As my second-grade daughter and I recently cozied up in front of a movie with a huge bowl of popcorn, she asked me if popcorn is healthy. Her friends told her it isn’t, but we make it a lot as a snack, so she was confused. This perplexity isn’t surprising, because popcorn can be one of the least nutritious snacks or one of the healthiest.Read More
Condiments are the lazy man’s path to a tasty meal. The dullest grilled chicken is transformed with a robust and flavorful barbecue sauce, or perhaps even better, a rich and creamy peanut sauce. And what child doesn’t love ketchup on well, everything? Yet not all condiments are created equal. Traditional ketchup is full of sugar and traditional mayonnaise is loaded with unhealthful fats. Mustard, relish and soy sauce are often high in sodium.Read More
An estimated 23.5 million Americans, including my husband, suffer from an autoimmune condition — and their numbers are growing, though researchers don’t know why. You’ve likely heard of the most common autoimmune diseases — including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, celiac disease, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease — but you might be unaware that there are more than 80 named but lesser-known types. Through working as a nutritionist and living with my husband, I’ve learned the importance of diet in battling these disorders.Read More
Last week, I was cooking up a warm winter vegetable soup and stopped by our local Natural Grocers to pick up some celery. Much to my surprise this common vegetable was not available. They were completely out! Then I remembered “celery juice” was the new superfood!
If you follow social media then you probably have seen several celebrities sharing their healing stories about this green juice - from mental health to infertility to skin conditions such as eczema and acne. I am not discounting their claims but haven’t we all been here before? Think: goji berries, cacao, turmeric, bone broth, kale, spirulina, lemon water and the list goes on and on. It seems we are always looking for that magic pill to fix it all. I call it the American way to healing.Read More