Nutrition Blog Archive Results

December 22, 2012

Gratitude

Despite the hustle bustle of the holidays, the end of every year has always been a time for me to pause, reflect and count my blessings. This year is no different, and it brought to mind a little poem I think is poignant: Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, [...]

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November 20, 2012

The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish

Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just a few, this absolutely delicious, healthy and satisfying side will be celebrated at every table!  My Farro with Roasted Butternut Squash, Walnuts and Kale is versatile, too. It’s a great supper for a meatless Monday night, and you can adapt the ingredients with the season. My video [...]

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October 11, 2012

Outsmarting Your Fat Hormones: What You Need to Know

Understanding hormones is extraordinarily complex. They are always in flux, changing with age, stress, diet, disease and medication, and they can cause a myriad of unpleasant symptoms, from migraines to numbing body aches to mood swings. Hormones can also conspire against weight loss. While science has done much to help us understand hormones, research continues [...]

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August 6, 2012

If I Were President…

Content, content, content. That’s all you hear about these days. Certainly, content is great, but I strongly feel that quality content reigns supreme, especially when most of the incessant chatter on the ‘Net has become a noisy distraction. Frankly, I can only write meaningful blogs once or twice each month. If you want to read [...]

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June 25, 2012

The Science of Skinny and a Recipe for Jalapeño-Mint Smoothie

Our bodies produce something called pancreatic lipase (PL). It’s an important enzyme that helps us digest, having a special knack for breaking down fats. PL is secreted by the pancreas, and one of its main responsibilities is to help digest triglycerides. Without this enzyme, triglycerides can’t be absorbed by the intestines. With this in mind, [...]

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