Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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Healthy Gluten-Free Wild Rice Veggie Stuffing

Thanksgiving is almost upon us.  You may be wondering how you are going to eat healthfully and stay on track for the beginning of the holiday season so you’re not having regrets on January 1st.  Although only one day – having a plethora of carbs and carb leftovers can substantially increase insulin resistance.  Therefore, mindful planning how you […]

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Easy Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pizza?

You’re craving your favorite pizza but know you can’t really afford the carbohydrates as you’re watching your weight and health!  Here’s a solution to both your quandaries and it’s easier than you realize.  Not only are these simple pizzas healthy, gluten-free and easy but they can be made in less time that it takes to […]

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Change your Metabolism: Balancing Gut Hormones, Food Timing, and Sleep

Venturing to Vancouver and attending the International Congress on Obesity I had no idea what the research would indicate. Would it be the same old messages of “calories in equals out,” “just move more,” “and “cut down on fat intake.” It turns out this conference gave great detail to the complexity of obesity, weight challenges […]

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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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5 Ways to Alleviate PMS

You wake up on the day final exams only to look down and see that Aunt Flo had made her monthly appearance. Your head is pounding, you’re tired and you can feel the cramps coming on. Is this really happening? Why ME? Why NOW? You’ve heard it’s important for a woman’s health to get her […]

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Insulin: The Driver of Inflammation

As with all my thoughts and suggestions I take the time required to provide current safe and sound information. After attending 2 large conferences, a vast amount of research and conferring with top medical experts my paradigm is shifting with respect to carbohydrates as the drivers of inflammation. If you are a regular reader to […]

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Oatmeal, Cholesterol, and Insulin Resistance

One of the frequent questions I get asked from clients is, “is it okay to eat oatmeal for breakfast?” My answer is “that depends on your particular metabolism and what type of oatmeal you plan on eating.” Let’s break it down for simplicity. In 1987 a book came out on the magical properties of oatmeal […]

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The Fallacy of Gluten-Free Products and Weight Loss

Seems like many are falling prey to thinking eating a gluten-free diet is the key to health, happiness and weight loss. Unfortunately if it were that easy we’d all be thin and disease-free. One of the new books I’m working on is a healthy cookie book.  All the cookies and treats are gluten-free and low […]

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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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