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.

How to Energize Your New Year

When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little food RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you!

Winter Kitchen Cures

Winter can hit you hard with a host of minor aches and pains that colder weather brings on… if you’re looking for a quick home remedy, look no further than your pantry and fridge!

Easy Ways To Make Your Heart Healthier

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?

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

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

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

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

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.