The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

Currently, a third of American kids – 1 in 3 children – are overweight or obese, and struggling with metabolic dysfunction (they have trouble turning glucose into energy, so it stores as fat tissue). Trending alongside childhood obesity are increasing rates of childhood T2D diagnoses. Read more…

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5% of all total deaths each year. Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the Read more…

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

We live in a world with a lot of misconceptions and, unfortunately, also a lot of stigma around eating disorders. Our culture has emphasized mental health imbalance as the cause of disordered eating (Control needs? Body image concerns? Self-punishment? Self-medication?), and use of behavioral health Read more…

Skip the Refined Sugar – You’re Sweet Enough Already!

Skip the Refined Sugar – You’re Sweet Enough Already!

It’s that time of the year, when the days are shorter but our hearts and homes are full of warmth and cheer. While life typically seems to blur by, the holidays remind us to connect with the spirit of giving, creating cozy spaces and slowing down to Read more…

Healthy Winter Holiday Menus That Will Impress Your Family

Healthy Winter Holiday Menus That Will Impress Your Family

Some ideas to have a Happier Hanukkah and a Merrier Christmas! Hanukkah Menu Cauliflower Latkes, or Butternut Squash Latkes, or Carrot Scallion Latkes, or Sweet Potato Latkes Paleo Jelly Donut Cupcakes Paleo Challah Baked Salmon with Rosemary and Pecans Lamb Chops with Arugula and Pistachios Sweet Potato Noodle Read more…

A Thanksgiving Meal Your Body Will Thank You For

A Thanksgiving Meal Your Body Will Thank You For

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gorge on all your fall favorites simultaneously – with gratitude, of course! From warm buttered biscuits, to sage-infused gravy drizzled over turkey, and sweet, delectable pumpkin pie, what is there not to love? While these foods sure are packed Read more…

A Spooky Halloween…But for an Unexpected Reason

A Spooky Halloween…But for an Unexpected Reason

On average, children consume 3,500 – 7,000 calories worth of sweet treats on Halloween. This equates to about 3 cups of sugar, or roughly 384 grams – almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams suggested by the American Heart Association. Yikes!! With obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Read more…

What You Need to Know About Gluten & Celiac Disease

What You Need to Know About Gluten & Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that flares with even an invisible amount of gluten contact via mouth, skin, and even lungs. About 2 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, with that number slowly rising each year, especially amongst children. This works out to about Read more…

Is Your Food Slowly Poisoning You?

Is Your Food Slowly Poisoning You?

I often hear “food allergy,” “food sensitivity,” and “food intolerance” used interchangeably – but they’re not the same things! They stem from different processes in the body, and so the approach to rebalancing each issue is quite different. Let’s take a closer look… First, if Read more…

“Discovery” Diets, or How to Go About Cutting Out All the Stuff That’s Pissing Off Your Body

“Discovery” Diets, or How to Go About Cutting Out All the Stuff That’s Pissing Off Your Body

I recently found myself in yet another full-on elimination diet, a hard-core one this time. I had questions about my food choices, and I needed some good answers. For all of us, cutting out foods that we usually eat is hard. It’s annoying. It’s a Read more…