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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Enjoying those French Fries? 3 Reasons to Rethink your Choice

French fries are one of those foods I frequently hear about in my office. Although I never considered them a healthful food I found out a few years there are 3 reasons to avoid them unless you make them yourself. 1. Potatoes and Pesticides: conventionally grown potatoes have the most pesticides by weight than any […]

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The Link between Food and Mood: 5 Nutrients to Consider

Feeling a bit blue? Don’t have that motivation you desire? Did you ever stop to think that a simple diet change could be all that is needed to help your energy, mood or get up and go? Not many realize that eating a balanced diet goes beyond helping your physical needs – it can also […]

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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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Natural Ways to De-Stress Your Immune System

You have problems sleeping, focusing on work, you’re tired and things don’t seem to be going in a positive direction. Are you sick, overworked or just stressed? Stress is a term we frequently hear in relation to many life challenges. If untreated stress can impact your relationships, work life, vitality, health and…your immune system. What […]

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Winning the Food Lotto at the Natural Foods Expo?

I have mixed feelings going to the Natural Foods Expo each year. I’ve attended for almost 20 years and the increased crowds make it feel like an endless line at Disneyland. However, the thrill of tasting some new food product and the desire to see what’s new and hip in the “Natural Foods” world wins […]

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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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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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Managing Multiple Sclerosis

Imagine one morning you woke up dizzy and unable to drag yourself out of bed. After the initial shock and panic, how would you feel being incapable of carrying out your daily responsibilities, even those as basic as brushing your teeth or bathing? Before you know it, days like this become your norm and your […]

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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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