Shrimp tacos…yum!

We know the health benefits of eating fish, but shrimp is also a good choice. Shrimp is an excellent source of protein, low in mercury, and absurdly low in calories — 10 large shrimp have only 85 calories and 35g of protein. They will also make your brain and heart […]

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Good food should taste good!

Ordering a kale salad for lunch when you don’t like raw, leafy greens, or salmon for dinner when you’re craving red meat does not honor your body. You should not eat a food purely because it is healthy, you should eat a healthy food because you love it. I can […]

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The Dirty Dozen…what you need to know

What is the “dirty dozen”? This is a list of the fruits and vegetables that have the highest amount of pesticide residue. Some argue that this list “falsely conveys” the risks of ingesting pesticides so that people will not buy conventional produce. My feeling is that if these sprays are […]

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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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