The mighty squash!

Happy Halloween and cheers to the pumpkin! This nutrient packed member of the squash family is high in anti-oxidants to fight diseases like cancer and diabetes, high in beta carotene which reduces inflammation and helps your vision; high in potassium and magnesium which reduce your risk of heart attacks; and […]

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What are macro and micronutrients?

How does your plate stack up? Ideally our meals should be a blend of macronutrients and micronutrients. What does that mean? Macronutrients are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. They balance your blood sugar, help boost your mood and energy, and aid with your digestion. Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which […]

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The Blue Zone diet and lifestyle

I am watching the Netflix series “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” and was both intrigued, and hugely impressed, by the lifestyle in Okinawa, Japan. Not only do they still garden, work with their hands, and dance into their 100’s (yup!), but they apply a cultural practice called […]

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Should you try Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting “IF” is a hot topic among nutritionists and doctors, and people have some pretty strong opinions —so should you try it? Honestly all of us are doing some version of this already, unless you are eating while you are asleep! But when should you “break fast” in the […]

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Proud to be a Mediterranean…

I hosted a nutrition and wellness workshop last night, and a question I am frequently asked is, “What is the best diet for weight loss and my overall health?” I love this question! And my answer never changes, the Mediterranean diet with a heavy focus on plants. We discussed why […]

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Sunblock…don’t leave home without it!

It’s that time of year again…Memorial Day Weekend summer kickoff? Yes! My post about wearing sunscreen? Yes! I know you have heard this before, but it always bears repeating.  Here are the key points that EVERYONE needs to know about the sun and your skin.  Self tanners have come a […]

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Mind over Matter

The mind is a powerful tool. We all know that we can talk ourselves in or out of pretty much anything. And that is usually a good thing! “I am not going to buy these really cool earrings because I am saving up for a new laptop.” You have created […]

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