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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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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