Heart healthy snacks

When you hear the word “snack”, what do you think of? Probably candy, chips or something kind of junky. But there are also many nutrient-packed snacks that can actually help reduce risk of disease. Since February is Heart Month, I’m focusing on snacks that help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and overall risk of heart disease. I tried…

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There is always something new trending in the area of nutrition. What’s the flavor of the month? Celery juice! It’s being sold in the trendy cafes and has stars like Elle McPherson, Robert de Niro and Kylie Jenner drinking it. It’s the darling of Instagram, #CeleryJuice, and is home to almost 100,000 posts! I’ve had…

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How many times have you been on the run and needed a healthy snack? I get asked this question by my clients all the time. The key here is a snack that’s convenient and quick! And something like natural peanut butter on a sliced apple isn’t going to cut it. So what’s more convenient that…

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How to protect yourself from a food pusher

We all know how hard it can be to stick to a healthy eating routine. It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to lose weight, cut back on carbs or just eat healthier. Some days you feel disciplined but other days can be tough. Little things can set you off  – like being tired, going…

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healthy holiday gifts

Holiday gift shopping season has begun! And if you are like me, you leave it to the last minute . The good news is that you can buy most of your gifts online … if you know what the recipient wants. And if you’re a last minute shopper like me, you do most of your shopping…

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  What do you do after eating dinner?I bet it involves sitting – whether it be in front of the television or the computer. And then you go to bed a few hours later. Here is what goes on in your body after eating. Food is getting digested. Blood sugar levels are going up … fat…

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Açaí Bowls are the rage these days. Take a walk down the streets of Manhattan and see girls in their lululemon outfits flocking to local acai bowl and smoothie joints.  These bowls are promoted as the new health food – gluten free, vegan, and anti-aging. So what the heck are they all about? As a…

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When I hear the word charcoal, it reminds me of my dad pouring lighter fluid over a bed of charcoal preparing for our BBQ. This was years ago, but I still remember the smell of the charcoal and the grey ashes when it was done burning. Flash forward, people are now INGESTING activated charcoal to…

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Protein is a hot topic these days. While it’s found naturally in many foods including meats, dairy, seafood, nuts, and legumes to name a few, it’s also being added to cereal, energy bars, sports drinks, bread and even chips! And of course, there are tons of protein powders on the market. So the question is…

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Collagen protein is a HOT topic. Proponents of collagen claim it’s the ideal “anti-aging” supplement and can improve skin, bones, joints and hair and as well as gut health. It’s consumed as supplements and is added to shakes, coffee and even beauty products as well as found naturally in bone broth. Hmmm …  could this…

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