Category Archives: Holistic Nutrition

5 Healthy Travel Tips

5 Healthy Travel Tips

A recent study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior (March 2016) evaluated 122 adults 1 week before taking a vacation, 1 week after, and 6 weeks after returning from vacation. The study revealed that physical activity and body weight BOTH increased while on vacation and stress levels decreased. The interesting finding of the study was that theContinue reading!

Zesty Kale Chips

Zesty Kale Chips

If there was only one good reason to eat kale, these chips are it. But of course, there are lots of good reasons to eat kale like the fact that it’s loaded with calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, K. Kale is also high in sulfur and the phytonutrient sulforaphane which has potent anti-cancer activitiesContinue reading!

Super Simple Sauerkraut

Super Simple Sauerkraut

In my recent post 3 Reasons to Eat More Fermented Foods (and Where to Find Them), I discussed some of the health benefits of eating more fermented foods and especially, fermented vegetables. Since March is National Nutrition Month and this year the focus is on “savoring the flavor of eating right”, I wanted to shareContinue reading!

3 Reasons to Eat More Fermented Foods (and Where to Find Them)

3 Reasons to Eat More Fermented Foods (and Where to Find Them)

You may have seen the buzz about fermented foods these days. . . beverages like kombucha, kvass, and lacto-fermented vegetables like raw sauerkraut and pickles are going beyond health food stores and hitting traditional grocery store shelves. People around the globe have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. In fact, it was one ofContinue reading!

The Health Coach Approach

The Health Coach Approach

It’s Health Coach Week (January 11th to 17th), so I wanted to share some tidbits with you on what makes the health coach approach to health and healing different. The main role of health coaches is to bridge the gap between doctors and patients. Doctors rarely have the time, resources, or training to help patients buildContinue reading!

How to Roast Vegetables

How to Roast Vegetables

When I work with clients doing nutrition counseling, I tend to do a lot of nutrition and culinary education. After all, what good are vegetables if you don’t know why you should be eating (more of) them, which ones to pick, and how to prepare them so they actually taste delicious? In the past week,Continue reading!

Cultured Vegetables

Cultured Vegetables

For me, this summer has been a beautiful blur of fruit picking (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, etc.), food preservation (freezing, canning, fermenting, etc.), cooking, gardening, working with nutrition clients, teaching classes, camping, enjoying some down time, and chasing around a toddler who can climb just about anything the second you turn your back. NowContinue reading!

How to Store Cut Vegetables in the Fridge

How to Store Cut Vegetables in the Fridge

In the post Lose Weight by Making 5 Simple Changes in Your Kitchen, I talked about a handful of simple ways to eat healthier by changing your environment. As an Integrative RDN, one of the quick and easy strategies I explained to help increase your consumption of fruits and veggies with minimal effort is toContinue reading!

Lose Weight by Making 5 Simple Changes in Your Kitchen

Lose Weight by Making 5 Simple Changes in Your Kitchen

According to recent research, did you know. . . people ate 19 percent more food if they served it family-style at the table versus serving from the stove or counter? women who had a box of breakfast cereal in view anywhere in their kitchen weighed on average 21 pounds more than those who had noContinue reading!

Kids Eat Real Food Too

Kids Eat Real Food Too

I teach workshops frequently as an Integrative RDN and love when attendees ask questions. Sometimes they put me on the spot and for me, it’s such a great opportunity to set the record straight on nutrition myths and misconceptions, go back to the research/science on some issues, and to state my professional/personal thoughts to answerContinue reading!