A Taste of My Monthly Morsels

I am excited to bring to you, my readers, a brand new series on my blog, called Monthly Morsels. This idea came to me as I was mentoring one of my nutrition interns, Charna Sheinfeld. Charna shared the following thought with me: “I remember as a child hearing the expression “you are what you eat”,…

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How to Manage Your Emotions without Turning to Food

One of the things that come up often in my work with my clients is how they deal with emotional eating. We all experience different emotions throughout a given day. For some, there might be more than others. Such emotions include anxiety, loneliness and sadness. Other more subtle emotions that often might lead you to…

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Safe Grilling this Summer!

As we enter the month of July, I can only bet that you will be firing up the grill much more often than not for the next couple of months!  You may use the grill just for entertaining on the weekends, or use it religiously each night.  Or maybe you are a weekend camper or…

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Eat Better, Sleep Better, Feel Better

Weight loss can result in several positive changes other than just losing weight. Such positive changes include increased energy, better self-image and self-esteem, improved health, and decreased risk of disease.  Recent research has also found weight loss to improve mood and sleep in addition to the aforementioned positive changes. In other words, weight loss helps…

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Maintain Good Eating and Exercise Habits This Summer

Maintaining good eating habits and exercise is something that many seem to struggle with regardless of the season. For some, the summer brings increased opportunities for healthy habits. This is because exercise activities can finally be taken outdoors, and fruits and vegetables are more widely available. However, for others it may seem harder to maintain…

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Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Gifts 3 Giveaway Offers 530+ FREE Health and Wellness Related Products

I wanted to let you know today about a Health and Wellness event that is offering you to download 100’s of self help gifts. And the best part is that it is absolutely FREE! If you’ve had enough of plodding along year after year and you want to improve yourself and your health to make…

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National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

It’s my favorite month of the year again because it’s National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”. Educating people on nutrition and the importance of consistent physical activity are some of the goals that I am dedicated to giving my patients….

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Childhood Obesity Rates May Take a Turn in the Right Direction

There are some children who consume upwards of 50% of their calories at school, so the foods offered there can have a big impact on their health. “The goal of the school lunch program was, and is, to ensure that students receive enough nutrition to be healthy and to learn” said Rep. Steve King, regarding…

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Getting the Kids Involved in Nutrition!

What can be better than changing the way you eat and live your life to become healthier? Passing what you’ve learned on to someone else to change theirs! Teaching your children early on about healthy eating and nutrition can be the most influential because they haven’t been exposed to the incredible amount of misinformation that…

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Foods to Choose for Healthy Eyes

Eating certain foods can help to reduce the risk of cataracts and eye disease. Below are foods that encourage preventative eye care. Fatty Fish:  Fatty fish contains Omega 3 fatty acids such as DHA, which is recommended for dry eyes and which help to restore the structural support of the eye’s membranes. Examples of fatty…

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Thinking Outside of Your Lunchbox: The Reinvention of Brown Bagged Lunch

Thinking Outside of Your Lunchbox: The Reinvention of Brown Bagged Lunch Swap out your white bread for whole wheat. PB & fruit: Instead of the old peanut butter and jelly sandwich; swap out the jelly   for sliced fruit. Snack packs: pack veggies like carrots or celery in a zip lock. Dip your veggies in dips…

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Fall 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Reap the Many Benefits of Yoga Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Advanced Prostate Cancer? How Does Nutrition Affect Dental Hygiene? Weight Control in Young Adulthood May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Safe Food Handling to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving Feature Food of the Month: Pumpkin Healthy Recipe of the…

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Ways to Modify Your Diet for Improved Nutrition During Prostate Cancer Treatment

Reduce consumption of animal fat, as studies have shown red meat and high-fat dairy to stimulate prostate growth. Avoid trans fats in products such as margarine, and fried and baked goods. Trans fats promote cancer growth. Incorporate more fresh fish into your diet.  Salmon, sardines, mackerel and trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which…

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Try a Homemade Trail Mix This Summer!

A simple custom made trail mix can help you stay within your nutritional goals, while at the same time be tailored to your taste buds! On August 30th, celebrate trail mix day by creating a delicious, more personal version of the famous trail mix. Trail Mix #1 Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup raw…

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Steps to a Successful Fitness Routine

Set a fitness goal: Give yourself enough time to reach your goals and motivate yourself to keep going on those days when you feel like giving up. Be sure to create smaller goals too and reward yourself when you reach them. Formulate a workout plan: Aim for three to five 45-minute workouts each week, at…

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Nutritional Benefits of Breast Milk

One of the first and most important decisions for new mothers is choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feed their newborn baby. While there is no wrong choice, the American Academy of Pediatrics together with both the American Dietetic Association and the World Health Organization recommend breastfeeding babies exclusively for the first 6 months of…

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Summer 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating National Men’s Health Week: June 12-18 Nutrition Tips for Getting the Most from Strength Training Can Vitamins Help to Save My Vision? Healthy Summer Picnic Menu Ideas Nutritional Care for Breastfeeding Moms Avoid Exercise Burnout in the Summer Heat Feature Food of the Month: Peach Healthy Recipe: Peach Cobbler Celebrating National…

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Packing the Perfect Picnic Basket

There’s nothing like spending the day outdoors in the beautiful summer weather! Going on a picnic with family and friends is a perfect way to get some sun and promote physical activity. Just like camping, when picnicking there are ways to make sure that are you packing healthy, nutritious foods that will travel well. Below…

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