Health Concerns

Posts in this section discuss specific links between certain health conditions and what you eat or consume. As a health coach, education is an important component of my approach -- though I stress that serious conditions always require the professional advice of a physician.

Easy Ways To Make Your Heart Healthier

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Considering that food choices have powerful effects on the body, it’s no wonder that eating better can also impact heart disease.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.

Oktoberfest Time

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When I think of Oktoberfest, I remember my trip to Munich where my husband and I drank from heavy glass liter mugs of beer, ones that I could barely lift while the Oom-pah band played merrily in the background.

5 Superfoods for Diabetes

Superfoods for Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Here are five superfoods that help diabetics improve their condition.

Eating for a Nickel Allergy

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A reader recently wrote in that her daughter has a nickel allergy, asking for meals ideas. Unfortunately, many of the healthy foods we know and love contain nickel.

6 Foods to Manage GERD and Heartburn

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If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or even a less serious case of heartburn from time to time, you’ll certainly be eager to have easy strategies to nip the burn in the bud.

10 Day Detox Diet

The 10 Day Detox Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman is a great read for anyone who wants to do some internal spring cleaning, slim down, and feel ready when bikini weather rolls around.

Best Foods for Bone Health

Leafy Greens For Bone Health

Many health experts say that dairy isn’t the answer when it comes to building stronger bones while others still give a thumbs up to dairy along with other foods. So what’s the answer?