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​8 Tips for Mindful Eating

It’s very easy to get derailed this time of year from our otherwise healthy eating habits. Watching holiday meal commercials or shopping for your regular groceries are enough to tempt anyone to stray from normal routines. With all of those delectable foods displayed everywhere and bombarding us in the face, it’s hard to resist. Some look forward all year long to that tantalizing holiday meal a…

The Top 6 Foods for Glowing Winter Skin

There’s one thing we can always count on with winter, and that’s dry, cracked skin. The good thing is, we can take steps to minimize, and even avoid, dry skin. We can even have glowing winter skin this season. Let’s start with the basics. Drinking plenty of water, using moisturizer, and eating healthy can go a long way when looking to achieve a healthy glow. The following is a list of six of th…

The Many Benefits of These Key Minerals

At a time when staying healthy is a top priority for all of us, I find myself thinking about key nutrients we all may be missing. This year is no time to let your nutrient status slip. These five minerals are some of the most important to have on our radar.  Zinc has been called the gatekeeper of immunity, which suggests its important role in supporting both the innate and adaptiv…

​5 Ways to Beat Stress and Feel Good

Stress… what is stress? When I was counseling as an RD, I asked clients to discuss their stress levels because it affected their overall health and eating habits. When I asked one elderly lady about her stress levels she said, “I have no stress. That’s all a state of mind.” How amazing! I had NEVER encountered any clients that said they had no stress. Every day we encounter various forms…

​A Nutrient-Packed Thanksgiving Recipe: Cranberry Relish

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition in most homes. If prepared from scratch, cranberry sauce can be a nutrient-rich side dish. It's a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and cranberries contain phytonutrients, specifically proanthocyanidins (PACs) and anthocyanins, which provide antioxidant benefits and give cranberries their bright red color. Whole cranberries, in particular, offer…

Digestive Health During the Holidays

Pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies, holiday-themed cocktails – with all of the delicious flavors the holiday season has to offer, it's no surprise it can turn into a caloric free-for-all, with plates and glasses filled with ingredients we usually reserve for the occasional cheat day. The result is often an upset stomach and a case of food guilt. Avoid holiday belly and support digestive health and f…