Sleep on it

I’ve always thought that sleep was an inefficient system – needing to lay down for a whole 8 hours.  But nature doesn’t care what I think –  sleep is what it is,  and it is what we need.   What happens when we don’t get our needed...

STRESS EATING

Stomp out stress eating Why do I eat the wrong things when I am stressed?  Such a good question!  What is it about stress that makes us abandon our healthy eating goals?  Why can a bad day find us running for a hot fudge sundae or potato chips instead...

Conquer Healthy Habits

This is an article I wrote that appeared in the recent issue of Healthy Aging Magazine. “I know what to do to be healthy, but I don’t do it.”  As a Clinical Nutritionist and Wellness Coach I have heard that phrase many times, and may be guilty of saying the same...

IMPROVE MOOD WITH HEALTHY EATING

Nutritional Psychiatry.  That was a new term to me, but I am fascinated about nutrition’s impact on brain health so I enrolled in the course.  The bottom line (as always) is we should be eating whole foods with an emphasis on plant foods and healthy fats,...

COVID UPDATE FALL 2021

COVID seems like it will be around for awhile.  I recently attended a “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Flu update presented by Nikita Katz, M.D., Ph.D.  Here are some of the pertinent points and some resources for those interested. RISK The Delta variant...

Food as Medicine

‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ Hippocrates 400 B.C. I recently participated in an international Dames d’Escoffier conference as the Educational Sessions Co-Chair.  One session, Food as Medicine, had a LOT of questions from...

3 Mistakes People Make About Cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Month so I would like to talk about 3 myths/mistakes people have about cholesterol.   Before I start, I will just say that cholesterol is a natural fat/lipid that we, and every other animal, make for a purpose. ...

HIDDEN ANSWERS TO YOUR HEALTH WOES

Nutrigenomics.  Is that a word you’ve ever heard before?  Well, time to learn because I feel (hope) it will be the future of medicine and may provide answers  otherwise unknown.  Nutrigenomics is all about how the foods and supplements you choose change how your genes...

Health: Get Your Family on Board

Island of health.  No, this is not an idyllic vacation spot, but rather what author Stephen Saldana suggests we create for ourselves and our family.  We can’t control what “food” is present in the grocery store or on the route home, but we can control what...