The Fab Five

While I am not a fan of juicing or liquid fasts, and feel that our bodies are intended to “chew” our nutrients, I do see the health benefits of substituting one “solid” meal a day for a healthy smoothie.  The purpose of drinking a meal is to give your organs […]

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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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What is a body in “balance”?

As a nutrition counselor, I am constantly reminding people that what you are putting in your mouth is 80% (some may argue more) of the equation when it comes to your health and weight. Your exercise routine and your genetics make up the rest of the equation–which isn’t very much. […]

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The “Perfect” Blueberry Muffin

My daughters and I have finally perfected the blueberry muffin…they are so simple to make, not a “sugar bomb” which leaves you headache-y and hungry again in an hour, and the oil doesn’t soak through the paper bag and stain your pants like most deli baked goods! My immediate “go-to” […]

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Put away the takeout menu…

When the craving for Chinese food hits, we often head straight to the takeout menu drawer and place an order for all our favorites. Unfortunately, like with any takeout, you cannot control the ingredients being used (is that chicken organic?), how much the food has been seasoned, what type of […]

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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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Best Banana Bread

  Who does not have a child in the house who loves to bake? Or maybe you love the smell of something baking in the oven on a Sunday afternoon while you send emails. Unfortunately many people have given up baking in an effort to limit their sugar intake, or […]

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