“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…

Did Somebody Say Chocolate?

Did Somebody Say Chocolate?

February is American Heart Month, bringing attention to cardiovascular health. There are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, elevated blood pressure, smoking, and poor diet can all contribute to cardiovascular disease. Knowing risk factors can help us decrease the risk. And so can Read more…

6 Delicious Fall Vegetables You Probably Don’t Know What To Do With

6 Delicious Fall Vegetables You Probably Don’t Know What To Do With

The abundance of fall brings with it many unusual vegetables. I’ve curated some recipes for six of my favorite fall vegetable oddballs that pack a powerful nutritional punch! 1. Chiogga Beets  Beets are a fabulous vegetable, coming in reds, yellows, and for chioggas, a beautiful Read more…

Dietitians Say There Is No Scientific Evidence that MSG Is Bad for You – and How You Are Yet Again Being Deceived by the Big Food Industry

Dietitians Say There Is No Scientific Evidence that MSG Is Bad for You – and How You Are Yet Again Being Deceived by the Big Food Industry

Here’s yet another example of a junk article based on junk science, with facts omitted and presented to the public as credible.  By now you know I’m not a dietitian, so I don’t have to back this nonsense. What is MSG? MSG (monosodium glutamate) is Read more…

Can Fish Oil Help Prevent or Recover From COVID?

Can Fish Oil Help Prevent or Recover From COVID?

Before COVID hit, we had been hearing about the wonders of fish oil-derived omega-3 fatty acids (or omega-3s for short) and their amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Now, their benefits are even more exciting as we await definitive recommendations to prevent, provide support during, and recover from Read more…

5 Great Nutrition and Gut Health Books for Kids of All Ages

5 Great Nutrition and Gut Health Books for Kids of All Ages

Since my nutrition practice is about 1/3-1/2 children at any given time, I’ve had to find books that would resonate enough with the kids to get the onboard with healthier eating. Below are my (and my son’s!) top picks: 1. Buddies in My Belly: A Read more…

12 Healthy, Non-Perishable Snacks To Help Kids Maintain Their Focus

12 Healthy, Non-Perishable Snacks To Help Kids Maintain Their Focus

One of the most common questions I usually get around this time of year, after, “What supplements should my kid take to boost his immune system now that everyone’s going back,” is, “What can I pack for my kid’s afternoon snack that won’t spoil sitting Read more…

Back to School? Back to Basics…

Back to School? Back to Basics…

Somehow, suddenly summer is coming to an end and many of our children and their teachers will be returning to their school campuses in the upcoming weeks.  Going back is more than buying new shoes, notebooks, yellow Ticonderogas, and a lunchbox.  Outside of COVID concerns, back to school time is an opportunity to return Read more…

Getting Salty

Getting Salty

My clients often hear me say, “Eat the rainbow,” and this is just as true for salt as it is for fruits and veggies.  When we hear “sodium,” we typically think NaCl, or sodium chloride, the stripped down, stark white, barebones version commonly used as Read more…

Root Causes of Why You’re Feeling Down in the Dumps

Root Causes of Why You’re Feeling Down in the Dumps

And it’s not due to COVID. As Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 draws near the end, let’s talk about depression. Depression is defined as a period of at least two weeks during which a person experiences: a depressed mood loss of interest and/or  loss of pleasure Read more…