Nearly Naked Foods

With so many food terms thrown around such as “raw,” “naked,” and “clean” eating how does one stay centered and know how to navigate with our ever-changing food supply? Sometimes the simplest way to eat healthfully is eating “nearly naked foods.” What does nearly naked foods look like? How can we keep our meals simple […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: My Experience of Discrimination

About a year and a half ago I went on a gluten-free diet. I did this reluctantly since cutting out gluten is a major commitment and can be more than challenging in many situations. As a result of the diet change the arthritis in my hands stopped progressing, which was extremely helpful in being able […]

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Is Your weight in your Genes or your Jeans?

Last week I went to a conference in New Mexico and several researchers gave detail to what really happens in the womb. Although much of what I heard is both fascinating and disturbing it is worth sharing on this blog in hopes that some of you struggling with your weight may have more empathy for […]

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Should I Continue Taking My Fish Oil?

The New York Times article “Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research” generated a plethora of emails this morning asking me what my opinion was on this subject. “Should I continue taking my fish oil?” The definitiveness of the title of the article and claims are curious to me given all the research that does support […]

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The Myth of High Protein Diets Examined

Today the above article was published in the NY Times and a few of my well-read clients emailed it to me asking for my opinion. My long answer shortened is as follows: This article was written by Dean Ornish who has been a long-term advocate of the high carbohydrate low-fat diet. Some history here is […]

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A long Way from Being in a Hospital Kitchen: 3 Insights from an RD Intern

The stigma of becoming a registered dietitian has come a long way from a career of those who solely worked in a hospital or a hospital kitchen. As a student of nutrition I am constantly trying to find my footing in the vast amount of nutrition knowledge out there. As much wealth of information available, […]

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3 Stress Foods to Avoid with Autoimmune Disorders

With the pressures to achieve, the twice-daily battle between traffic and time, and the balancing act of work, family, and health-daily life in modern-day society is simply….stressful. It’s no wonder our culture’s collective immune system seems to be steadily declining. Nowadays, the average person has at least one allergy to something that would’ve seemed uncommon […]

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Breaking Free from White Rice: an exposition of an ABC growing up in a Chinese family

Twenty-five years ago, my mother left her life in China and immigrated to America for love. My father came to the United States after dating my mother for 7 years in China and then convinced her to follow him shortly thereafter, a huge decision for an Asian woman. I was born two years later, which […]

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M3: MI, Macrobiotics and Maine

I went on a journey across the country to Portland Maine this past week to work with a senior trainer in Motivational Interviewing Stephen Andrew, the “trainer of trainers” for 3 wonderful life-changing days. Stephen is the head of HETI, the Health, Education and Training Institute and extremely generous with his time and talents. Motivational […]

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The Mediterranean Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

You wake up one day tired, sluggish, and realize facing another day is more than you can handle. You question if your diet is no longer serving you and perhaps a change is on the horizon. You have a family history of diabetes and realize change should happen sooner than later. What type of lifestyle […]

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