2020 has certainly been a year for the books. To me, it seems as though COVID-19 kicked off a domino effect of stressful and uncertain events. When life gets tough and destroys any sort of routine, it can be quite hard to keep up with or restart the things we used to do. How do … Continue reading Pandemic food rut? Learning to love food again
Thyroid disorders are extremely common in the U.S. — approximately 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of thyroid condition and 60 percent are unaware that they even have one. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely to develop a thyroid condition than men. Despite so many people suffering from these conditions, there is … Continue reading The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet: Does it actually help thyroid conditions?
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control. However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?
Your whole life you’ve been told to “eat your veggies.” As it turns out, mom and dad were right. Long gone are the days you nudge your broccoli to the edge of the plate with a sour pout. Today, that expression takes on a whole new meaning. The number of people shifting away from the … Continue reading Plant-based diet 101: What to consider before going vegetarian or vegan
Over the last several weeks, life as we know it has taken a complete 180-degree turn. Suddenly, stay-at-home, shelter-in-place and social distancing orders have disrupted our regular routines. As we anxiously await the green light to get back to gathering with friends and family, commuting to work and school, and even celebrating a Saturday night … Continue reading 6 ways to curb quarantine snack cravings
Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food … Continue reading Foods that may help boost your immune system
Restaurant menus can be confusing sometimes. Does the word “crispy” indicate fried or baked foods? Are salads really the best option? Descriptive “fluff” words and hidden preparation methods can be hard to decipher. Try these decision-making strategies for a simpler and healthier night out. Avoid hidden saturated fats and oils. If you’re at a restaurant … Continue reading Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant
December is here, holiday festivities are in full swing and the temptations are running at an all-time high. Why does it seem like every time you walk past the break room at work the sweets sitting on the counter call your name? I promise, you’re not the only one. While the holidays are a special … Continue reading 5 clean eating hacks for holiday parties
With a new CBD store popping up on every street corner, it is safe to say that CBD, or cannabidiol, is a hot topic in alternative medicine. But is CBD good for you? Let me fill you in on CBD and its potential benefits from a dietary standpoint. What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a … Continue reading A nutritional breakdown of CBD
The American household of today looks quite different from that of our parents and grandparents, doesn’t it? Multitasking, commuting and remote working capabilities have changed our typical workday in many ways. Today’s households often include both partners in the workforce — in fact, nearly half of all married-couple families feature two working partners. Balancing your … Continue reading Easy breakfast meal prep ideas for busy people