I spend so much time taking care of everyone else, it’s easy to neglect my own health. Sound familiar? As a busy mom, wife, and business owner, I admit my yearly physical gets postponed (or never scheduled), exercise gets put off, sleep seems more and more elusive, and I lack the energy to do the […]
As the saying goes…an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Apples are one of the original superfoods. They pack a powerful antioxidant punch, are rich with vitamins and minerals, and are a great source of fiber. This delicious and versatile fruit does it all! Apples & Their Health Benefits GUT HEALTH & REDUCED HEART […]
It seems like it happens overnight…the days get a little shorter, there’s a chill in the air, and before you know it, fall is here! From brussels sprouts to honey crisp apples to pumpkin, I love the bounty of nutritious in-season vegetables that fall brings to my plate (not to mention calcium rich vegetables such as kale […]
From hemp hearts to flax to sunflower seeds, these mini nutrition superstars are loaded with essential nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. Both a versatile and functional part of a healthy diet, they pack a powerful punch in a small package.
Are there foods out there you’re not so sure about? You’ve heard they’re unhealthy to eat regularly and you’ve been avoiding them like the plague, only to hear on the news that they’re actually good for you. As a dietitian, it’s something I’m asked about all the time, especially when I’m the one being seen […]
Are you feeling the pressure to eat organic food, all the time? As the natural food section in the grocery store continues to become more popular, you may be asking yourself is it really worth it?
Our bodies are made up of 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. Good bacteria and other microbes live in our digestive tract and throughout our entire body. Our guts alone are home to over 100 trillion bacteria! That’s right, trillion. This collective mass of bacteria is called the “microbiome.” The health of your […]
In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released updated recommendations for daily intake levels of vitamin D and calcium. The 14-member task force performed a thorough review of nearly 1,000 published studies to determine new daily intakes, based on their roles in bone health and disease prevention. One of the most frequent questions I’m asked […]
If you know me well, you know I’m not a huge fan of eating out. Most of the time I just prefer my own food. Given the choice of a restaurant salad or my own, I’ll take my own every time! I realize I’m in the minority, as most people love to eat away from […]
Cherries are at the top on my list of favorite fruits. I always have frozen cherries on hand for smoothies, I use dried cherries in my no-bake energy bites and muffins, and I love eating fresh cherries straight out of the bag!