OBESTIY: The Root Cause

Obesity is a rising epidemic specifically here in America, and also across the world. As per the World Health Organization Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that puts a person at risk for a number of life threaten diseases and conditions. The BMI (body mass index) score is commonly used to determineContinue reading “OBESTIY: The Root Cause”

Simple Diet Changes For Weight Loss & Better Health

One of the most important things you can do when you are trying to get healthy and lose weight is to pay attention to what you are eating. This does not take any time from your schedule and you will feel much healthier when you eat the right foods in the right proportions. One ofContinue reading “Simple Diet Changes For Weight Loss & Better Health”

Weight Loss: How to Exercise and Burn Fat on a Busy Schedule

Working in a functional medicine clinic, as a Clinical Nutritionist & Health Coach, I get the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life about their health, fitness, and weight loss goals. Whether their goal is to lose weight, get off meds, improve their cardiovascular health, or simply to maintain their current fitnessContinue reading “Weight Loss: How to Exercise and Burn Fat on a Busy Schedule”

How “Stress-eating” Improves Your Health

When you’re stressed out, most people turn to traditional ‘comfort’ foods – think take-out, fast foods, sweet foods, and alcohol. Let’s face it – we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty meal and a bottle of beer or glass of wine when we’ve been stressed out or upset about something. However, this isn’t aContinue reading “How “Stress-eating” Improves Your Health”

3 Strategies To Get Rid Of Weekend Bloating

Whether it’s the holidays or summer vacation, indulging on certain foods and drinks is a part of the festivities. One thing to always remember when living a healthy lifestyle, is to never get down on yourself after a day or weekend of eating “not-so healthy” foods. A healthy lifestyle is really all about balance, awarenessContinue reading “3 Strategies To Get Rid Of Weekend Bloating”

50 Different Names For Sugar In Disguise: How To Identify On Food Labels

Sugar may be “Public Enemy #1” when it comes to your health and well-being. In fact, studies show that “the consumption of excess sugar promotes the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) both directly and indirectly”. So if we know this to be true, then why are big manufacturers still promotingContinue reading “50 Different Names For Sugar In Disguise: How To Identify On Food Labels”

Completely Heal Your Gut Health and Other Health Conditions with the Elimination Diet

What is the Elimination Diet? The Elimination Diet is considered the “gold standard” when it comes to helping you determine what food intolerance’s, if any, may be the cause to various health conditions. Certain foods thought to be good for your health, can actually be the root cause of your ailment. Conditions like leaky gut,Continue reading “Completely Heal Your Gut Health and Other Health Conditions with the Elimination Diet”

Everything You Need To Know About Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? A type of scheduled eating plan where you restrict the time you consume food. The typical protocol involves only eating within a window of 6-8 hours per day. *while maintaining you caloric needs per day What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting? Weight-loss Improved Sleep Helps promote insulin sensitivity – InsulinContinue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Intermittent Fasting”

Physical Activity or Exercise: Which is best?

To exercise or not, that is the question. I read a post from Dominique Gummelt, PHD on acefitness.org which was very telling of the importance of movement. I deal with this dilemma a lot when coaching my older clients. They sometimes wonder if exercise is going to get them injured, and what they can doContinue reading “Physical Activity or Exercise: Which is best?”

What You Need To Know About Food & Product Labels

There are many different forms of foods and products on the shelves at grocery stores, convenient stores and bodegas, with labels ranging from organic all the way to natural. How food is processed, packaged, shipped, stored and preserved all affect the quality. So what are these labels, and what do they mean anyway? Can youContinue reading “What You Need To Know About Food & Product Labels”