Are you ready to cut out gluten once and for all? Although the task can seem daunting at first, it’s really quite manageable by making a few small changes to your habits, and remembering to relish all of the delicious foods that are naturally gluten free! Here are 5 easy tools to get you started.
I remember when I first got interested in nutrition - it was right after I read a book on veganism. Immediately, I ditched my skim milk for soy. Soy milk in my cereal, soy milk in my coffee, even drinking soy milk straight from the glass! I thought it was the healthiest choice in milks because it was dairy free.
Parenting comes with lots of joy, but it can also be stressful when trying to balance all the ‘should do’s’ in your life. As a practicing health coach and mom, I know one of my most important responsibilities is to make sure my child is well nourished-both emotionally and physically. I’m often asked how I find time to cook and actually get my toddler to eat my healthy meals.
Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids, which means we have to get them from the food we eat. Omega-3’s can help lower both cholesterol and blood pressure, are anti-inflammatory and promote immunity as well as aiding brain function, joint health and mood. There are some excellent food sources of Omega-3’s and you should include these in your diet. However, most of us do not eat enough of them, so we recommend taking an Omega-3 supplement.
It's almost impossible to go to the market without coming back with something in a box, bag, can or jar. The simplicity of eliminating steps in preparing our food is now commonplace. We cut corners because food manufacturers make it so unbelievably easy and cheap to do so. Certainly some processed foods are safer than others, and most of us recognize how truly lucky we are to have so many options at our fingertips. And that's just the point: When we change our food habits, we change the world.
For those who are new to the idea of eating to enhance and support wellness, integrating more veggies into the diet can seem like hard work – and it is if you don’t have a plan! As getting lots of nutrient-rich foods into your body is mission critical, I’ve come up with a few tips on how to painlessly increase your fruit and veggie intake, from sun-up to sun-down. Your mission? Five-to-seven servings of high quality, preferably organic fruits and vegetables every day. Take these tips to heart and in time, eating your daily dose of health-sustaining foods will become your default setting and one that’s all gain, no pain.
Lose weight! Boost immunity! Improve your love life! If there were a pharmaceutical drug that did all three, there’d be a stampede to the pharmacy, but for now, no such pill exists. My advice? Build your own – not a pill, but a plan – an eating strategy that packs power, nutritional value and a host of benefits into every bite. Where to start? Simply load up on the “Superfine 9” – nine of the most nutritionally valuable foods you can buy. What makes them super? Few calories, low in sugar and salt plus lots of soluble fiber, nutrients, and health-boosting phytochemicals. Even better - not a drop of guilt should you over-indulge! If you’re interested in looking great, feeling great, and weighing less, the real “magic pill” can be found in the organic produce aisle and at the seafood counter.
Before I was diagnosed with cancer, and was forced to take brutal inventory of what I was putting in my body, my relationship with food went a little something like this:
Few people talk about the transition from cancer treatment to cancer thriver. But with more than 11 million cancer survivors in our country today, it’s time to start talking about how to be healthier after cancer. Survivors face a range of issues after active treatment and one big question: Will cancer come back? In Suzanne Boothby’s new e-book, The After Cancer Diet, she explores ways survivors can live a preventative lifestyle so they can continue to thrive.
The average American now consumes some 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. And our sweet tooth isn’t just making us fat — it’s triggering all kinds of inflammation, fueling chronic diseases and even increasing our risks of cancer. As kids, we were taught that too much sugar would rot our teeth, but today we know that the ramifications of a lifelong sugar splurge are scarier than a finger-wagging dentist. Yes, sugar can cause cavities, but of much greater concern is the sweet stuff’s link to bodywide inflammation.
The benefits of various vitamins, or nutritional supplements, are mentioned almost every day in the news. But with all the reports it can be confusing to know what vitamins do what. So here is a quick look at some of the major vitamins and minerals.
Many of the patients we see at the center are busy New Yorkers that are always on the go, running from one meeting to the next. It makes healthy eating a bit more challenging, but it’s still do-able. Here are some tips for healthy snacks for your busy workday: