Tag Archives: health

The Quick Fix is ALWAYS Too Good to Be True

If an advertisement claims something that sounds too good to be true, chances are, it is. Typically, when you hear of a new weight loss craze, the cycle goes something like pictured below:   Diet programs, meal replacements, weight loss products, fat burners, magic pills, and shakes…weight loss fads are all around us. It is […]

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Come to Life!

Each year upon entering the gym from Thanksgiving through December, the gym appears to be a ghost town. You can get there at the peak hour, and still have 20 machines available for you to use. You feel the world is at your fingertips. Fast forward to January 2nd, 2017…and you can’t even find a […]

Surviving the Holidays With Food Allergies

The holiday season is upon us. It is the time of year for family gatherings, parties, and celebrations that only come once a year. The season of giving should be care free and stress free…or at least it should be if you are not the host of the party! When I ask a patient what […]

Easy Healthy Behaviors That You Could Have Been Doing Yesterday!

Wouldn’t you love to form a healthier lifestyle with little to no effort? Are you someone who thinks that feeling hungry means you are on the verge of shedding those troublesome extra few pounds? Can you relate to not having the time OR money to purchase and create healthy dishes? If one of the above descriptions sound […]

Can Reducing Calorie Intake Prevent You From Losing Weight?

Common sense indicates the less we eat, the fewer calories we consume, the less we weigh, right?  Absolutely not. Eating too few calories can prevent you from losing weight. Not consuming enough calories can slow down your metabolism and lead your body to store any food that comes your way in order to survive. “When […]

Jump Into Spring…Literally!

Take a chill pill, sit outside, and enjoy the sunshine.   Take a seat and relax. These are the phrases we hear from our family members, our friends, our coworkers, and possibly, even our children.  However, science has discovered a reason to instead, get up from your chair.   It was found that not only can […]

Dining Out on Mother’s Day: How to Healthfully Treat Your Mom!

364 days of the year, mom wears the Superman cape in the house.  364 days of the year, mom cooks, cleans, works, and thinks of you, for you are the center of her world.  She feels a sense of responsibility for you, no matter what age you are.  Your mom will always be your mom […]

Good for your Gut

You’ve probably heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but do you know what they are? Nutrition research has pinpointed specific functional components of foods that may improve health, and prebiotics and probiotics are two such substances. What Are Prebiotics and What Do They Do? Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible food ingredients that are linked to promoting the […]

Go Nuts! But consider portion size too!

Because of their high fat content, nuts have been at the heart of many discussions about dietary recommendations. But with February as the official American Heart Month, we are going to discuss this heart healthy, nutrient dense food. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are a heart-protecting fatty acid that is vital to heart health. Nuts also […]

The New Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020: What you need to know

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for American’s was released last week. These guidelines are only updated every 5 years, and the changes made have a large impact on government run programs and policies. This set of recommendations is not only designed to get Americans to eat healthier, but it sets standards for the National School Lunch […]