Jump Over the Juice and Savor the Smoothies 

You just signed up for a new gym membership and finished your first boxing class. As you’re putting away your equipment, you can’t help but overhear a group of women talking about juicing and smoothies! As they continue the conversation about kale and ginger you ask yourself there two questions: Are juicing and smoothies really […]

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Is Juicing Healthy and Good for You?

I must hear this question at least 3 times a week and tonight Cousin Cam from Canada emailed me asking “is juicing healthy?” so I thought it time for a blog. Simply put – NO! Whole fruits and vegetables are healthy – they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients called phytochemicals, which cannot be duplicated […]

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Why eating your Broccoli DOES Matter

I was not fond of broccoli growing up and it was not in vogue in the 60’s anyway.  After becoming an RD and hearing about the virtues of cruciferous vegetables I still held off on eating the “crowns.” Then something changed.  Not only did I realize how to make broccoli taste better but more importantly […]

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“Detox” Diets and Colon Cleansers?

Ads for detox diets and colon cleansers are rampant.  The marketing schemes for them are alluring promising everything from weight loss to energy to restoration of total health.  Even the most discerning can be attempted to try one of these programs.  Are these “cleansing’ programs necessary for health? It’s true the Western diet is unhealthy […]

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