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Rachel Berman
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Rachel Berman, RD, CD/N, is the Health Editor at About.com. She provides users with practical science-based information related to nutrition, weight loss and health.



Ms. Berman has worked with various patient populations in the clinical setting for almost a decade and is passionate about helping people develop a healthier relationship with food. In addition, Ms. Berman is the author of Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies and Mediterranean Diet For Dummies, published by Wiley in 2013.



Ms. Berman is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics and a member of the Dietetic Practice Group - Nutrition Entrepreneurs. She received her bachelor of nutritional sciences from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at North Shore LIJ Health System in Long Island, New York. To find out more visit www.rachelberman.com.

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Health Trends in 2014

(32) Comments | Posted January 1, 2014 | 11:14 AM

From "super" foods like quinoa and kale, meal plans like the Paleo diet, and fitness crazes such as Tabata training, 2013 had its fair share of health trends. New ways to get and stay healthy are always in the spotlight as more than 30 percent of Americans are classified as...

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Goodbye Trans Fats: What That Really Means for You

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 4:07 PM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats because of the serious negative health effects they have on Americans.

"Trans fat" has been a buzz phrase for decades and for all the wrong reasons. You've seen...

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The Low-Down on Sodium

(6) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 2:50 PM

If you're like most Americans, you're getting too much sodium in your diet -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,400 mg on average. Depending on your age and other factors, this number is at least 1,100 mg more than the recommended daily amount!...

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Foraging the Farmer's Market

(10) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 9:07 AM

With the warm weather comes a plethora of farmer's markets that sprout up every spring. They can be an overwhelming experience, with so many stands and fresh produce to navigate. You may find yourself puzzled and going home empty-handed, or on the other hand, buying foods you're unsure how to...

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Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 6:44 PM

Super Bowl snacking is as much a part of game day as the actual game. Typical snacks are laden with calories, not to mention the countless bottles of beer you're washing it all down with.

A major fumble is that there isn't much redeeming nutrition in those calories. Lacking in...

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Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Besides watching the game and enjoying the commercials, Super Bowl snacking is one of the main attractions of game day. In fact, Americans consume more calories during the Super Bowl than nearly any other day during the year -- second only to Thanksgiving!

We all know the major...

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Lighten Up Your Winter Diet

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 8:14 AM

During the long winter months, you may find yourself craving heavier meals and comfort foods. Maybe it's because the cold weather keeps you indoors and comfort foods are more convenient, or you feel nostalgic for certain foods when winter rolls around. Whatever the reason, it's completely natural! But it's also...

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Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 8:00 PM

It's about that time when every week is filled with a work party, cocktail hour or special dinner to celebrate the holidays. When you're faced with nostalgic foods and drinks at every turn, it's easy to veer off a healthy eating path during the holiday season. But that isn't a...

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Lessons to Learn From Olympic Athletes

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 9:00 PM

As athletes are gearing up to participate in the 2012 London Olympic Games, they are working on getting their bodies and minds into peak condition. The healthy habits they adopt during training periods can also benefit us non-Olympians. While you probably aren't competing in the Olympic Games this summer, you...

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