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Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

FODMAPs as a treatment for IBS: What to Know

Whenever a patient presents with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the first thing I want to know about isn’t what’s coming out, but rather, what they are putting into their bodies. Your diet is a critical factor in how all of your body systems operate, especially your digestive system. And one group of very […]

Q&A on Eating Better

My patients often ask me for simple guidelines on how to eat for optimum health and well-being. Key word: simple. So here are questions and answers—my best simple advice. Why is healthy eating a mind game? Eating better is more a mental exercise than the physical act of getting nutrients into your system. Always think […]

3 simple steps to eating more healthy food

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. Without it, all of your other efforts to become or stay healthy really are pretty worthless. For example, you can exercise every single day, but if you follow it up with a fast food meal and sugary dessert, guess what…you’re going to gain weight and develop blood […]

Organic Food: Definition and Benefits

I’m asked all the time if buying organic is worth the extra cost. My answer is always a resounding “Yes!” Not only is organic food safer for your body and the environment, it is nutritionally superior to conventional produce. I’ll get into the benefits a little later, but let me start by explaining what it […]

The Health Benefits of Potatoes

potatoes of various colors
I have a confession. I ate a lot of potatoes over the holidays. But you know what? I don’t feel guilty about it. Potatoes have a bad reputation but I’m here to set the record straight. There are a wide variety of potatoes and all are packed with vitamins and minerals. Best of all, they’re […]

Pumpkin Spice’s Health Benefits

I love this time of year. The signature tastes and scents of the season’s “pumpkin spice” are over the top delicious—and just as healthy. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice? In this gift-giving season, what could be more welcome than the gift of good health, wrapped in irresistible tastes and scents? Pumpkin spice essential ingredients […]

5 Food Myths Making You Less Healthy

Cornucopia of food
Food myths pop quiz time! Agree or disagree? You’re trying to shed some pounds, so: True False ▢  ▢ You shun all fat, because fat is what makes you fat, and causes heart attacks ▢  ▢ Instead, when it says low-fat, no-fat, or fat-free! on the label, you buy it and eat it ▢  ▢ […]

Dementia diet: what and how you feed someone with memory problems

close up on a plate of tacos, photographer: cc by 2.0 veganLazySmurf
For caregivers, dementia is a demanding disorder. It means understanding the dementia sufferer’s physical and emotional needs—with little help from the sufferer, who often can’t communicate their needs, especially around diet and mealtimes. As with every other disease, food can be helpful or harmful, a restorative blessing or a crippling curse. But even the most […]

How to read food labels and buy really healthy food

100% Natural Label
If you were trying to eat a more nutritious diet, the first thing you would do is spend most of your time in the organic section of your product aisle. But, next, you’d look for foods with healthy looking ingredient and nutrition labels. You’d look for things like all natural, low sugar, low sodium, multigrain, […]

Milk Comparison: 4 Plant-based milks compared to dairy

cashew milk surrounded by cashew nuts
The array of alternatives to dairy milk isn’t just the result of consumer demand from people with lactose intolerance. People like dairy-free milks for their differences in taste and nutritional content. While the variety is a good thing, it can also overwhelm consumers who know little about this growing list of plant-based milk. I’m here […]
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