Should you try Ozempic?

I am frequently asked about Ozempic and Wagovy for weight loss. And understandably.The idea of getting an injection and losing weight is enticing, but is it too good to be true? These are 3 reasons I strongly recommend people do not try these medications: I am not a doctor; this […]

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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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