A look at my latest articles, appearances, and thoughts on health and wellness.
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!”
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.
A fasting diet doesn’t mean you feel like you’re starving.
I was honored and humbled to be part of WKYC’s Sara’s Circle!
Chipotle is just one of many cases where we have seen a food borne illness outbreak. Want to know why? Want to know what you can do to protect yourself? read more…
I recently did an interview with ABC News on the top healthy foods that make you feel yucky. read more…
It’s incredible how often I am asked for a list of foods I would not eat. While I do think that most foods can fit within any diet (yes, even the “bad” ones, as long as portions are low) there are a few that I admit, I will almost never eat.
It’s flu season – and that means now more than ever you should be consuming foods that boost immunity!
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!
A new study just came out asking an age old question – what’s more effective for weight loss? Lowering your carbohydrate consumption or lowering your fat consumption. Here’s what I think.
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?
Here’s the one question I get more than anything else when I speak at a conference or talk to a patient – “what does your perfect life look like in terms of healthy eating and living?”
Fruit is great, but what about it’s dried cousin?
Are you struggling to lose weight, like so many of my patient are? Many of my patients have found success by adopting an intermittent fasting plan.
For the basics on keeping food healthy and fresh, check out my latest contribution to the NY Times!
Want to know what I put in my pantry? It’s not a secret and it can help YOU live a healthier life!
Looking for ways to get more vitamins, minerals, whole grains and healthy fats into everyday meals?
Check out my latest segment on the TODAY show on some exciting new studies!