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Q. Why have I been told not to eat soft cheeses during pregnancy?

Q. Why have I been told not to eat soft cheeses during pregnancy?

Q. Does decaf coffee really have no caffeine?

Q. Does decaf coffee really have no caffeine?

Q. I was recently diagnosed with gout. Which foods should I avoid?

Q. I was recently diagnosed with gout. Which foods should I avoid?

Q. What are the health benefits of Manuka honey?

  A. Colleen Driscoll, a dietetic intern at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: "Honey is being actively studied as an antioxidant, as well as...

Q. I like to spoil my granddaughter with treats when she is with me....

Q. I like to spoil my granddaughter with treats when she is with me. Am I doing any harm?

Q. Should I wash my poultry before preparing it?

Q. Should I wash my poultry before preparing it?

Q. What are some substitutes for dairy (including milk powder) in recipes?

Q. What are some substitutes for dairy (including milk powder) in recipes?

Q. Do the proteins in milk limit the absorption of antioxidants from berries?

Q. Do the proteins in milk limit the absorption of antioxidants from berries?

Q. You seem to write a lot about supplements not being necessary. Aren’t multivitamins...

Q. You seem to write a lot about supplements not being necessary. Arent multivitamins a good thing?

Q. Why dont I see vitamin A on my package of ready-to-steam frozen sweet...

Q. Why dont I see vitamin A on my package of ready-to-steam frozen sweet potatoes?