I had the best juice from a Kauai Juice Co. Appropriately called ‘Beetle Juice,’ it contained beets, carrots, celery, kale, turmeric, lemon, and ginger. There are so many health benefits to beets but I’ll start off with this- I don’t typically drink a lot of juice but since I was traveling, eating differently, likely a little … More Beets, Juicing, and Nitric Oxide
“The idea of food as medicine is not only an idea whose time has come, it’s an idea that’s absolutely necessary to our health care system.” – Dr. Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean of Friedman School of Nutrition Science at Tufts University. I became a dietitian because I believe this- that we can optimize … More Let Food be thy Medicine
Healthy eating can be simple, despite all the fad diets out there. Research from the blue zones teach us this. Blue zones are regions of the world where people live longer than the average life expectancy and they live relatively healthfully. Lifestyle factors of these individuals have been studied and analyzed in search of the … More The Art and Beauty of Simplicity
The holiday season is part of our life! It’s a time to celebrate, a time to spend with friends and family, a time to enjoy, a time to feel good about, and a time to make memories! So placing this dark cloud over it sends the wrong message. I also think the diet industry really … More Why you don’t need a “How to get back on track after the Holidays” tip list. Develop the healthy mindset now.
Our individual gut contains more bacteria than stars in the Milky Way. Probiotics from both foods and supplements get a lot of attention and certainly serve a purpose in terms of gut health. Food sources such as Kefir, yogurts, kimchi, authentic sourdough bread, sauerkraut, are some foods that contain probiotics. But perhaps a component that … More Resistant Starch and Your Gut
I have just recently begun paying more attention to the ingredients found in products such as lotions, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc. I have for a long time been mindful about the food I eat, where it is from, how it is made, weird ingredients to avoid, etc. but I didn’t so much pay attention to … More Choosing Safer Beauty and Food
I have never been a fan of snacking much or several small meals a day. The reason for me is 1. You are eating all day long and 2. You never really feel hungry or full when constantly grazing. Instead, I am a proponent of eating a full meal, 2-3 per day, listening to your … More Listen to Your Hunger Signals
When switching over to a plant based diet, many question if protein intake will be adequate. To begin understanding daily protein needs, it must first be pointed out that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and these are what form the various proteins needed for daily processes, muscle rebuilding and maintenance, tissue repair, … More Explaining Protein needs and how to achieve on a plant based diet.
Sharing this article from The Cleveland Clinic: Focus on how a food makes your body feel, not on whether it fits in with the current diet fad. “Healthy foods give us more energy and tend to make us feel better,” Ms. Taylor says. “Even something like ice cream can fit into this framework. You know … More How to Reset Your Brain For Success in terms of Weight Loss
Catching the sunset yesterday was pretty significant and symbolic of the end of a chapter in my life. Yesterday was my last day at my very first job as a dietitian. I said goodbye to the place where I received my foundation as a dietitian, grew as a dietitian, and gained confidence as a dietitian. … More Here’s to Sunsets, a Goodbye and the Start of Something New