Category Archives for Nutrition

Pop Tarts: Health Food?

Imagine my surprise when I found this in a hospital’s vending machine. At first, I thought my eyes must be deceiving me. Surely that little red symbol did not indicate some kind of “healthy” product? Sadly, though, here is what I found: Pop Tarts™ and Rice Krispies Treats are apparently considered healthier choices in hospital-vending-machine-world. […]

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Week 2, October Unprocessed

Better late than never, right? I’ve finally finished my week 2 meal plan for October Unprocessed 2012, and I’m excited to try some new recipes this week. Some thoughts on last week’s progress: I finally made almond milk, and it was delicious. I added a hearty splash of vanilla and some lovely Penzey’s cinnamon. I […]

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October Unprocessed Challenge

I’m excited to be participating in the October Unprocessed Challenge this year, hosted by Eating Rules. I invite all of my clients who are working on increasing fertility to join us, and of course steering clear of processed foods is also wise during pregnancy.  Andrew over at Eating Rules encourages you to customize the challenge […]

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Online Clinical Nutrition Course at Sylvan Institute

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching an online clinical nutrition series through the Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine this fall. Topics include nutritional support for clients with sub/infertility, digestive disturbance, atopy and overweight. We’ll explore underlying causes – including a bunch of interesting information about things like circadian rhythms, gut flora, alignment, […]

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Treats & Kids

Parents often ask me how to handle treats & junk foods. Should they be banned? Offered in moderation? Given freely? As usual, there is no easy answer. One thing I can tell you is that completely eliminating treats & junk foods from your child’s eating experience is simply delaying the inevitable. They WILL be exposed […]

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Top 20 Pinterest Recipes of 2012

As a nutritionist, I’m a huge fan of Pinterest. I use it to compile recipes for my clients, but I also use it to expand my dietary horizons. I probably make 1-2 new recipes from Pinterest per week – some of them are atrocious, some are incredible and most are somewhere in the middle.  I’ve […]

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Food dyes

Imagine my shock when I learned that the red velvet cake often served at our family gatherings requires AN ENTIRE CONTAINER OF RED FOOD COLORING. Eep. Although I was never a huge fan of red velvet cake in the first place, I promptly added it to my “no thank you” list upon making this discovery. […]

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