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Delores Alleckson, a nurse practitioner at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, often sees people with a variety of mood disorders. Alleckson said some disorders require medications, while others can be addressed with dietary changes, or a combination of both.
Coffee intake carries both pros and cons when it comes to health.
Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumer’s radar.

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Fracas over new food scoring system showcases the perils of rankings based on nutrient formulas
Sen. Paul Utke, R-Park Rapids, introduced legislation to promote healthier eating habits for Minnesota children. The Healthy Kids Meal bill would require restaurants operating in Minnesota offer a healthy default beverage option, a healthy side fruit or vegetable and not contain more than 600 calories.
This year more than ever, donations are the key to making sure meals are available to area seniors.
Saying "one epidemic is exposing another," Essentia obesity specialist spreads LCHF message in wake of pandemic
An apple a day, they say. Whoever first penned that famous adage (oh, hey - the Welsh, apparently?) was not standing in front of a bountiful farmers-market stand in the fall. Whether it's straight out of hand or in a salad, sauce or pie, it can f...
Hunger No More of Park Rapids began a transition to a new director in March, the first change of leadership for a humanitarian ministry that has been feeding the hungry for 16 years. Eric Bervig is succeeding Mark Waller as director of the non-pr...

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As someone who has suffered from and eventually escaped the diet roller coaster, and who has professionally been on a mission to help others get off it, too, I follow anti-diet voices on social media, many of whom are nutrition experts. I am usua...
The Park Rapids Enterprise's ninth annual Chili Challenge could raise even more money for the Hubbard County Food Pantry than the total of all the $1 votes for best chili recipe.
Hubbard County kids are being encouraged to "Go Wild" and families are reminded, "Cooking Matters." Donna Anderson, an Extension SNAP-Ed educator, is heading into fourth and fifth grade classrooms to introduce the benefits of fruits and vegetable...

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