The most important resolution to make for health and happiness in 2020 is to change your mindset. This allows your physical health, your emotional wellbeing and your entire life to become what you desire. This is where true lasting progress begins. Many people take action and experience success, but those that change and continue to improve throughout their life are those that eliminate their negative thoughts, the “dieting” behaviors and instead learn to accept and love themselves as they are now. That may be tough to hear, or it may not make sense because you think that you do love yourself. However if you are not where you would like to be in your health, career, relationships or any other important area of your life, it is because of a deep rooted subconscious belief that you are not d...
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a syndrome characterized by bloating, abdominal distention, gas, pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. Not to be confused with inflammatory bowel disease (the umbrella term for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), which is an autoimmune disease that affects the GI tract and is associated with chronic inflammation, IBS is said to be the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, affecting anywhere from 10-15% of the world’s population.
Though the cause of IBS is unknown, and there is no known cure, dietary management can be effective in managing the often unpleasant, and embarrassing, symptoms of IBS. One dietary therapy that has shown promise is the low FODMAP elimination diet.
But what on earth is a FODMAP? When I first heard this term when I was a di...
Enjoy this homemade winter salad recipe from one of our Nutrimedy dietitians, Tava Sternberg. This salad is perfect for a cozy day indoors this season.
30 minutes / 4 servings
3 cups broccoli
1 tsp avocado oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 cups baby kale
3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the broccoli, avocado oil and half the sea salt to the sheet and toss to combine. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until crispy.
2. In a small bowl, mix the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and remaining sea salt.
3. Add the kale to a large bowl along with the broccoli, pome...
4 baby eggplants (about 1.5lbs), cut in half lengthwise and stems removed
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups italian sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4oz)
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup seasoned panko
Set the oven to 400°F. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Place the eggplant, cut-side up, into the baking dish. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season the eggplant as desired.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the eggplant is fork-tender. Spoon the sauce over the eggplant and sprinkle with the cheeses. Stir the panko and remaining olive oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle the panko mixture over the cheeses.
The recent article in the Mountain Xpress posted on 4/26/19 Juice cleanses: miracle cure or passing fad included a quote from me (https://mountainx.com/living/juice-cleanses-miracle-cure-or-passing-fad/?fbclid=IwAR2BgzQIP2pLl5YCwVGUDu1RvsR87t47D-kwNDW1XOjV2RYSgLJKcWVBWG8). My feedback provided for the article was much broader with a lot more context, so I wanted to provide an opportunity to share my whole article. Here it is:
I get clients asking about juice cleanses which makes perfect sense. There is so much information floating around about them online and even within the health profession. Googling "juice cleanse" brings up nearly 47 million results! There's a lot of money to be made in this market and makers of juice cleansing products never provide any real science-based rationale...
There’s a lot of hype surrounding the ketogenic diet lately, and people have been using it for everything from weight loss to diabetes. Here’s the low down on this popular diet.
What exactly is a “keto” diet?
A true ketogenic diet is one that is very high in fat, low in protein, and very low in carbohydrates. It is typically comprised of about 80% fat, 15% protein and 5% carbohydrate. Ketogenic diets typically restrict carbs to less than 50 grams of carbohydrate per day, although the exact amount of carb restriction needed to enter ketosis varies depending on the person. Most people will see results with carb restriction in the 20-50 gram range.
The nuts and bolts:
Due to its high fat content, a ketogenic diet basically mimics “starvation” mode in the body since it cuts off our prefe...
A quick internet search on how to get enough protein may lead you to a plethora of websites advertising exclusive supplements, bodybuilding, or the latest hot diet trend.
The reality is, everyone needs protein. It is one of three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fat, that the body requires to function optimally.
What does protein do for your body?
Protein is one of the main structural components of your body’s cells. It helps you maintain an optimal immune system by producing antibodies that help fight bacteria and viruses. Protein helps the body through the healing process and is a building block for the body’s tissues, enzymes and hormones. It is a major component of your body’s hair, skin, nails and muscles. Protein also helps transport the body’s atoms and cells.