Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You?

Sugar can pack on the pounds, increase cravings for sweet foods, and cause tooth decay. So what’s a sweet tooth to do when health is at risk?

Almonds: Superfood from Nature

Almonds, once avoided due to their high fat content, have recently emerged in the spotlight as a ‘superfood!’ Due to their health properties, they have recently come back in vogue with a vengeance and are a favorite snack of starlets and chefs alike.

The Most Nutritious Veggies

When the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently ranked nearly 85 vegetables in order of highest to lowest nutrient content, Women’s Health Magazine asked me to highlight a few of them – along with simple tips on how to incorporate them into your regular meals.

Stay Hydrated – iYogaLife.com

Staying hydrated throughout the day is hard enough between meetings and carpools. Check out this recent article on iYogaLife.com with practical tips to hydrate without hassle. Eating meals with high water content allows you to feel full faster – a healthier formula for weight loss than the typical diet.

Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

Most of us think of grilling as an easy low-fat way alternative to cooking on the stove top. But how healthy is your grilling, really? Let’s take a closer look at your grilling habits and choices!

Take the Fat Out of Fourth of July

Wanna enjoy 4th of July “Greatest Hits” recipes guiltfree without letting them hit your hips? Here’s five simple swaps that make a world of difference!

Healthier Ways to Eat Meat

Grassfed beef is not only better for the environment and lower in calories compared to its cornfed counterpart but most grassfed farms take more care in how they raise and treat their animals. Grassfed beef is richer in omega 3 fatty acids and has a richer taste. I like to combine it with other health promoting foods like mushrooms in a delicious mushroom burger.

No-Cook Summer Recipes

When it’s literally as hot as an oven outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the house. That’s why summer is the perfect time to use your creativity in the kitchen and find innovative ways to prepare meals without using your oven.