Tag Archives: nutrition counseling

Tired of Bloating, Gas, and Stomach Pain? Low FODMAP May Be for You!

For years, I suffered with stomach issues. After multiple tests, endoscopes, colonoscopies, and trips back and forth to the doctor, it was discovered I had a bacterial infection throughout my colon, colitis, and a hiatal hernia from ignoring symptoms and brushing my pains aside for so long. I had vitamin deficiencies, extremely low energy, and […]

My View As an Intern: Your Healthiest Recipe Contest

Over the years nutrition has always been important to me because eating better can help you mentally and physically. The kind of food and amount of food you eat can affect the way you feel and how you think. I have learned what good nutrition can do for the mind and body. Good nutrition can […]

Alcohol, Nutrition, and Underage Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body’s Metabolic Processes

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.” Underage drinking is becoming prevalent in today’s society, even though it is a huge safety risk due to lack of knowledge, control, and overall the effects it has on the way the body absorbs nutrients. To […]

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 […]

Coconut Oil is Not All That it is Cracked Up to Be

  You see it on infomercials. You see it on popular television shows. You see it on recipes, healthy website forums, and baking ideas. Coconut oil seems to be a fad that is sweeping the nation. The question is, why? What is coconut oil’s secret that is making everyone go bananas? Studies dated back to […]

Don’t Allow Yourself to Fall into this Season with a Cold!

As the seasons change, the common cold is looming all around us. Stuffy noses, used tissues, and coughing fits are on the rise. How can you protect yourself from an interactive world? Where are you safe? Gyms, grocery stores, work, school, family, the coffee shop; all of these places regularly visited can breed bacteria.   […]

Fall is Upon Us…Don’t Let Summer Produce Go to Waste!

Farmer’s markets, home gardens, a friendly neighbor’s garden, county fairs, farm stands, or your local produce store: these are the reasons why there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables in my patient’s homes during the summer months in New Jersey. We stock up on the farm market deals!   However, as fall approaches, we […]

Organic vs. Inorganic Foods…Marketing Scam? Or Does it Impact Our Health?

I am often asked as a dietitian, do you feel organic foods are more beneficial? Is it worth spending the extra money on foods that contain non-GMOs, no artificial sweeteners, and are grown organically? What does organic on a food label even signify? Within this article, I will outline the facts on what the term […]

Keep Your Labor Day Weekend Healthy!

Labor Day Weekend. The weekend that students dread as the summer completes itself.  Labor day weekend signals our last “hoorah” enjoying pool parties, barbecues, days at the beach, and summer festivities until we start seeing school buses on our route to work once more. Labor Day weekend can be considered a time of celebration or […]