Healthy Eating

There are many ways in which you can adopt healthier eating habits and doing so doesn’t have to be difficult. The all or nothing approach can set you up for failure. If your goal is to eat better and improve your health, then I have 5 essential tips for transitioning to healthier eating and for Read More →

Be Healthier at Any Weight

There’s a common misconception that you can’t be “healthy” until you’ve reached some idealized weight. This is unfortunate because as 20 years of studying human disease has taught me, many small choices influence our health for the good, no matter your weight. When you believe that you can’t achieve a healthier body until reaching your idealized Read More →

hunger and appetite

At first glance, hunger and appetite may appear to be the same thing. But upon closer examination, we can see that some types of appetite may not be so good for our health. Hunger vs Appetite Here’s a way to think about the difference between hunger and appetite: Hunger is when you eat a green Read More →

HEALTH: The Four Pillars

The four pillars of health include life quality, nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Before you roll your eyes and say, “Oh, I know that, it’s nothing new,” you may want to continue reading. Most of what you’ve heard about the four health pillars has come from mainstream media, fed by commercial interests, and it’s likely that Read More →

Food Allergy

Food allergies and intolerances are on the rise. If you’re the parent or grandparent of a school-aged child then you know well the many dietary restrictions schools impose to safeguard their students from severe allergic food reactions. No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! However, children aren’t the only ones suffering from increased rates of Read More →

Find the right diet for you.

A new year is upon us and with that many of us are taking stock and re-assessing aspects of our lives, especially our diets! Even if you aren’t into the New Year’s resolution thing, you may still be thinking about how you might improve your health this year. This kind of thinking typically results in promises to Read More →

What are Powerhouse Vegetables? Powerhouse vegetables (and fruits) are strongly associated with a decrease in chronic disease risks but until recently, no studies had been conducted to determine which vegetables and fruits qualified as powerhouses. In a 2014 scientific article, author Jennifer De Noia, Ph.D. ranked 47 fruits and vegetables based upon their nutrient density. Read More →

Plant micronutrients and phytochemicals.

When it comes to nutrition and our diets, we tend to be focused on the macronutrients: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. While these are absolutely essential for good health, they represent only part of the big nutrition picture. What we often fail to realize is that by solely focusing on the macronutrients, we deprive ourselves of Read More →