How Can I Eat Enough Protein During A Meat Shortage? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog
Many people rely on beef, pork, and poultry as the main source of protein for their meals; and getting enough protein is important. Protein helps to build muscle, repair tissue and provides energy, along with essential vitamins and minerals. But as we face a potential meat shortage these days, it’s good to know there are …

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Are All Processed Foods Bad? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Are all processed foods bad? There are thousands of processed foods in the grocery store to choose from. They are …

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Nutrition For All: Interview with BIFMC Dietitian, Joanne Gallivan

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
Nutrition is critical to a primary care setting. BIFMC’s Resident Dietitian – Nutritionist, Joanne Gallivan, shares her tips on employing the first line of defense when it comes to your health- by taking control of your eating habits. What prompted you to volunteer at BIFMC? I found out about BIFMC from other health professionals who …

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How Can I Reduce My Grocery Bill? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Common Concerns
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Many always ask: How can I reduce my grocery bill? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to …

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What is a Healthy Blood Pressure for a Healthy Heart? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, puts you at a greater risk of heart disease. Many people who have it don’t know it. It’s important to have your blood pressure checked routinely. If your blood pressure stays higher than 130/80 for a period of time, it can cause serious health problems. These problems include …

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