We all know that smoking is “bad” for us, but what does that really mean?? This past week marked the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an ongoing event that, since the 1970s, has aimed […]
Fall has arrived, and with it colorful leaves, fresh apples, pumpkin spice, and of course Halloween and the temptation of endless “fun sized” candy and sweets!
In my latest article in Health and Wellness Magazine I […]
Renew you mind-body practice with yoga and healthy eating! This month celebrates two of my favorite things — Yoga and Nutrition. As a Certified Yoga Teacher AND an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I love sharing […]
Confused about Sugar? How much is OK? Is it really thaat bad?
Wondering what Added Sugar even means??? This refers to the amount of sugar added to a product during processing, which would not naturally be […]
Is your menstrual cycle taking over your life?
You may have noticed that your menstrual cycle influences your mood, energy levels, appetite, digestion, and sleep throughout the month. Using the principles of integrative and functional medicine, […]
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and with the school year ahead it’s the perfect time for parents to reflect on and work towards solutions to the health crisis facing the children of our […]
With the beginning of the summer heat upon us, you may find yourself reaching for more and more of those sweet iced-teas, coffee drinks, or cold sodas–drinks known as Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the […]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is often mistakenly confused for a condition restricted to the female ovaries, is in fact a metabolic disorder that is under-diagnosed and under-treated.
A diagnosis for PCOS is made by meeting […]
Today I’m devoting some time to do a bit of myth busting about the cost of healthy eating. You’ve probably frequently heard that eating well is expensive. Plant-based, vegetarian and Mediterranean style diets can be […]
It is almost March of 2016, and you may be noticing that those healthy habits and lifestyle changes you resolved to make for the New Year (like eating more plants!) may quickly be falling by […]
Tomorrow marks the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
In honor of this, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the work of the Tri-Cities’ first and only Eating Disorder Resource Center, A Place […]
Remember, you don’t have to skimp on flavor to enjoy your holiday and New Year celebrations with peace of mind! If you are cooking at home, try experimenting with new herbs, spices, and flavorful side […]
As an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I think it is critical to be well-versed in three areas: the clinical/medical nutrition therapy aspect, practical culinary/cooking/shopping/preparation application, and the physical activity wellness/life balance component.
I have been practicing yoga for nearly […]
Are you experiencing bloating, abdominal discomfort or water retention that seems to keep returning?
Several contributing factors may be involved in bloating: food sensitivities, dietary choices, and lifestyle factors.
Common possible sources of bloating are:
• Carbonated beverages […]
How to workout with your spouse and enjoy it.
Our bodies are living vehicles transporting us through our daily lives. Just like our mechanical counterparts, our bodies require constant maintenance and care too (though of course […]