My Blog

A look at my latest articles, appearances, and thoughts on health and wellness.

How to lose weight after 40: 6 new habits to start now

Very soon, I’ll stand up in front of the graduating class of my former high school and give the commencement speech. I’ll focus on the usual “work hard” and “follow your dream” themes, but, in reality, I just want to shout out to all those 17-year-olds — “have that ice cream cone, you’ll still fit into your skinny jeans tomorrow! ” Or “it’s OK to skip a workout, your muscle mass will help you bounce back!”

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5 popular nutrition myths it’s time to forget

We live in a world where nutrition advice is merely a click away. Not all of it is sound or evidence-based, though. As a dietitian, I see this all the time with my patients whose diets reflect great intentions and motivation to improve health — but from misguided sources. Here are a few popular myths that it’s time to debunk.

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Your Body on a Halloween Binge

Ok, I get it – don’t be a Halloween buzzkill, right? Well I’m here to tell you that having a few pieces of candy at Halloween won’t kill you. BUT – if you’re planning on a binge, then let me at least tell you what it will do to your body!

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The Soy Debate

If I had to lost the top most confusing issues that women wonder about I’d put soy right there at the top. Does it cause breast cancer, or prevent it? How should I eat it? How much is too much? Want the answers?

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