What I Eat In a Day

Hopefully, most of you guys keep up with my posts, if so you know by now that I have crazy food sensitivities and allergies (about my food allergies here). Like to the point of no return. But that’s okay, I’ve come to accept the solidified fact that my body functions SO MUCH BETTER when I…

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Dashing the Truth About Salt

Salt in the form of sodium has been in and out of the news for decades, constantly declaring it as the evil villain causing several diseases in our generation. A diet rich in salt can result in hypertension, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, and may even be linked to cancer. In order…

What’s the Dealio with the Paleo Diet?

When I think of Paleo, I think of going back to the basics, back to the roots of human society. The nutrition basics that our ancestors lived on where they fished, hunted, and gathered. How could they even dream of fast food drive throughs, microwaves or deep freezers? Life was simple, if they didn’t catch any protein…

Benefits Of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Our bodies are constantly fighting off bacteria, microbes, germs, sickness and fatigue. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense when it tries to heal itself after cuts and wounds. When we eat right, our body uses the nutrients we give it to fuel its purpose of warding off unwanted disease states. Unknowingly however, our body undergoes…

Nutrition Labels Defined

How many of us look at the nutrition label before we buy a food product in the grocery store?   If you answered YES to that question, sadly you’re in the minority How about when you look around the grocery store, do you see others looking at the ingredient list or nutrition facts on the…

The Sugar Scoop

Natural Sugars: Fructose, Glucose, Galactose, Sucrose, Lactose, Maltose   There are so many types of sugar out there, how are we supposed to know which one is better for us? What determines a natural sugar versus a chemically engineered sugar? In order to answer your questions about sugar, we have to start from the beginning. Sugars…

VITAMINS- How Much Is Too Much?

Understanding Your Vitamins Vitamins are always a topic of discussion and confusion. I get asked the question, “How many vitamins should I take?”and “How much is too much?” and “What brand of vitamins are the best?” Because I am to be a Registered Dietitian I can tell you right now, the best way to get your vitamins…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- FATS Underestimated

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- FATS Underestimated Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their protein without meat? But first, the…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- PROTEINS for the Win!

The ABC blocks of nutrition- PROTEINS for the win! Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- CARBS Unleashed

The ABC’s of Nutrition Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein, and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their protein without meat? I am…