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9 12, 2020

How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

By |2021-09-20T09:21:00-04:00December 9th, 2020|Family, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

What has your eating looked like lately? How about your exercise routine? Your social life and emotional health? Everyone's stress level has been higher than usual this year. That makes maintaining healthy lifestyle habits more challenging. It's easier to grab a junky snack or have a drink at [...]

10 06, 2020

Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

By |2020-06-10T12:55:41-04:00June 10th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

There's no shortage of voices out there telling you what you should eat. However everyone has different taste preferences, health history, life situations and needs. Behaviors are often at the root of needed change. I've often said that most people know what "healthy eating" looks like, but planning [...]

8 01, 2019

Dry January & Other Temporary Solutions I Don’t Recommend

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00January 8th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Dry January & Other Temporary Solutions I Don’t Recommend

Dry January. It's trending. After the holidays - a resolution to abstain from alcohol during the whole month of January may seem like a fine idea. For some, this may be a welcome break from the overindulgence of food, cocktails, wine and champagne over the holiday season. But [...]

17 03, 2016

Flavor Meets Lifestyle on the Road to Health

By |2019-06-26T13:55:05-04:00March 17th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Flavor Meets Lifestyle on the Road to Health

When you think about "healthy eating", does "food that tastes good" come to mind? The National Nutrition Month theme, Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, encourages you to enjoy a healthy diet. Flavor definitely rules when it comes to choosing foods to eat, but of course health matters too. Can you [...]

28 07, 2014

Considering All Options for a Better Approach to Weight Management

By |2014-07-28T12:26:37-04:00July 28th, 2014|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Considering All Options for a Better Approach to Weight Management

The journal Obesity recently published an expert panel report reviewing what could be the most effective obesity treatment guidelines. The panel's report intends to settle some of the arguments among health care providers in terms of what exactly is the best evidence-based approach to weight management. freedigitalphotos.net [...]

30 12, 2013

Making Changes that Stick in 2014

By |2013-12-30T10:50:52-05:00December 30th, 2013|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Making Changes that Stick in 2014

freedigitalphotos.net I'm sure you want to be well this coming year. Preventing disease is one of the best strategies for maintaining health. Of course you only have so much control, but you can try to alter some factors in your diet and lifestyle. “Wellness” can be [...]

12 11, 2013

The Power of Plants.

By |2013-11-12T09:00:06-05:00November 12th, 2013|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

freedigitalphotos.net I recently returned from speaking at the Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Washington DC last week. I was inspired by this movement to get back to our prevention roots, by addressing the pillars of health - diet and exercise - and also facilitating lifestyle interventions (smoking [...]

25 09, 2013

Lifestyle Medicine 2013 – Treat the Cause Movement

By |2013-09-25T12:00:32-04:00September 25th, 2013|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Lifestyle Medicine 2013 – Treat the Cause Movement

Since I began practicing as a registered dietitian in 1986, I have had a strong belief that health can be impacted greatly by diet and lifestyle. Truly, this is the sole reason I'm still working at it! I worked in outpatient nutrition clinics, and at a HMO where [...]