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Sweet Spot

We’re friends, right? I’d like to create a judgement-free zone here. I must confess something. Ok, great, deep breath, here goes: I am a nutritionist and I love sugar. I’m well aware of the dangers, as I’m sure you are, of excessive sugar consumption. For quite some time, nutritionists, medical experts and publications (including this…

Build a Healthy Kitchen

The scaffolding that supports better decisions must be erected long before you’re faced with temptation. If you’ve been relying on your willpower to make you eat salad for lunch every day, you’re banking on a mental resource that’s bound to run out. Recent research shows that willpower comes in finite quantities. When you force yourself…

The Amazing Avocado

Few healthy foods are as rich, creamy and buttery as the avocado. The avocado is technically a fruit but usually classified as a vegetable in the culinary world. We’re always reading and hearing about how great they are. “What’s the big deal?” you ask? Well, as your friendly neighborhood nutritionist friend, I’m here to tell…

Happy Heart = Healthy Heart

You can achieve a tighter tummy! Washboard abs may seem like a far-away goal, but there are some healthy habits that you can start building right now to help you get those flat abs. Lifestyle changes are hugely beneficial, in addition to exercise, to minimize the amount of fat that creeps around our waistbands. Here…

Three Steps to a Healthy Family

Do you ever find yourself dedicating time and energy to keeping your loved ones happy and healthy while neglecting your own needs? Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your loved ones—when the entire family is happy and healthy, everyone wins! Following these three steps will give your whole family…

Let Medicine Be Thy Food

What timeless words of wisdom! I saw this quote in an advertisement recently and it really got me thinking. I found a meta study Rutgers University conducted looking at 68 different studies examining the relationship between family meals, eating habits, and children’s health. Specifically, they wanted to know if there was a correlation between family…