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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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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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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Carbs in your Condiments?

You’re trying to be carb conscious – avoiding bread, pasta and starchy foods and somehow the weight is not coming off. Are you eating too much, not exercising enough OR could carbs be sneaking up on you in your condiments? Our food supply is becoming more and more sweet, but is it sweet for our […]

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Fast Food in the Grocery Store

Is cooking not your thing? Do you attempt to be healthier by getting most of your meals at the grocery store?   How can you save time and still eat mindfully when picking up a grocery store meal? Since grocery stores differ in the variability of available items use the following suggested guidelines. Your options […]

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WHY Should I Cut Down On My Salt?

I was sitting at a restaurant the other day, waiting for my food to arrive, when I noticed the couple sitting next to us. Their food had just arrived and before the waiter could ask if they needed anything else, they both grabbed the saltshaker. I wonder if we’ve become so conditioned to adding salt […]

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A Few New Food Finds…

Finding a new food product to try is like the adult equivalent to trick or treating. Real whole foods never go out of style but we are constantly tempted with new products that line the shelves of grocery stores. It has been some time since I have shared my finds so here they are…. Tekola […]

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What is your Tolerance for Sugar and Sweet?

Last week I was running errands and caught Dr. Robert Lustig speaking on the radio.  He was talking about his usual favorite topic:  sugar addiction. However, what caught my ear was his use of the word tolerance. He said we all have a tolerance for certain types of addictive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and […]

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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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Drinking Flame Retardant? The Story on Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

This week there was an interesting article in the New York Times regarding a savvy teenager who goggled an unrecognizable ingredient in the bottle of Gatorade she was drinking:  brominated vegetable oil. After reading a long list of side effects from BVO including neurological disorders and alteration of thyroid hormones, Sarah Kavanagh started a nonprofit […]

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