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 a […]

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, awareness […]

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 promoting […]

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, […]

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-lossImproved SleepHelps promote insulin sensitivity – Insulin resistance or […]

Physical Activity or Exercise: Which is best?

To exercise or not, that is the question. I read a post from Dominique Gummelt, PHD on 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 do […]

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 you […]

12 Foods You Must Buy Organic: EWG Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Every year the Environmental Working Group releases a report titled “Shopper’s Guide To Pesticide In Produce” which let’s consumer know which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest contamination of pesticides residue. The test are done by the USDA, and include over 40,000 produce items across the country and major grocers. Samples are tested […]

The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meal Prep & Planning

Meal preparation and planning doesn’t have to be hard. The below guide and tips will equip you with all the information that you need so you’ll be setup for success. You’ll get tips on what to do when your at the grocery and to how to best position yourself for a healthful week of eating. […]

Why the Keto Diet Is Actually Harming You, and What You Should Do Instead!

So we’ve all heard about the craze around the Ketogenic Diet. Here are a few of the glorified benefits that this new diet has promised: Rapid weight loss & Mental Clarity (6)Improved Insulin Sensitivity (7)Reversing metabolic syndromes (i.e. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides), that can lead to a reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases […]