Blog Post Topic: Yummy, Healthy Recipes



Dressing up your meals!

September 19, 2017

    My m.o. as a nutritionist is always about getting more vegetables in everyone’s diet. I have never had a client eat too many! The benefits of eating them are vast and varied from their vitamins and minerals to providing a good fiber source helping you make good bugs… view entire post




Daily dose of gratitude!

September 12, 2017

    Mother Nature has been very active in these last weeks with some incredibly challenging outcomes.  As I have been watching the news and seeing some of the stark realities like having your home severely damaged or simply finding a place to sleep, I found myself feeling such gratitude… view entire post




Back on track for FALL!

September 5, 2017

    As the summer ends, whether we are going back to school or not, we all feel like life becomes more scheduled again. This is a perfect time to create habits that can support our immune system as we move into our holiday season.  Choose one thing you would… view entire post




SCHOOL Rules!

August 29, 2017

    With school starting, it’s time to think once again about planning for kid’s lunches or even adult choices. Summer can shift us away from our routines so this is a good time to re-focus on food. One favorite of mine is making a bento box or using small… view entire post




Too much of a good thing?

August 22, 2017

    In a recent NY Times article, there were speaking to the overemphasis on protein in the American diet with a large number of Americans eating 100 grams per day. Since many of the popular diets of the day focus on protein and fat and tend to avoid or… view entire post




The skin you are in…

August 15, 2017

    Summertime is the time where we seek the sun and time outdoors.  Most of us know we need to protect our skin from the sun’s ray but it’s also important to note that our skin can also give us information about what’s happening inside our body. Often skin… view entire post




Mindfulness or Busyness?

August 8, 2017

    There is an epidemic of digestive imbalances from GERD, bloating, elimination problems and IBS.  I have worked very successfully with many clients to create dietary changes as well as supplementation and lifestyle changes. At the same time, a foundational piece of the puzzle to support digestion is HOW… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 7

August 1, 2017

    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional but often there are simple lifestyle changes that we can make to revive our energy. This week’s newsletter is part of a refresher series of 7 basics of how to improve your energy to enjoy your summer. #7 Nutrient Deficiencies: We often hear the adage- “eat a healthy diet” but not everyone knows what that actually means and so there can be gaps.  Even when we are focused on eating a healthy, balanced diet it’s… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 6

July 26, 2017

    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 5

July 19, 2017

    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body.  Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 4

July 11, 2017

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    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 3

July 9, 2017

“I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional but often… view entire post




Energizer summer!

June 20, 2017

    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time” or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Create your summertime with food!

June 13, 2017

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    Along with reading good books about health, preparing good food at home for family and friends is a great way to create healthy habits.  There are many resources for recipes and tips to make wonderful meals and snacks.  My intention is that this newsletter offers resources to you… view entire post




Healthy reading for healthy eating!

June 6, 2017

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    As summer approaches, we often see lists of the best summer reads.  Books on those lists are ones that we can dive into at the beach or on vacation.  I am often asked what are good nutrition books to read. There are many wonderful books about the power… view entire post




Get in the Blue Zone!

May 30, 2017

    I recently heard an interview with Dan Buettner, Author of Blue Zones.  As a National Geographic reports/explorer, he studied and focused on 5 areas of the world where people easily live healthy lives into their 100s. From his research, he distilled shared similarities in each culture that seem… view entire post




Bulking up for health!

May 23, 2017

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    A few weeks ago, we talked about reducing inflammation by improving our gut bugs/immune system with fiber.  Mounting research shows that adding fiber to your diet can reduce your risk of death from any cause.  This is tied to the fact that increasing fiber reduces the risk for… view entire post




Spicing up your memory +

May 16, 2017

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    Continuing our journey to look at recent research, we find that curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric is one of the most researched nutrients. It is connected to many positive health benefits. One study showed that by adding just 1 gram per day, you can help… view entire post




Bugs that put out fires!

May 2, 2017

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    Most of our modern diseases are rooted in inflammation.  We know that inflammation increases as we age and that it’s a strong risk factor in the elderly.  A recent study looked at the gut “bugs” (microbes) of older mice and found that imbalances in microbes contributed to increased… view entire post




Sweetness turned sour!

April 25, 2017

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    A recent study was published looking at the impact of diet soda and the risk of stroke and dementia.  Accounting for lifestyle factors such as caloric intake, smoking, and exercise as well as age and education, it appears that drinking at least one diet soda a day makes… view entire post