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The Pros and Cons of Juicing

Health crazes come and go, and some are better than others. You’ve probably noticed over the last couple of years that people seem to really be touting the benefits of juicing. And according to a recent research report, the juicer market is expected to grow by $606.67 million dollars between the years 2019 and 2023.But what is the truth behind...[ read more ]

5 Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong

As the events of COVID-19 continue to unfold, many of us are focusing on how we can keep ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. While social distancing and increased hand washing can be very effective at stopping the spreading of the Corona virus, it is equally important to keep our immune systems strong.With this in mind, here are...[ read more ]

How to Manage Emotional Eating

People use different coping strategies when dealing with stress and other overwhelming emotions. Some people use substances such as drugs and alcohol, some smoke cigarettes, and some charge a lot of money to their credit card. And then there are those people who take comfort in their favorite foods.Emotional eating often leads to weight gain and the development of health...[ read more ]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a major depressive disorder that occurs during the same season each year. Also known as the “winter blues,” SAD typically comes on in the fall and winter, when the light is diminished.SAD is believed to affect nearly 10 million Americans and is four times more common in women than men. Many people experience symptoms...[ read more ]

Sleep, aka vitamin Z

You know my jam is nutrition, but as a holistic practitioner I cannot assess and help to improve someone’s health without looking at sleep. Most industrialized countries including the US are experiencing an epidemic of poor sleep. Many health conditions are worsened by lack of or poor sleep, and poor sleep can be a contributing factor to many diseases and...[ read more ]

Balance Your Mood With Food: How Good Nutrition Supports Mental Health

Our brains are magnificent machines: while the brain controls rudimentary yet complex functions like your heartbeat, breathing and motor functions, it also controls a multitude of other complicated tasks such as creating your thoughts and feelings. A machine this advanced, that runs 24/7, clearly requires fuel to run. The fuel you supply to your hard-working brain is none other than...[ read more ]

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I am a dietitian practicing Integrative and Holistic healthcare. I am also a mom of three. I know all of you are very concerned, much like I am, about the dangers of this year’s flu season and particularly the emerging and rapidly spreading Coronavirus. I feel compelled to share the tried and true, as well as scientifically validated natural and...[ read more ]

What is Intermittent Fasting? Everything You Wanted to Know…

If you are interested in health, wellness, and nutrition, chances are you have heard of intermittent fasting or IF. It is also known as time-restricted eating. Proponents of IF argue that it can do wonders for one’s health- from helping to lose weight to reversing diabetes, heart disease, and slowing down the aging process. All these sound amazing, but my...[ read more ]

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