Holidays should never be associated with guilt. But in my nutrition clinic as the fall approaches, I can hear growing apprehension from some patients about the food. All the amazing decadent glorious food! There are endless articles on how to prevent or slow down holiday pounds, but a once-yearly strategy may only add to the … Continue reading The No-Guilt Holiday – Really!
I talk a lot about protein in the clinic. It’s a major macronutrient; "macro" means that our bodies need it every day because it's essential for almost every cell in the body to function. Protein is used to make muscles, skin and hormones. In some cases, people get too much protein: maybe fitness-minded folks who … Continue reading Where’s the Protein?
The sun is getting brighter, the air is breezy and sweet, and we're just moving away from soup season. But my mind is still reflecting on so-called immune-boosting foods from the last post! Although total diet quality likely matters more than loading up on a single "superfood," there are special foods worth exploring. Mushrooms are … Continue reading Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
It's been the weirdest and most surreal two months of my life. In my enclosed box, I wonder every day how other people are doing in their own boxes. I read horrific testimonies on the news of strangers' experiences with Covid, I hear the quiet anxiety in the voices of friends and family who do … Continue reading Nutrition’s Role during Covid-19
I met Alisha Carlson virtually through a blog post. After some back and forth conversation, I became fascinated with her work. She's the founder of FindYourTHRIVE, which integrates fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching for women, offering online support, 1:1, small groups, local workshops, and meet-ups in and around Portland, Oregon. The approach is non-diet, but what fascinated … Continue reading Life Lessons from a Life Coach
Seems that the popularity of new fad diets never ends, and registered dietitians have their hands full! In the clinic, patients tend to be more on top of these diets than I am, which leaves me scrambling to research them. The ketogenic diet or keto diet is the new hot ticket, with a large and … Continue reading What About the Ketogenic Diet?