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 […]

Red Wine and Heart Health

A glass of wine is equivalent to one hour at the gym!? Not so fast. Results from a 12-week  research study carried out by Jason Dyck and his team at the University of Alberta in Canada has some of us clinking our happy hour wine glasses in celebration. This study demonstrated that a natural compound found […]

How to make your New Year’s resolutions last

As the New Year approaches, many of us naturally begin to think about what we would like to do differently next year. I’ve often waited until December 31st, or even January 1st (and maybe even the 2nd!)—to jot down my New Year’s goals. From experience, waiting that long can often lead to disaster for falling […]

Getting Enough Zzz’s

Most people know to get enough sleep, but during this time of the year, busy lifestyles, erratic work schedules, and even new children (and pets) can keep you from getting the sleep you need. Current research now shows a connection between having good nutrition (and health) and sleep. So the question is … do you get […]

Season’s Eatings: Try these 5 different foods right now!

The sun is setting sooner, the nights are getting cooler and wool socks are starting to sound like a cozy idea. This is the perfect time to celebrate the seasonal gems of autumn and winter by heading to your local market and filling your basket with these produce picks! When we can buy fruits and […]

Why Your Goal Should Be Setting Better Goals

  Oftentimes, patients think that the loftiest goal is the best goal. However, in order for goals to be attainable, they have to be realistic. For example, if a patient doesn’t exercise at all, and then tells me they will exercise every day, I get wary. Setting yourself up to be disappointed with your progress […]

Don’t Let Your Health Benefits (Or Lack Thereof) Determine Your Health!

Alyssa Cohen, MS, RD While nutrition counseling can be used to lower one’s risk of developing disease, it is oftentimes only sought out once a condition (i.e. Diabetes, Hypertension, obesity, etc.) is already present. This is likely due to the fact that many insurance policies will not cover nutrition without a qualifying pre-existing condition. Also, […]

Why You’re Always Hungry

Alyssa Cohen, MS, RD Oftentimes, patients complain that they always feel hungry, despite eating meals that are sufficient (or excessive) in calories. It is common to hear that many people cannot imagine eating less, since they already feel so hungry! The issue may be the types of calories consumed, rather than the amount. It is […]