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Diet & Fitness

Diet and fitness are essential to healthy living. Learn about the pros and cons of all the latest diet trends and exercise programs. Get food swap advice and learn new exercise programs.

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 […]

4 simple steps to eating more healthy food

Why Small Changes are So Helpful Step #1: Plan Your Meals Step #2: Shop on a Full Stomach Step #3: Improve Your Ingredients Step #4: Take Omega-3 and Probiotics Supplements Changing your diet is one of the most effective ways to become and stay healthy. Next to exercise, there’s nothing else you can do that […]

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 […]

Run to Improve Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis

man tying his shoe before a run
Bones are not the rigid “pillars” they appear to be. Bones are actually a type of tissue, ossified tissue in fact. And like all tissues in your body, bones are constantly regenerating – shedding old cells and replacing them with new ones. I say that because many of my peers in the medical field treat […]

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 to feed someone with memory problems

For dementia caregivers, this devastating disease 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 […]

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, […]

Rice Milk

rice milk and rice
Alternatives to dairy milk are available at your local grocery store, but along with your rice and water, you’re getting a boatload of emulsifiers, sweeteners, and artificial flavorings. By preparing your rice milk yourself, you know exactly what’s going in your body, and you can customize it to your taste. For pumpkin spice season, I […]
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