Happy New Year! It’s officially the time of year where our news feeds are inundated with diet hacks, detox plans and juice cleanses. Unfortunately, many of these promising solutions fall short in evidence-based science. Worse, some misguided advice can even be harmful to our health (but, if you are looking for realistic health resolutions, checkContinue reading “Nutrition Misinformation and How to Spot It”
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5 Misconceptions about Dairy
In the spirit of National Dairy Month, I’m tackling dairy myths. There’s a lot of misinformation about dairy food and dairy farming. But when you look beyond the fear mongering and (sadly) hate messaging, and closer to the science or the perspective of a farmer, you can gain an appreciation for the nutritional valueContinue reading “5 Misconceptions about Dairy”
MSG: The magical seasoning that’s missing in your kitchen
When you hear MSG, what comes to mind? Processed, chemicals, toxic, headaches, intolerance, Chinese food …? If so, you’re not alone. MSG has been subject to decades worth of misinformation based on unsubstantiated evidence and, quite frankly, xenophobic fearmongering. What if I told you that MSG is not only used in Asian cuisine, but alsoContinue reading “MSG: The magical seasoning that’s missing in your kitchen“
Organic: What does it really mean?
We’ve all been there … perusing the produce section to find ourselves deciding between the $3 mixed greens and the $4 organic mixed greens. They both look equally mixed, equally green, and equally fresh. So, which do you choose? “Organic.” It’s a term that’s become synonymous with “healthy,” “high-quality,” and “natural.” But is organicContinue reading “Organic: What does it really mean?”
Viral Misinformation: The Spread of False Coronavirus Claims
The stress and uncertainty of COVID-19 has many of us researching ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Unfortunately, where there’s public interest … there’s misinformation.
Ditch the Detox: 10 Realistic Resolutions for a Healthy New Year
The holidays have come and gone. If you’re feeling a little less Merry and Bright, but more Dreary with pants a bit tight … that’s okay! There’s no need to punish yourself with a restrictive detox or cleanse. Below are 10 ways to feel back on track without sacrificing your wallet or your sanity. (1)Continue reading “Ditch the Detox: 10 Realistic Resolutions for a Healthy New Year”
Food is …
It’s the day after Thanksgiving. How are we feeling? If you enjoyed a day off, filled with food and family, I hope your hearts and bellies are both full. If you’re feeling more guilt than gratitude, I encourage you to read on. This brief post shares how food is so much more than something toContinue reading “Food is …”
To Fast, or Not to Fast?
What do Kourtney Kardashian, Halle Berry, and Moby all have in common? Well, besides their eight-digit net worth, they’re all promoters of intermittent fasting. Fasting for health reasons has gained a lot of attention recently. But is the hype merited? Is life in the fast lane right for you? Let’s break it down … HistoryContinue reading “To Fast, or Not to Fast?”
Nutrition, Exercise, and Mood: Tying it all together
This past Thursday was World Mental Health Day. Didn’t know? Read more about it here. In support of its cause to raise awareness and promote a conversation, I’m sharing what research shows about the role of nutrition and exercise in mental health care. I feel passionate about this field, and credit it towards my purposeContinue reading “Nutrition, Exercise, and Mood: Tying it all together”
A New Kind of Snack
You just finished your 6am spin class. You’re glistening. You refuel with a high-protein, flaxseed, green smoothie. You feel healthy and ready to take on the day. Your body is a temple. And then you sit … You sit in traffic on your way to work, you sit in front of the computer at work,Continue reading “A New Kind of Snack”