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The Crowding Out Method. What CAN you eat?

Throughout my years practicing as a dietitian, I have stumbled across people who think that my job involves telling people what they CANNOT eat. This idea of deprivation is surrounded by fear and anxiety when a person considers what they have to eliminate or avoid forever. In fact, it’s such a real fear that some people …

Clean and Green – How to Make Your Own Cleaning Products!

There are a rising number of toxic chemicals in our environment and exposure to these chemicals impacts our long-term health. The origin of these toxins come from an array of sources including environmental exposure; such as the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and medications. Once exposed, our bodies are responsible for …

Should I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar?

Patients frequently ask me about ‘miracle’ foods they can add to their diets to improve general health. Frankly, I don’t believe in magic potions or pills, but I do think there are a many foods that can be safely incorporated into our diets for general health and disease prevention. One of these foods is apple …

How To Be A Healthy Omnivore

There is controversy in the nutrition world when it comes to meat consumption. Epidemiological studies in the past have found correlations between red and processed meat consumption and the heightened risk for certain cancers, heart disease and high cholesterol. Other studies have failed to find an association and it must be emphasized that correlation does …

Nature’s Toothbrush

  It’s fairly evident by now that fiber — umm — keeps you regular. That said, it’s still one of the more challenging foods for some of us to maintain with consistency in our diet. Fiber gets a bad rap because it evokes images of prunes and weird, grainy orange drinks. Not so yum. Only …