Rice Cakes: the Ultimate “blank slate”

When some people travel, they bring their favorite pillow from home or their scented eye mask to sleep on the plane…we bring rice cakes. I think of rice cakes as the perfect Tabula Rasa–the blank slate of the snack world. They are gluten free, require no refrigeration, last for weeks, […]

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Sports Nutrition: Focus and Fuel your body

A friend who is a sports psychologist recently interviewed me, to ask how and what athletes should eat to improve their performance in sports. Here is my feedback on the topic and answers to some common queries: Athlete’s top Sports Nutrition Questions What and when should you eat for peak […]

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How to Avoid Stress Eating…

  We have all been there…you start out the day with a grounding bowl of oatmeal topped with blueberries and pumpkin seeds, lunch is butternut squash soup and avocado toast, and dinner is salmon with brown rice and sautéed spinach. Perhaps paired with a glass of Merlot? What a nutritional […]

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Happy September!

As I look at my friends’ posts on FB this week, I am reminded how the beginning of September is a huge time of transition and new beginnings for individuals and their families. Which is exciting, but can be stressful too…Instead of trying to incorporate a “major overhaul” to our […]

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Kids, can we talk about food?

Can you talk to your children about why they should eat nutritious food and become more interested in their health? Pleading with them to have fruit instead of fries with their grilled cheese, or bribing them with ice cream if they finish their chicken and broccoli, is not only frustrating […]

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Should you try matcha?

Should you start drinking matcha instead of coffee? Matcha is a ground up version of Japanese green tea and is used in hot and cold drinks and foods. While a cup of coffee or two daily is safe for your health, many people report feeling anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, and […]

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Can Fasting Improve Your Health?

Is Fasting the new Juicing? Remember how a couple years ago, people began sipping all their meals through a straw (for $15 a piece from Whole Foods), imagining it was doing us a world of good…until nutritional studies proved that it was not. We soon learned that the fiber, skin, […]

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