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Advice Columns

December 12, 2018

Q Is the push to take probiotics just another fad or is there a good reason to take them? AD, Winterville.

A You may have heard me suggest eating yogurt with active cultures if you are taking an antibiotic to help avoid diarrhea -- I’ve been saying that for years. But there is lots more…

Kolasa, Kathy

December 04, 2018

Dear readers, in time for you to read and think about before making New Year’s resolutions, find your personal physical activity recommendations at https://health.gov/paguidelines. Only 2 in 10 Americans get the physical activity needed to manage their weight, reduce risks for some chronic…

KolasaKathy

November 28, 2018

Q I am a health coach and I have been asked about bulletproof coffee. Can you help? CD, Greenville

A This is another “stump the professor question”. So, I turned to Radhika Kothadia, a Brody medical student, to explain it to all of us who might not be aware of this trend that has no…

Kolasa, Kathy

November 18, 2018

Dear readers: Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful that Chris Crotty a soon to be physician and former service member volunteered to share his story of Building Resilience Through Nutrition. As you gather with family and friends this holiday season, share your tips of living a high quality, healthy…

Kolasa, Kathy

November 14, 2018

Q I didn’t grow up eating berries. They taste good, but is there a nutrition reason for eating them? — FJ, Greenville

A We are lucky to see a greater variety of berries — fresh, dried, canned and frozen — in our local stores than before. Children and…

Kolasa, Kathy

November 07, 2018

Q Would you please help spread the word about our upcoming event that will celebrate the successes of people in Pitt County who are eating healthy, being physically active and managing their own diabetes.  JS, Pitt County.

A Jackie Sugg MS, RDN, LDN is a long time friend and colleague from the…

Kolasa, Kathy

October 31, 2018

Q: A friend is encouraging me to eat microgreens? I don’t want to look dumb, what are they are and are they good for me?  MKK, Greenville

A: Don’t feel bad. Even with my interest, experience and training in food science and nutrition there seem to be new foods and ingredients in…

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October 24, 2018

Q: I don’t want to contribute to the childhood obesity problem but I don’t want to be a stick in the mud either. Any suggestions for how to handle Halloween? HG, Winterville

A: I was delighted that Kimberly May, a third year Brody student who was spending time on a pediatric rotation,…

Kolasa, Kathy

October 17, 2018

Q My doctors wants me to try the Mediterranean diet. He said I could have some red meat. How much is some? KP, Winterville.

A We recently visited President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s library and museum. I was intrigued by his physician’s diet prescription for the president in 1944. It…

KathyKolasa

October 10, 2018

A shout-out to all who will join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

I was happy that Pitt County folks participated but disappointed to learn that in 2017 Pitt County was down to 287 participants. We usually have more than 300 join in this free fun that benefits personal health and wellness.

 The…

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