Nourishing Your Immune System

As you move into the colder darker months of the year, what are you doing to keep your immune system strong? What if this year you don’t get every cold that comes your way? What if you don’t succumb to the flu this year?

When Should You Consider A Therapeutic Diet

When should you consider a therapeutic diet for your child? In my last post we discussed how sensitive kids are to triggers of inflammation and how chronic inflammation can present itself. If your child has any of the conditions described in that post or if you are at all suspicious that inflammation is looming its ugly head, then it's time to consider a therapeutic diet.

Inflammation And Your Child

We are all at risk for chronic inflammation, both adults and children alike. It has become our modern-day epidemic. And when you consider the poor quality of food pushed on our children by the food industry, it’s easy to see how diet plays a big role. The first step is to recognize the signs and take action.

Keeping Your Kids Healthy

As a parent, grandparent, or caregiver one of our primary jobs is to do what we can to keep our kids healthy. What does this actually mean though and what is within your control? As an Integrative Dietitian I believe wholeheartedly that it starts with what they are eating. And this begins right from the beginning.

Eating in Season: Autumn

As the summer harvest starts to transition into Autumn a whole new set of fruits and veggies become available to us. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still enjoying all the late-summer produce available, like heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, and blackberries, but I’m also now starting to look forward to the bounty of Autumn; apples, pears, and butternut squash. Truly, nature provides us with such delicious food. When you get used to eating fresh whole foods in season it becomes really obvious how bland, flavorless, and devoid of life-giving energy processed foods really are.

Why The Right Mindset Is Key

When I say “healthy mindset” or “healthy weight loss” or “healthy weight management”, what does that mean to you? What images come to mind? What tasks or activities does it entail? When you consider the fact that most people in the western world are overweight or are actively trying to lose weight, these notions become really important.