Digestive Disorders and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Mix

Several years into my work as a nutrition therapist I found myself really grappling with a clinical dilemma. Many of my clients were not only suffering from an eating disorder but they were also suffering from pretty severe digestive issues. And these digestive issues were not only complicating their recovery but they were seriously impacting […]

Fall Products I Love & Hate

In today’s vlog I give a roundup up 2 products I love and 1 product I hate. It’s my Fall special of showcases and no case that I think you’ll love. I’m talking my favorite cures for the common cold, simple and delicious frozen food, and taking yoga challenges to task. Tune in and then […]

Product Showcase: Fairlife

I recently learned about Fairlife milk, a new product from the Coca-Cola company. This milk is different from all other milk for a couple of different reasons. Through a filtering process, lactose, the often tummy bloating and diarrhea causing sugar in milk, is removed. Additionally the milk gets separated into five parts — water, vitamins and […]

Interview: Omega 3 and Omega 6, What You Need to Know

I was recently asked to give an interview on essential fatty acids. I was actually thrilled to talk about this because getting enough essential fatty acids (omega-3) in your diet is essential to brain health, mental health, and satiety! Through the 90’s dietary fat got a very bad rap. But slowly people seem to be […]

Orthorexia: Can healthy eating be a disease?!

Yesterday, I received several emails with a link to this article on a condition called “Orthorexia.”  Most people read the article and wondered if it was serious, wondered if it wasn’t some sort of exaggeration or joke.   And while I admit, reading about it online may seem strange or even ridiculous, it is a […]

February is American Heart Month

Most of us associate February with Valentine’s Day.  And we all know what that means- chocolate.  But February isn’t just for celebrating love and candy.  The American Heart Association has deemed the month of February American Heart Month. Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States yet it is one of the most […]

Exercise & Depression

If you tend to feel a bit blue during the winter months, you are not alone. Rates of depression increase during the winter, including people who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). In fact, recent findings suggest that the severity of eating disorder symptoms for bulimia peak in the Fall & Winter months. While clinically […]

November is Diabetes Awarenenss Month

This November, join the American Diabetes Association in a national movement to Stop Diabetes.November is American Diabetes Month®—a time to shine a spotlight on a serious disease that leads to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. This year, we need to take a bolder, more audacious approach to […]

Exercise & Osteoporosis Prevention

Turns out that October 20th, 2009 is World Osteoporosis Day.  Additionally, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  They’ve developed several useful handouts: 25 Facts about Your Bones & Osteoporosis 25 Calcium Rich Foods 25 Ways to Improve Your Bone Health 25 Ways to Prevent Falls While you might not be able to […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that October marks the 25th year of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)?  The purposes of this annual campaign is to increase awareness, raise funds for research, and promote prevention and early detection. Please note that Friday, October 16th is National Mammography Day.  Take this as an opportunity to schedule a mammorgram or […]

Eating Gluten-Free on a Budget

Many of you may know someone who has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  What was once considered an incredibly rare and often undiagnosed disease has gained more attention by clinicians, food manufacturers, and the media.  The only treatment for celiac disease is to follow a gluten-free diet (harder than it sounds), so as a dietitian […]

Holly Clegg’s Cookbook “Eating Well Through Cancer”

I have an absolute love for reading and buying cookbooks.  Everytime I get a new one, my husband wonders if I don’t already have enough recipes to choose from…I reassure him that you can never have too many cookbooks.  And one of my very favorite cookbooks is one I received while teaching a nutrition class […]