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Susan McQuillan, MS, RDN, CDN
Registered Dietitian
New York City, NY

About Susan McQuillan, MS, RDN, CDN

Susan McQuillan, MS, RDN, CDN, has contributed diet, nutrition, lifestyle, and general health articles to web sites such as QualityHealth.com, PsychologyToday.com blogs, CalorieLab.com and to magazines such as Parent & Child, A&P Supermarket’s Easy Solutions, Natural Health, Santé, the Magazine for Restaurant Professionals, ADDitude, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Family Circle, Cooking Light, Fitness, McCalls, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Living Fit, BabyTalk, Shape Cooks and Country Cooking.

Her original recipes and special-diet meal plans can be found in books published by Reader’s Digest, Weight Watchers and Rodale Press. Her latest book is a family cookbook from Sesame Street titled "Let's Cook!"

Articles Written by Susan McQuillan, MS, RDN, CDN

Eating Well for Happy, Healthy, Pain-Free Holidays

Expert advice about what and how much to eat and drink to help reduce back pain during holidays meals, celebrations and everyday gatherings.

Thanksgiving Fare to Help Ease Your Back Pain

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of a joyful holiday season that involves lots of eating and drinking. Here’s how to indulge without overdoing it.

Alcohol: Pain Killer or Pain Causer?

Research studies have found that moderate use of alcohol does relieve pain, such as back or neck pain for many people.

Bone-Boosting Grocery List for Spine Health

Look at and beyond the dairy aisle when searching for bone-boosting foods that can help your back and neck bones stay strong.

Supplement the Smart Way for Spinal Bone Health

Strong healthy back and neck bones are part of your body's foundation. This article helps you understand nutritional supplements, specifically bone health boosters like calcium and vitamin D, and offers tips to help you get the most from them.

Calcium Is Essential for Strong Back and Neck Bones

Calcium supplements can help you reach your daily recommended amount of calcium, but they are not intended to replace calcium-rich foods.

Bone and Body Health

If you’re unsure how to translate the wealth of bone nutrition advice to your plate, focus on calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium.

After Spine Surgery: Eat Right to Heal Fast

After neck or back surgery your entire body goes through a recovery process. A high-quality diet or meal plan can help ensure a smoother and speedier one.

Good to the Bone

Savory and satisfying broth made from slowly simmered meat is really an old-fashioned home remedy for almost anything that ails you.

Articles Reviewed by Susan McQuillan, MS, RDN, CDN

Osteoporosis Food Quiz

Find out how knowledgeable you are about foods that may help reduce the risk for developing osteoporosis.
Information in this quiz is general in nature and is provided for informational purposes only. Content is not intended to substitute for consulting a medical professional. Always consult a trained medical professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice as a result of something you may have read on SpineUniverse.

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Author's Statement

I, the undersigned, declare that neither I nor members of my immediate family have a financial interests or affiliation with commercial companies whose products and / or services may be mentioned in the materials I have authored, edited or reviewed for presentation on Vertical Health, LLC’s websites.
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