Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

5 of the Most Famous Rice Dishes

As someone who considers myself a recovering “carbaholic,” one of my main concerns when I decided to take up a healthier lifestyle was that I wouldn’t be able to indulge in something I loved…I’m talking pasta, French fries, all the carb-heavy foods. You name it, I loved it. But thankfully, I discovered that there are […]

Is Organic Really Any Different Than Nonorganic?

This question recently occurred to me when I was talking to my father-in-law about his garden and organic food. He laughed at me and said, “Organic food makes me laugh. All food is organic, everything uses pesticides. Organic is a scam.” I looked at him, both dumbfounded and perturbed. I know organic is different, and […]

3 Reasons Why Eating Healthy Is Hard

Depending on the person, maintaining optimal health seems to be either fairly simple or incredibly difficult to manage. I’m always curious about what differentiates the two for my clients. And for those who face this difficulty in eating healthy, what causes it? In working with people to help restore their health, I’ve learned there are […]

Why Eating and Living Organic Is Important

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’ve probably heard about organic products. These days, all-natural formulas seem to be everywhere—from food and cosmetics to clothing, transportation, and cleaning supplies. Because of the far-reaching benefits an organic lifestyle offers, making the sustainable switch in all aspects of life may be the […]

Eat Your Way to Mental Health

When facing mental health issues, we often turn to lifestyle changes such as stress reduction and meditation. While these tools can play a very important role in your recovery, they shouldn’t overshadow one of the most important things you can do for your mental health—eat for your brain. Brain health and mood stability are dependent […]

Seven Superfoods Found Around Town

With the emergence every few months of a “new” superfood, it’s easy to get sidetracked and dismiss simple foods that we can pluck from a veggie patch, a mountain trail, or our own yard. There’s also an increasing awareness of how our food choices impact not only our personal health but also our environment. The […]

4 Common Restaurant Gadgets You Can Use at Home

We can all agree that, besides the skills of the chef, industrial-grade kitchen equipment contributes to the quality of restaurant meals. If you love to cook, you may covet some of the gadgets that restaurants have at their disposal, but you may not have the means to buy them. An icemaker, for instance, means you’d […]

How Container Herbs Will Boost Your Nutrition

Did you know that herbs can do so much more than just enhance the aroma or flavor of your favorite recipes? They’re also loaded with nutrients. You can add herbs to your favorite salads, soups, and other dishes to reap the yummy benefits of fats, essential oils, fiber, sterols, minerals, and vitamins. If you want […]

How to Do Summer Right

Summer, summer, summertime. Cancel your Netflix and your cable. Unplug your TV. It’s time to get your summer on! Whether your style is camping, road-tripping, relaxing at the pool, or staying up late for fireworks on the 4th of July, take the best care of yourself and make the most out of the short summer […]

Type II Diabetes, Obesity, Butter, and Public Health: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

A few days ago I received a request from the Diabetes Council of Hyde Park, NY, to be part of an “expert” panel (word used loosely in relationship to myself) on DIABETES, and provide a short article on the subject.  I decided to do it, and below is the article I provided them. Furthermore, I […]

Is My Baby Healthy?

In every language the first words spoken by a woman after delivery are, “Is my baby healthy?” The first words spoken by a woman upon learning that she is pregnant should be, “Am I well nourished?” —“Prenatal Nutrition and Birth Defects,” Mark R. Anderson One of my biggest fears in life has always been, what […]

From Nuffin’ to Muffin: Men in Kitchens

After that attempt to flambé Bananas Foster for your sweetheart on Valentine’s day, the smoke has finally cleared. So before the next important occasion arises, let’s talk about how to impress the people in your life with a few simple recipes—the kind that don’t involve flaming pans. Some recipes can be pretty daunting, especially when […]

Eating Dairy: Do or Don’t?

What should you consider when it comes to your dairy intake? These days, it seems there’s lot of confusion around dairy. On the one hand, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) recommends consuming dairy as part of a healthy eating pattern. On the other hand, independent health experts and those who support […]

The Top 5 “Healthy” Foods You Need to Avoid

With the health food movement in full swing, we’re bombarded every day with messages about natural foods that claim to be better for us than their presumptive “unnatural” counterparts. Many of us mistakenly believe that anything with an organic or non-GMO label is automatically okay. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Many products marketed as health […]

Keep Your Gallbladder!

What is the gallbladder, anyway? Why is it important? I know a lot of people whose gallbladder made them so sick they had it removed. My own doctor says I should do the same. For being such a tiny accessory organ, the gallbladder is a big deal. I’ve never believed that human bodies have “spare […]

How to Live with Your Gallbladder

When I set out to write a book about the importance of the gallbladder, many people thought I was crazy. My children thought it was disgusting, and my friends just thought it was weird. However, my husband was incredibly supportive. While I did the research, he contributed his clinical experience as a chiropractic physician specializing […]

Gallbladders Matter! Keep Yours for Life

In 2012, gallbladder removal surgery was cited as the most common elective surgery performed in the United States. Roughly ten years ago, I heard a lot about the gallbladder for the first time. I was around thirty then (yes, I’m sharing my age) and not yet working in the health field. I’ve always been interested […]

Why You Should Take Your Workout Outside—Even in the Winter

It can be hard to get the motivation for a workout in the cold winter months, let alone do it outside. But exercising out in the cold actually carries benefits above and beyond what you get from a gym. Here’s why you should be taking that workout outside, no matter what the weather. 1. More […]

6 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Make You Look Wonderful

For many of us, losing weight is a constant struggle between our urge to eat the food we love and the realization that we need to make sacrifices to look good and stay healthy. However, you can eat a much more fulfilling diet than your usual unseasoned salad and chicken breast. Slow cookers are both […]