3 Food Marketing Words That Mean Nothing

food marketing

Food companies are smart. They know what consumers care about and what terms are trendy, and they market their products accordingly. This isn’t always a negative thing, but it can be. Below are three common terms used on food packages – none of which mean what they seem. Natural Perhaps the most misleading term in the food […]

9 Ways To Tell You’re On the Wrong Diet

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I’ll tell you a little secret: Weight loss “diets” don’t work. Why? Because the word “diet” implies something temporary. Something you are either on or off of, depending on your life’s circumstances in a given moment. This mentality – of practicing healthy habits for certain periods of time and not others – does nothing but […]

10 Reasons Why Good Nutrition Begins with Breastmilk

benefits of breastfeeding

It’s National Nutrition Month, and as a nutrition expert, I can’t let the month go by without talking about breastfeeding. Breastmilk is pretty mind-blowing when you learn about all it can do for a baby and mother’s health, in both the short and long-term. The nutritional benefits of breastmilk are endless, and it would take […]

7 Reasons Organic Produce Is Better Than Conventional

organic produce

Recently an article about organic vs. conventional produce got me REALLY fired up. The claim: conventional produce is just as healthy for kids as organic, and pesticides aren’t really a big deal. In simple terms, this is B.S. Sure, eating fruits and vegetables of any kind is better than not eating fruits and vegetables. And […]

Juicing: Is It Really A Healthy Habit?

is juicing healthy

People have been asking me about a lot about juicing lately, and after reading this recent article about juice cleanses and detox diets, I thought I’d revisit a post I published last year.  To juice or not to juice, that is the question. The answer is, as is often the case: it depends. Juicing can […]

Why I Cook with (Plenty of) Salt

is salt healthy

Salt has a mixed reputation. For every study showing that eating less salt saves lives, there’s another claiming salt isn’t as bad as we thought. In all likelihood, whether or not salt is truly “bad” for you depends on: Who you are & what chronic diseases run in your family What your general eating and exercise […]

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