regularly, and talk to your doctor and dietitian about how to improve blood pressure to maintain a healthy heart.

    IN-SEASON PRODUCE

    Adding fresh produce to your diet is both nutritious and delicious. Fresh produce may provide antioxidants that may protect your cells against harmful chemicals called free radicals. Antioxidants include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Carotene, and many more! See the list below for some ideas of what to pick up during these Spring months to ensure you’re getting your antioxidants with in-season produce.

    • Apricots
    • Artichokes
    • Asparagus
    • Broccoli
    • Collard Greens
    • Fennel
    • Honeydew
    • Mango
    • Oranges
    • Peas
    • Pineapple
    • Radicchio
    • Rhubarb
    • Snow Peas
    • Strawberries
    • Swiss Chard

    Thanks for tuning in to our Spring Newsletter! We will be back in June with our Summer Newsletter. If you want more information or are looking to make changes to your diet for a healthier life, Diaeta Clinic is here for you! Contact us anytime. 315-834-2382 | diaetaclinic@gmail.com

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    Fall Newsletter

    With Fall just around the corner, Diaeta Clinic is pleased to bring you our Fall 2019 Newsletter.

    September is National Childhood Obesity Month


    Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the US suffer from obesity? This condition puts them at increased risk for chronic disease later in life – including Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Diaeta Clinic encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • • Get active outside! Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • • Limit screen time. Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • • Make healthy meals. Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.
  • To learn more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    According to the CDC, other than some types of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is—

  • The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.
  • The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Breast cancer may affect men, as well. It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Remember to have your yearly well woman visit and perform self-examinations to ensure early detection. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/index.html.

    November is American Diabetes Month

    30.3 million people in the US have Diabetes—and 1 in 3 adults have Prediabetes. The risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50% higher than for adults who don’t have it. The good news is there are ways to prevent and manage Diabetes with a proper diet and lifestyle, and Diaeta Clinic is here to help! For more information about Diabetes in the US, visit https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html

    IN-SEASON PRODUCE

    Adding fresh produce to your diet is both nutritious and delicious. Fresh produce may provide antioxidants that may protect your cells against harmful chemicals called free radicals. Antioxidants include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Carotene, and many more! See the list below for some ideas of what to pick up during these Fall months to ensure you’re getting your antioxidants with in-season produce.

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    • Arugula
    • Beets
    • Apples
    • Kohlrabi
    • Pears
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Brussels Sprouts
    • Chard
    • Parsnips
    • Brocci
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    Thanks for tuning in to our Fall Newsletter! We will be back in December with our Winter Edition. If you want more information or are looking to make changes to your diet for a healthier life, Diaeta Clinic is here for you! Contact us anytime. 315-834-2382 | diaetaclinic@gmail.com

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    Summer Newsletter

    Summertime Happenings


    June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month!

    Did you know that nearly 5.7 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s? With this being a devastating disease, we DO know there are some things we can do to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Here’s how:

  • Improve nutrition! Eating a more balanced diet improves brain health – think, “Healthy Heart – Healthy Brain!”
  • Participate in regular cardiovascular exercise.
  • Keep your brain active! Do activities such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and word searches.
  • For more prevention tips, visit www.alz.org.

    July is UV Safety Month!

    UV radiation has been linked to increase risk of certain skin cancers. Follow the tips below to stay safe in the beautiful sunshine!

  • Cover up as much skin as possible with clothing when going outside.
  • For areas that aren’t covered with clothing, be sure to apply sunscreen. *Even if it’s cloudy, the UV rays are still breaking through!
  • Wear proper eye protection – such as polarized sunglasses – to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.
  • Be sure to wear a hat to provide further protection.
  • For more information on staying safe in the sun, visit www.cancer.org.

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

    Vaccines are important for people of all ages. There are over 15 vaccines that are recommended for adults! Vaccines are a great way to protect ourselves from diseases that may otherwise cause us harm. It’s not too early to talk to your doctor and start thinking about your flu shot! To learn more about what vaccines you might need, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines.

    IN-SEASON PRODUCE

    Adding fresh produce to your diet is both nutritious and delicious. Fresh produce may provide antioxidants that may protect your cells against harmful chemicals called free radicals. Antioxidants include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Carotene, and many more! See the list below for some ideas of what to pick up during these Summer months to ensure you’re getting your antioxidants with in-season produce.

    vegetables
    • Arugula
    • Asparagus
    • Basil
    • Beets Greens
    • Blackberries
    • Kohlrabi
    • Raspberries
    • Blueberries
    • Broccili
    • Cabbage
    • Cantaloups
    • Corn
    • Strawberries
    • Tomatoes
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    Thanks for tuning in to our Summer Newsletter! We will be back in September with our Fall Newsletter. If you want more information or are looking to make changes to your diet for a healthier life, Diaeta Clinic is here for you! Contact us anytime. 315-834-2382 | diaetaclinic@gmail.com

    Spring Newsletter

    Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner! With the first day of Spring coming our way on March 20th, Diaeta Clinic is pleased to bring you our Spring Newsletter.

    Springtime Happenings

    March is National Nutrition Month!

    This is the perfect time to start thinking about how to optimize your nutrition, and improve on any poor habits you may have. Here are some tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

    1. Ensure you reach your daily fruit and vegetable targets. For most people, this means:
      • - 1 to 2 cups of fruit.
      • - 1 ½ to 3 cups of vegetables.
      You can do this by making sure you’re eating fruit or vegetables with each meal.  For example, consider adding 1 cup of sliced strawberries to your morning oatmeal.  With lunch, try having grilled lean protein over 1-2 cups of leafy greens.  For dinner, try 1-2 cups of roasted vegetables as one of your side dishes.  You’ll be hitting your targets in no time!
    2. See how your plate compares to MyPlate, the tool that has replaced the Food Pyramid. See the photo below for an idea of what your plate should look like at each meal, and be sure to visit www.choosemyplate.gov for more information!
    3. Find a way that works for you to be more physically active. Don’t be intimidated by this one – simply parking farther away from the entrance of the grocery store or shopping mall is a great way to ease into physical activity. You can also try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Even if you only take the stairs down, you are still increasing your physical activity and taking more steps. Be sure to speak with your physician or health care provider before starting any new exercise routines.
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    March is also National Kidney Month!

    Did you know that your kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, and that they help regulate blood pressure? Make sure you see your doctor for your annual physical and get any required blood work to make sure your kidneys are functioning properly. If you want to learn more, there will be a Live Twitter Chat with Dr. Joseph Vassalotti, The National Kidney Foundation’s Chief Medical Officer, on World Kidney Day, Thursday, March 14, from 12-2 pm ET. Ask your questions at www.twitter.com/nkf using the hash-tag #WorldKidneyDayNKF.

    April is National Minority Health Month

    Since 1988, CDC has focused on reducing health disparities and ensuring a culturally competent public health workforce. According to the CDC’s website, African American children are more likely to die from asthma compared to non-Hispanic White children. Reducing health disparities creates better health for all Americans. To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/features/minorityhealth/ You may also contact your local health department to find out about free health screenings in your area.

    May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

    Did you know that 1 in every 3 adults in the US have high blood pressure? Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. Be sure to check your blood pressure, and talk to your doctor and dietitian about how to improve blood pressure to maintain a healthy heart.

    IN-SEASON PRODUCE

    Adding fresh produce to your diet is both nutritious and delicious. Fresh produce may provide antioxidants that may protect your cells against harmful chemicals called free radicals. Antioxidants include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Carotene, and many more! See the list below for some ideas of what to pick up during these Spring months to ensure you’re getting your antioxidants with in-season produce.

    vegetables
    • Apricots
    • Artichokes
    • Asparagus
    • Broccoli
    • Collard
    • FennelSnow
    • Honeydew
    • MangoSwiss
    • Oranges
    • Peas
    • Pineapple
    • Radicchio
    • GreensRhubarb
    • Peas
    • Strawberries
    • Chard
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    Thanks for tuning in to our Spring Newsletter! We will be back in June with our Summer Newsletter. If you want more information or are looking to make changes to your diet for a healthier life, Diaeta Clinic is here for you! Contact us anytime. 315-834-2382 | diaetaclinic@gmail.com

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    Winter Newsletter

    It’s important to take care of yourself!

    It’s like they say on the airplane; put on your own oxygen mask before helping someone else with theirs. It is easy to become stressed during the Holiday Season. Multiple studies have proven the negative effects of stress. Luckily, there are some simple things we can do to reduce stress and participate in self-care.

    How does stress negatively affect you?

    Stress not only affects your physical well-being, but can also have negative impacts on your mental health. Common physical signs of stress include low energy, heart burn, headaches, nausea, aches and pains, and inability to sleep properly. Stress can also lead to a weakened immune system and can affect blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Stress might increase depression due to emotional break down. Read on to learn what you can do to manage stress and better care for yourself.

    Exercise!

    Exercise is great for overall health, and can lead to stress reduction. A little bit of exercise every day may go a long way. If you’re busy and don’t have time to hit the gym or do a full workout routine, try taking the stairs whenever possible and make sure to get up from your desk once an hour. You can also look into chair yoga and other exercises you can do right at your desk. (Look for a future Health Tip of the Month for more info on this!) Studies show daily exercise produces stress-relieving hormones in our body.

    Eat a Healthy Diet.

    Eating a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and protein is a great way to stabilize energy levels and reduce stress. Remember – healthy diet also leads to decreased risk for chronic diseases. According to health.com, some stress-reducing foods include green leafy vegetables, turkey breast, oatmeal, yogurt, salmon, and blueberries. These foods won’t cause blood sugar spikes and drops, so you won’t get that slump from sugar crashing. Fun fact: dark chocolate (just a bite!) has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.

    Practice Good Mental Health Habits.

    Self-talk is important when talking about self-care. Try making a list of 5 things you’re grateful for, either when you wake up or before you go to sleep. Positivity breeds more positivity – when you take the time to notice positive things, you’ll find more positive things surround you! Even something simple, like “Lunch was delicious today,” is a small step in the right direction toward a positive way of thinking. Remember to reach out to your support network and not to isolate yourself. Staying social is a great way to reduce stress!

    In-Season Produce

    These whole fruits and vegetables are in season during the Winter Months:

    • Cabbage
    • Brussels Sprouts
    • Winter Squash
    • Potatoes
    • Celery
    • Carrots
    • Onions
    • Parsnips
    • Citrus Fruit
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Racicchio
    • Pomegranates
    • Dark, Leafy Greens
    • Fennel

    Note: Make Sure the foods you are choosing are part of your recommended diet! Potatoes are not kidney friendly

    Thanks for tuning in to our Winter Newsletter! We will be back with our Spring Newsletter. If you want more information or are looking to make changes to your diet for a healthier life, Diaeta Clinic is here for you! Contact us anytime. 315-834-2382 | diaetaclinic@gmail.com