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February 1, 2020

There's an old mantra in nutrition that you may have heard: Calories In, Calories Out. In other words, if the amount of calories you consume is relatively the same as the amount you burn off, you will not be under or overweight. But does this really apply to the 1.2 mi...

With New Year's Day come and gone, you probably have a brand spanking new resolution or two? Eat better? Exercise more? Get more sleep? Despite the many different resolutions out there, it comes as no surprise that a sizable percentage of those resolutions are diet-rel...

Happy New Year! How's everyone doing with those resolutions? :) Mine is always the same: less screen time. I set my alarm for 6pm (typically when dinner/family time begins) and again at 8pm (when the kids go down). I strive to unplug for two hours each evening to stay...

December 1, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year - especially if you love good food. During the next few weeks, everywhere you turn, there will be sweet treats, gift baskets, holiday meals, party fare, special beverages and more. What's a health-aware, nutrition-first person t...

November 14, 2019

Oh, Thanksgiving. How we love you. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, buttery rolls, and pies, pies, pies. It is arguably the most delicious holiday of the year...and the most caloric. Some of us consume more than 4500 calories in this one meal; that's 2-3 times the ca...

October 29, 2019

It's inevitable, especially if you have kids. Costco-sized bags of candy sitting in your house, looking at you every time you pass them. A "fun-sized" Snickers here, some Swedish fish there...what's the harm? Most dietitians will tell you there isn't real harm in a pie...

September 27, 2019

It's been a while since we last posted about our vitamins and minerals. I think we left off with riboflavin, right? So, let's pick back up and talk about yet another B vitamin: folate.

Folate's chief function is to help the body create new cells (new cell synthesis). Wh...

September 18, 2019

We've heard it a million times: "I can't afford Whole Foods, so it's hard to eat healthy." I get it; shopping exclusively at upscale grocery stores can quickly take a hefty bite out of your budget. But, abiding by a few simple tips can really make a difference for your...

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