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Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian and a recent graduate of the UNC School of Medicine. She has made several appearances as a nutrition expert on CW&#39s San Diego 6, been quoted as a fitness expert in the New York Times, and is an ACE master trainer and award-winning author. She is currently pursuing a residency in pediatrics. Certifications: ACE, ACSM and NSCA

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Got Calcium?

September 30, 2007

Conventional wisdom has long held that calcium plus vitamin D offers the best antidote for age-related bone loss. In fact, those ubiquitous “Got Milk” commercials boast of the calcium-rich beverage’s ability to strengthen bones. And some research suggests that both calcium and vitamin D play a critical role in maintaining bone health (Heaney 2007). Since calcium is a building bloc…

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Nutrition Needs for Clients who are Pregnant or Nursing

April 30, 2007

In a typical mom-to-be, the news of a pregnancy is met with excitement, anxiety and a frantic desire to learn everything needed to ensure that her child is born healthy. Whether that newly pregnant woman is yourself, a client, a friend, a workout buddy or a spouse, as a fitness professional, you can serve as a ready source of general information on how she should eat for optimal growth and deve…

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The Scoop on Food Allergies

March 1, 2007

The health benefits of nuts like walnuts, pecans and almonds have been widely promoted. But for the millions of Americans with food allergies, the advice to eat nuts could be hazardous to their health. For these individuals, nuts—or other food allergens, such as shellfish and milk—could prove deadly.

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Diet & Gastrointestinal Ailments

February 28, 2007

Did you know that more than 41 million people visit the doctor each year with their chief complaint being some kind of gastrointestinal (GI) symptom (National Center for Health Statistics 2004)? Symptoms can range from the occasional, pesky stomach upset for some people to a life-threatening case of chronic diarrhea for those who suffer from a disorder like inflammatory bowel disease. …

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Training Kids & Adolescents

May 1, 2006

From Dallas to Montreal, from
Chicago to Los Angeles, youth-based personal training and group classes are
hot. The burst in popularity may be due to growing concern about the epidemic
of childhood inactivity and obesity, a stronger push to groom athletes from a
young age, greater scientific acceptance of resistance training for children,
or other motivations—and press…

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An Industry Investment

March 1, 2006

High-quality group fitness classes invigorate participants, members and staff. However, as a fitness director, you know well-trained, motivating instructors can be hard to find. You may have thought about developing your own in-house program to recruit, train and mold future instructors. But how do you get started?
The first step in developing a successful instructor-training pro…

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