School will soon be in session and for parents, that means you’ll once again be faced with that dreaded daily task: packing your child’s lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which means creating a nutritious, well-balanced meal that your child will actually eat. But it can be hard to know … Continue reading What to pack in your child’s lunchbox
We know that the brain plays a key role in all of our bodily functions – it’s the center of our intelligence and the controller of our movements and behaviors. But did you know that you have a “second brain”? This second brain is found in your gut. Beyond digestion, your gut contains an extensive … Continue reading Why caring for your second brain can improve your health
Most of my patients have the misconception that frozen fruits and vegetables are sodium-laden, mushy, unhealthy products that aren’t worth their time. While some frozen products can have sauces which are high in sodium and fat, most frozen produce has absolutely nothing added. In truth, sometimes frozen fruits and vegetables are not only the cheaper … Continue reading Frozen Food Nutrition: Is It Better Than Fresh Produce?
In my lifetime (and I’m not saying how old I am), I’ve experienced one migraine. Although it was years ago, I still remember the experience. Since my father suffered from migraines, I feared going down the same medical path. Good news though, to this day that has been my one and only migraine. I didn’t … Continue reading Migraines? What’s Your Diet Look Like?
Allergies are on the rise, and I’m not talking about the allergies related to the outdoors that are so prevalent this time of the year. Food and skin allergies among children have skyrocketed over the past decade according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control out today. The big mystery is why are … Continue reading Food and Skin Allergies Becoming More Common in Children
Chances are you have probably heard of or seen gluten-free foods on the news or at a local grocery store or restaurant. Although likely genetic, it seems that more individuals are opting for gluten-free food options because they are alerted to a risk of having celiac disease. Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue) is a dietary … Continue reading Should You Go Gluten-Free?