Category Archives: Nutrition

Immune Boosting Juices: are they Good for You?

Have you ever walked into a health food store or juice/smoothie store and been bombarded with immune boosting shots and drink options? Maybe you read online about the potential benefits of these drinks or the ingredients in them but still aren’t sure whether you should…

Homemade Warm Weather Treats

When the sun is shining and the heat is on, it’s natural to crave a frozen treat like ice cream, slush, or a popsicle. Did you know that there are many cold treats that you can make yourself at home? That way you can customize…

Intuitive Eating with Food Allergies or Other Restrictions

Intuitive eating is a way to build a healthy relationship with food. This means not labeling foods as “good” or “bad,” and listening to your body’s hunger and fullness cues and trusting that they are right. It is not a diet, not about “perfection,” and…

There’s an App For That

It’s becoming more and more clear that when it comes to weight loss or living a healthier life, calorie restriction isn’t a sustainable solution. Neither is counting carbohydrates, intermittent fasting or keeping yourself from eating certain foods. Positive health behaviors have a greater impact on…

Supplements, the Bean Protocol and Advice from Mom

Have you ever heard the advice, everything in moderation? My mom used to say that to me growing up. She never said it in a discouraging or shameful way, but more as a way to remind me that our diets are meant to have a…

Food Insecurity

Have you ever worried that food would run out before you (or your family) had money to buy more? It’s possible that if you haven’t faced food insecurity, you know someone who has. That’s because food insecurity is a common problem that isn’t often talked…

Media Literacy and Nutrition

Media literacy is a skill used to understand the content of messages promoted through different media outlets. Examples of media outlets are print like newspapers or magazines, audio like radio shows or podcasts, videos like YouTube channels or other ways people access media through the…

FODMAP and Disordered Eating

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) occurs when the digestive tract doesn’t work how it normally should. This means digested food in the colon can’t move along smoothy and individuals can experience a wide variety of symptoms including pain in their abdomen, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The…

Everything you need to know about FODMAP

Ever had an irritated stomach? It’s likely you have! Maybe you ate something that didn’t sit right or had trouble going to the bathroom? It’s normal for everyone to experience issues with their stomach at one point or another.  Some people face these troubles more…