The gluten-free industry is booming! In fact, some are estimating that by 2021 the gluten-free market will account for nearly 5 billion dollars in food sales. Is it a fad? The answer appears to be yes and no. Some individuals are avoiding gluten because it is the trendy thing to do and perhaps are hoping … Continue reading Non-celiac gluten sensitivity…Should you avoid gluten????
It makes me sad to see people suffering or even just "getting through" their days. Nutrition is powerful!!! I've witnessed countless individuals take control of their lives when they learn how to harness the power of nutrition. I can help you with your unique, individualized functional nutrition needs for the Promise of Vitality. The clients … Continue reading The Power of Nutrition
Exploring all fad/popular diets would be impossible as there are hundreds of them. When assessing a potential diet for yourself, be sure to consider some basic information: Does the diet omit major food groups? If so, how will accommodate for the nutritional deficit? Is it sustainable? Success is higher for meal programs that are … Continue reading Popular Diets Reviewed: Features, Who May Benefit and Drawbacks
So many changes! My oldest daughter heading off to college soon, our exchange student returning to Italy and yikes, weight changes too! Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. And here I am in the middle of that age range. I’m sure many of you can relate, keeping my weight in check … Continue reading Weight Gain in the Peri-Menopausal and Menopausal Years
Nutrigenomics is an exciting new branch in the field of nutrition and dietetics. It has been nicknamed precision nutrition because it’s able to optimize health-related outcomes by looking at how a person’s genetic make-up influences how our body responds to our diet. Let’s do a brief primer on genetics and then we’ll get to the … Continue reading Precision Nutrition and Nutrigenomics
In contrast to many common resolutions which often begin with things to cut back on, here are some foods, I would like you to eat more of! Beautiful, bright berries. They have a lower glycemic index than other fruits and carry a powerful nutrition punch. They are packed with disease fighting phytochemicals and other nutrients. … Continue reading This Functional Dietitian’s Favorite Foods for 2019
Processed convenience foods are engineered to be easy to get and easy to eat. Not such a bad idea, after all, we're all very busy and in a hurry. Here's the big fat problem. Sadly, they're making us fat and sick. Two-thirds of American Adults are overweight with about one-third suffering from obesity. One-fourth of … Continue reading Engineered for Overconsumption: Breaking the Cycle of Eating Highly Processed Foods
Microbes are microscopic organisms such as bacteria, mold and fungi. It is common for people to view microbes as only “bad” or disease causing however every human hosts billions of these microscopic organisms and most are vital to our life. A microbiome is all the microbes and their collective genes and genomes living together … Continue reading This one thing or trillions of tiny things can impact your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, gastrointestinal disease, anxiety, depression and certain types of cancer….
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Often times, I have people ask me, "what do you eat?". I strive to feed myself and my family with clean, whole foods. You'll notice from this sample day, my meals are simple, quick and follow a bit of the 80/20 rule (80% good choices, 20% fair). Breakfast: One cup organic black coffee Smoothie - … Continue reading A Typical Day of Eating for this Functional Dietitian