Nutrition Blogs

Healthy Eating on a Budget

When you can’t afford to eat healthy… Whole Foods is often called “Whole Paycheck” for a reason. It can be quite difficult to purchase fresh produce, organic meats, and other specialty items from Whole Foods and other specialty health food stores without forking out a pretty penny. For some, purchasing the majority of grocery items at such stores isn’t economically feasible. When the choice is between having enough food to last until the next paycheck [Read More...]

Tips for a Gluten Free Diet!

Decrease your Gluten Intake More and more people seem to be considering going “gluten-free.” Even if you don’t have celiac disease, gluten intolerance can cause GI distress, bloating, fatigue, foggy brain, among other adverse symptoms. When going “gluten free” it is important to not replace processed foods with gluten free alternatives. Gluten free “convenience” foods are often more refined then their counterparts. Here are practical ways to reduce the gluten in your diet, while increasing [Read More...]

Celiac and Autoimmunity

Celiac, Autoimmunity and the Autoimmune Protocol When I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2011, my only instructions were to eliminate gluten from my diet. Since these instructions seemed pretty benign, I thought that I could get away with mostly cutting out gluten and only having small bites of gluten-containing foods on occasion (if the food was really worth it). As I continued feeling horrible, I realized that this wasn’t going to cut it. [Read More...]

Afternoon Slump! What to Do?

Beat the Afternoon Slump We’ve all experienced the “afternoon slump.” It usually occurs between 2 and 4 pm and is characterized by a strong desire to crawl up in a ball and go to sleep. This sudden drop in energy is multi-faceted. If you’ve been staring at a computer screen all day, your eyes are fatigued and need a break. It’s also been several hours since lunch (IF you even ate lunch) and your blood [Read More...]

Flax: What’s Not to Love!

Why Do We Love Flax? Flaxseeds aren’t a new health food, but they are continuing to gain popularity. Before, they were typically only found in whole seed or milled form. Now, everything from breads to cereals, baking mixes, and chips, even some brands of peanut butter have added flaxseeds for nutritional benefits. As I’ve noted before, as a society, we tend to jump on health bandwagons and consume supposedly “healthy” foods without truly understanding what [Read More...]

Sugar: Tips to Decrease Your Sugar Intake

Steps to Decrease Sugar Intake Can’t break the sugar addiction? You’re not alone. This is the number one problem that I encounter with my patients. Sugar is addictive. Once you start, it’s very difficult to control quantities. Foods are designed this way. Manufacturers want you to crave their products and keep buying more! One of the main reasons why you continue to crave sugary foods is because you are not providing your body with the [Read More...]