Providence Nutrition Team

We are all about food! The Providence Nutrition Team loves to talk about and share our expertise on how to help you find the right diet, food types and maintenance tactics to help you live life to the fullest...while also enjoying the best foods that mother nature has to offer.

  • Battling food insecurity during a pandemic

    Battling food insecurity during a pandemic

    Learn about food insecurity, or inadequate access to food, how the pandemic is making it worse, and where to get help.

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  • 10 superfoods that boost brain function

    10 superfoods that boost brain function

    Learn how adding these 10 superfoods to your diet can help boost your brain’s function and improve memory.

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  • Managing weight without the scale

    Managing weight without the scale

    Providence Dietitian Christiann Collins, RD, CDE, CSOWM, answers some common questions about healthy weight loss and nutrition.

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  • Managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diet

    Managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diet

    Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the foods to add or subtract from your menu to help manage your symptoms.

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  • From the kitchen of Chef Tse: Basic kitchen safety

    From the kitchen of Chef Tse: Basic kitchen safety

    We’re living in some pretty challenging times. But right now, we have an incredible opportunity – cooking from home! Some people might be excited to finally get to try some new recipes while...

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  • From the kitchen of Chef Tse: Is takeout safe?

    From the kitchen of Chef Tse: Is takeout safe?

    The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit during COVID-19. In one week, 90% of my former culinary students lost their jobs and are now struggling to pay their rent. But there seems...

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  • Speed the feed! Quick and easy tips for meals during quarantine

    Speed the feed! Quick and easy tips for meals during quarantine

    Most of us around the country are living the #IStayHome life because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It might seem that being away from long commutes and busy sports schedules would allow for...

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  • Orthorexia: When a passion for healthy foods turns into an eating disorder

    Orthorexia: When a passion for healthy foods turns into an eating disorder

    Orthorexia: When a passion for healthy eating becomes unhealthy People with orthorexia have an extreme commitment to healthy eating. They are not driven to lose weight, but rather to eat the...

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  • How to diagnose celiac disease, wheat allergy and related problems

    How to diagnose celiac disease, wheat allergy and related problems

    Do You Have Celiac Disease? How can you be sure? Gluten and wheat cause problems for millions of Americans Not all gluten- and wheat-related sensitivities are the same A medical diagnosis is...

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  • How to go vegan without sacrificing your nutritional health

    How to go vegan without sacrificing your nutritional health

    Going Vegan? Make Sure to Get the Nutrition You Need Vegan diets can be healthy when well planned — a registered dietitian nutritionist can help. There are six main nutrients that require...

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  • When eating disorders hit home: How one doctor supported her teen

    When eating disorders hit home: How one doctor supported her teen

    Are you or someone you love dealing with an eating disorder? Robin Henderson, Psy.D., understands—because she’s been there, too. She encourages families to: Find help from a healthcare team you...

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  • Kimchi: A nutrient boost for better digestive and heart health

    Kimchi: A nutrient boost for better digestive and heart health

    Are you looking for something to spice up your regular menu? Give kimchi a try. Not only is it tasty it provides numerous health benefits with regular consumption. Kimchi is a traditional Korean...

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  • Keep your digestive tract happy with a colon-friendly diet

    Keep your digestive tract happy with a colon-friendly diet

    Be kind to your colon with these healthy foods Eat a variety of foods that are rich in fiber Consume less red meat, including processed meats Incorporate more calcium and vitamin D into your...

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  • Do you really need protein powder?

    Do you really need protein powder?

    Adding protein powder to a shake or smoothie is a popular post-workout routine, but is it necessary?   Protein is an essential nutrient that breaks down into amino acids that can help create...

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  • What can you eat when you have Diabetes?

    What can you eat when you have Diabetes?

    When you have diabetes, good nutrition and a healthy eating plan are among the top tactics you can rely on to control your blood sugar and combat the effects this chronic illness has on your...

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  • Foods to help you reset in the new year

    Foods to help you reset in the new year

    After the holiday season, you may want to get your diet back on track. Learn which foods can help you reset.   Find prebiotic foods that can help boost your gut health. Stay hydrated to feel...

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  • New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

    New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

    If you’re trying to boost your healthy eating efforts, reading the labels on everything you consume and monitoring fat, sodium, cholesterol, protein, and other nutrients is a good place to start....

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  • Electrolytes keep your body balanced

    Electrolytes keep your body balanced

    Electrolytes keep your body in balance. When you lose them due to sickness or athletics, it's important to replenish your supply to:  Keep your body fresh during physical activity Fight...

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  • Is stevia safe?

    Is stevia safe?

    This “all-natural” artificial sweetener has taken over the low-calorie food world, but is it a safe substitute for sugar?   The Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization...

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  • Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

    Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

    Do you dread the annual holiday weight gain? Try these easy, healthy swaps for the traditional heavy ingredients in holiday foods. Find ways to add flavor without added salt, sugar or fat. Fill...

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