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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It’s all in your Gut: Changing your Health for 2016

We’ve all said at one time or another “I just know it’s not right and I can feel it in my gut.” What if your gut health played a part in your mood, levels of anxiety and even happiness? Researchers are now realizing our gut is giving us more information than just our psyche is […]

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The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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Fasting Responsibly

Jews fast on Yon Kipper, Muslims fast on Ramadan and Christians fast during certain times of the year. From a nutritional standpoint not eating or drinking for several hours can cause your blood sugars to crash leading overeating when you break your fast as well as dehydration. So how can you practice fasting for religious […]

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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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Superbowl 2015 Food Frenzy

Any plans for Superbowl Sunday? Is about the game, the half time show or the food?   People all across the country are planning their Sunday around this one event. Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year behind Thanksgiving? The average consumption of calories is 2400 during just […]

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Groceryship Challenge: Feeding a Family of Four for 1 Week for under $100

Is it possible for a family on a strict budget to eat healthfully? Several weeks ago, one of my assignments as an RD intern was the task of designing a healthy and affordable menu to feed a family of four under $100 for one whole week for an organization known as Groceryships. The Groceryships Team […]

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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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Your Gut: The Gateway to Health?

I watched a recent you-tube video on “Debunking the Paleo Diet” that clearly showed that our ancestors ate differently than the current Paleo culture would advocate.  It is a fascinating talk by archelogical scientist Christina Warinner and worth the 22 minutes of your time. However, this blog is not about the Paleo diet so if […]

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Bananas, Sugar and Resistant Starch

A resounding question I hear each week is: “I’m supposed to avoid bananas – they have too much sugar, right?” To answer succinctly, I don’t think anyone gained weight or suffered ill health (unless allergic) just from just eating bananas but here’s the more scientific response. A fellow RD, Sofia Layarda, MPH, RD, wrote a great […]

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