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?
Have you noticed that vitamin D has been a hot topic in the news recently? Vitamin D plays an important role in the overall health of your entire body — especially helping boost your immune system to fight infections. Let’s talk more about vitamin D’s role in the body, signs that you may be deficient … Continue reading 7 signs you may be vitamin D deficient
As wonderful and joyful as they are, the holidays also bring on a monster of things to worry about, including food. This time of year can be especially stressful if you have a chronic condition like Type 1 or 2 diabetes. There is already so much guilt surrounding holiday food and so many opinions on … Continue reading 12 strategies for managing diabetes during the holidays
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
Healthy eating and staying on a budget — many would argue these two ideas do not fit together. I beg to differ! My number one recommendation for making it feasible: keep it simple and delicious, or as I like to say, simplicious. Healthy eating is not about counting calories or watching the clock to ensure you’ve waited … Continue reading 7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill
Migraine food triggers are common. While some are obvious, many other food triggers can be quite difficult to determine. For one, when you eat a food, it may not trigger a headache right away — in fact, it can take days before you actually have a headache. Before I go into details on food triggers, … Continue reading Top migraine food triggers and how to deal with them
If you’re trying to eat healthy, here’s a tip: it doesn’t start with the food you put on your plate. It starts in your pantry. A tidy pantry makes healthy eating much, much easier. Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what’s in your pantry and what to add to your grocery list? A … Continue reading How to “Marie Kondo” your pantry for healthier eating
As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a … Continue reading Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids
Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold, vibrantly colored smoothie, especially in the warmer months. In recent years, smoothies and smoothie bowls have gained massive popularity. Creations resembling unicorns, mermaids and even monsters have flooded social media feeds. You may have even dabbled in this smoothie “art” yourself. But here’s the problem — many … Continue reading What’s in your smoothie? 3 popular smoothie supplements
Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products, … Continue reading Is the pescatarian diet right for you?