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Have you heard that food elimination can help you if you have PCOS?  I will tell you why eliminating food groups, and restricting foods can be problematic. "Don’t eat this, it will make you feel worse... Only eat this many calories and you will lose weight... try...

How To Manage YOUR PCOS

  I am a dietitian who works with women to help balance their hormones naturally with diet and lifestyle changes. Many women come to me with a PCOS diagnosis feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start.  So let's start here! What is PCOS? PCOS is polycystic...

Gut Healthy Chicken Pie

     My family's favorite is chicken pot pie.  My neighbor used to get so annoyed when he would be invited for a birthday dinner and the kids would choose that; he would say, " Can't you pick something else for God's sake?" ...


The seesaw popularity contest over soy has constantly been an ongoing debate among foodie skeptics. Is soy good for me or will it increase my risk for chronic disease? The question of whether soy is the superman or kryptonite to your health is reviewed in nearly 2,000...
Gluten Sensitivity May Actually Not Be Gluten

Gluten Sensitivity May Actually Not Be Gluten

Guest Post By: Dietetic Student Deborah Shteierman Gluten free is all the rage right now, but it’s not the only wheat protein that’s getting a lot of press these days. Amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs), also known as ATIs, make up 4% of wheat proteins. The latest...

Three Key Components of a Healthy Diet

Three Key Components of a Healthy Diet

Three Key Components of a Healthy Diet By: Deborah Shteierman Part of living a healthy lifestyle is eating a nutritious diet that provides your body with the nutrients it needs from wholesome foods. Whether you need to lose weight or simply maintain a healthy weight,...

Know Your Greens

Know Your Greens

By: Deborah Shteierman, Dietetics Student We have all heard “Eat Your Greens” but do you “Know Your Greens?” Green leafy vegetables provide a range of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, and are low in calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics...

The Rundown on Protein Powders

The Rundown on Protein Powders

The Rundown on Protein Powders By Dietetic Student Deborah Shteierman While most dietitians believe that we should get most of our nutrients from food the protein powder industry is still booming. While meat is an excellent source of protein, it comes along with...

Is Alkaline Water Beneficial ?

Is Alkaline Water Beneficial ?

We all know the importance of drinking water. But what if water had other benefits than just keeping you hydrated? Ionized water, also known as alkaline water, claims to do just that. As they taught us in chemistry class, pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of...

Real You Nutrition Owner Madeline Basler, MS, RDN, CDN

Madeline Basler


Madeline Basler has her Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Stony Brook University, is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), and certified dietitian nutritionist (CDN) in Long Island, New York.
She is a qualified professional, a food and nutrition expert, mom, wife, sister, and friend

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