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Community Health Spotlight

Making a Difference With Ashley Danielson RDN, LD

Tell us about yourself.

I love my job! I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket. My store is the newest concept for healthmarkets within the Hy-Vee Des Moines market as it focuses on better for you options while still allowing customers to fully grocery shop in our store.  My lifestyle is balanced (at least I try to make it balanced) by staying active and learning new things every day. I love to educate customers and clients in a fun and lively setting, with simple ways to incorporate delicious food into everyday life. 

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting itself.  However, it can sometimes have a negative effect if not managed correctly.  Signs of acute inflammation include redness, pain, heat and swelling.  A good example of this is a sprained ankle.  We manage these episodes of inflammation to promote proper healing.  Inflammation can also affect our body’s normal physiology if it becomes chronic.  This inflammation is often ignored, as it occurs without any noticeable symptoms initially.
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