Holiday “Jitters”

As the holidays approach, even the most health conscious and well “balanced” people become a bit anxious about staying on track “food-wise” and maintaining their healthy routine. Most of us are pretty committed to making wise choices when we are home. Then Thanksgiving arrives, with the holidays on its heels–which […]

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Forbidden Foods?

As an nutritionist, one of the first questions my clients ask me is, “Are there any foods I can never eat again?” or “What foods are forbidden?”. Though my initial response is, “None”,  I then quickly back pedal and add–“Almost none”. While most foods are okay in moderation (we all […]

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What is an “anti-inflammatory” diet?

I am frequently asked about “inflammatory” foods, and what exactly causes inflammation in the body. Diseases that end with “itis” mean it is an ailment which involves inflammation. For example, arthritis is swelling of the joints; colitis is inflammation in the colon; tonsillitis  is when your tonsils become inflamed, etc. […]

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A Meditation Practice…

“Let there be peace within your walls and quietness within your towers”. As someone who is trying to begin a meditation practice for myself—and I repeat, TRYING—I came across this quote in a book, and it really clicked for me. It is adapted from Psalm 122:7 and while I am […]

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How to Free Yourself from Sugar Addiction

  We already knew that sugar is more powerfully addictive than cocaine, and now we know why. The fact that your brain releases dopamine after eating sugar (the same neurotransmitter released during cocaine use), explains why it’s so easy to become addicted to sweets. The dopamine release gives you a […]

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