Beating the Belly Blues

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month (bet you didn’t know that) and because I am getting my routine colonoscopy done this week, the gastrointestinal tract is on my mind.   It’s also on my mind because I’ve run into several people lately having issues...

Be Old AND Bold

Happy Older Americans Month celebration.  We just celebrated my mother’s 106th birthday so I am making her queen of the celebration.  She will attribute her long life to having good people around her, but experts give credit to: Diet. Eat plenty of fresh,...

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month (like we didn’t already know we were stressed??). To celebrate I am including an excerpt from my book, “Sick and Tired, to Healthy and Inspired: 9 Steps to Prevent Lifestyle Related Diseases” about the benefits of deep...

Why I became a Nutritionist.

Why I Became a Nutritionist.  Everyone has a back story – mine is not all that thrilling, but maybe this will help anyone wondering why I am such a Nutrition Nerd!   I was interested in nutrition as a Biology major in college and I even tortured poor...

KNOW YOUR NUTRITION

Since this is Nutrition Month, I thought I might share some the ways nutrients affect our health or lack of health.  I put a list of Nutrient Deficiency Signs and Symptoms in my book, not because I am Debbie Downer, but because people don’t realize that their...

Another Year, Another Diet

It’s been a year since I posted about my diet mania and I’m ready to report on another diet this year.  I’m determined to find the answer for people having a hard time losing weight (myself included).  I’m ready to admit that a 2 weeks trial might not be enough to...

Does Food Quality Matter?

Here is some interesting research that compares processed foods with natural foods. https://www.emersonecologics.com/blog/post/food-quality-vs-quantity-debate

New Year’s Resolutions

If you feel like you need to improve your health but feel totally overwhelmed with where to start, this post is for you. People always go into making lifestyle changes with the idea that it’s all about denial. “I can’t have the foods I love.” “I have to exercise”....

The Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins (Made Healthier)

When someone declares a recipe “the best”, it’s always worth a try (Adapted from Lovely Little Kitchen).  However, I cannot bring myself to add the 1 cup of white sugar the recipe calls for.  Also, I feel best with more paleo/ketogenic ingredients so that is what I...