From specific conditions to overall health and wellness, diet is becoming a part of nearly every health-related conversation — What should we eat? What should we avoid eating? What foods are paramount for a healthy life? For our hearts in particular, the food factor is especially important. While medication remains a primary treatment for high … Continue reading Is soy good for your heart?
It’s fair to say that our society has a dieting obsession. Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting and so on. There are numerous diets out there and lots of people have tried too many of them. But while you might feel great on the diet and see some weight loss, the end result is usually the same … Continue reading How to build a healthy relationship with food
You could say we’re in a food revolution of sorts. For years, food was simply food. People ate to sustain themselves (and also for pleasure because, let’s face it, humans like food). But we’ve recently begun to wonder: Could food be more than just food? Does what we eat matter? How about when? How about … Continue reading Food as Medicine: When food is the best prescription
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
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for many people trying to watch their weight, this holiday holds an air of excitement, as well as anxiety. This meal, out of all the meals in a year, is the one that has all of mom’s best recipes — the ones that conjure up childhood memories. It … Continue reading It’s Thanksgiving, not the last supper
The holidays are supposed to be a fun time for food and family, but when a child in your family has difficulty with eating or drinking, it can make the holidays rather stressful. Pressure from family, new foods and smells, and holiday traditions that surround food can all contribute to battles for children who are … Continue reading 5 strategies for feeding picky eaters over the holidays
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