What’s the 411 on Sugar versus Fat?

How many times have you ordered a salad without olive oil or dressed your greens WITH fat-free dressing thinking you were making the healthier choice? Do you opt for that low-fat yogurt instead of the full-fat version? For many years dietary fat has been considered the villain of all food groups. Just muttering the word […]

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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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The Menopausal Middle

You’ve started gaining weight in places you never did. You are eating the same type of diet you always have, exercised in the usual way and yet your waistline is exponentially expounding.  Is your body deceiving you? Why is this happening? Menopause is a time of many changes and shifts in the body and one […]

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The Connection between Gout, Uric Acid and Fructose is not So Sweet!

You wake up one morning with your toe in terrible pain and soon realize you may be suffering from a gout attack, a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that generally attacks the big toe. You may not realize you are not alone since gout has been a medical issue since 400 BC when Hippocrates, a […]

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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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The Beta-Cell Bank: The False Sense of a “Normal Glucose”

You go for your annual physical because you care about your health. After a week or so your doctor calls you and assures you all is normal and there is nothing to worry about…or is there? It is not unusual that I see a fasting glucose level on a new client’s blood work in the […]

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Communicating Food and Health: Insights from a Future RD

The first day I walked into my nutrition internship I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was having a private practice was a dream for the future. The thought of building a long-term relationship with patients and helping them in their journey to health was more than an ideal path for me. […]

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Surprising Supplements to Manage Diabetes

As a young child it was very common to see loved ones on both sides of my family pricking their fingers, taking insulin, and watching their carbohydrate and sugar intake. Since diabetes is very prevalent in my family, it naturally sparked my interest of ways I would not become another family statistic. Now that I […]

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Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?

Growing up I would hear my grandmother Josefina’s voice stating this slogan: eat breakfast like king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I didn’t think much about it till I started learning more about nutrition. Was this slogan simply another dieting myth or an anecdote that gets passed on through generations? As […]

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