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?
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
Honey. You can think of it as “meal prep” for bees. Just like you might meal prep for the week ahead, bees work tirelessly during the spring to prepare food for the winter months. One might say bees are quite the overachiever, as they typically produce two to three times the hive’s honey needs per … Continue reading The bittersweet truth about honey’s health benefits
If you took a peek inside the average American refrigerator, chances are you’d come across some type of milk. Milk has long been a staple in many households. For people with allergies to cow’s milk proteins, plant-based milks made from nuts, seeds or grains are a useful alternative. Let’s look at our options from a … Continue reading Udderly confused: Which “milk” is best?
As a primary care physician, I get asked at least twice each week what I think about the ketogenic diet — does it really work? The short answer is yes, it works for some. The long answer is more complicated. Keep in mind, if you have any medical problems, especially chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high … Continue reading How to know if the keto diet is right for you
Weight loss is challenging. While we all want to find that magic fat-burning strategy that allows weight loss with unlimited calorie intake, that is just not realistic. To achieve a healthy weight, the secret is fueling for performance and getting better mileage out of each calorie we consume. Why do we eat? The answer should … Continue reading Weight loss: How to get better mileage from your meals
You may have noticed that plant-based eating has become pretty popular these days, and for good reason. But why is a diet derived from plants good for your health? And is this lifestyle right for everyone? As a dietitian, I’m here to tell you seven reasons why going plant-based can improve your overall health and … Continue reading 7 reasons to go plant-based
Traveling can be stressful as you try to beat traffic, navigate to your destination, or wait in line at the TSA security checkpoint. However, eating while traveling does not have to be stressful or unhealthy if you stick to simple, healthy snack ideas. When preparing your own snacks, some can be hearty enough to serve … Continue reading 3 healthy travel snack ideas
Every day, Americans get almost half of their added sugar consumption from drinks. And although recent USDA surveys show that we are drinking less soda, consumption of mid-calorie drinks like tea or vitamin water is actually on the rise. Sweetened drinks can add many “empty calories” that give us few of the nutrients we need. … Continue reading Sugar sense: How to make smarter beverage choices