Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Can Halloween Be Healthy?


Every September, I’m bombarded with questions about healthy lunch ideas for kids. Let’s face it, the lunches provided by schools aren’t any better than most fast-food restaurants. Even calling them food is questionable. Then there are Lunchables – the Kraft created, pre-packed lunches that became all the rage in the 80’s and are still going strong. These were the perfect solution for busy working moms, and kids love them. There’s … Continue reading “Healthy School Lunches Kids Love”

How to Make Sense of Your Food Sensitivities


We celebrate Independence Day to symbolize our freedom as Americans. With freedom comes responsibility. Today let’s remember the words of Abraham Lincoln – “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people”. July 4th to most Americans means BBQs and parades, plenty of food and fireworks and relaxing with family and friends. Unfortunately it also includes an excess of alcohol consumption.  According to the National Highway Traffic … Continue reading “The Strength Of A Nation Lies In The Homes Of Its People”

Top 3 Foods That Steal Brain Reserve


It is estimated that the gastrointestinal tract is loaded with about 100 trillion microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and others), about ten times the total number of cells in the human body. To be healthy, the relationship of good bugs to bad bugs needs to be positively skewed – around 85 percent good to 15 percent troublemakers. When the balance is tipped the other way, all sorts of physical and mental problems … Continue reading “Why Your Gut Needs To Be Healthy”

Do Calories Matter?


I thought I would use a real-life example of something that happened recently. As my client (let’s call her Sally) walked in, she started complaining. She said, “I’m frustrated. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do. I’m eating perfectly, I’m exercising, and I’m still gaining weight.” Sally had lost almost 60 pounds and she gained 20 back. I hear this a lot in some way or another from people writing … Continue reading “I’m Eating Perfectly, Why Aren’t I Seeing Results?”