What is the Best Diet for You?

Every year (for seven years now), U.S News and World Report publishes their Best Diets, rankings of a wide variety of diets in terms of: best overall diets best weight loss diets best commercial diets best diabetes diets best diets for healthy eating best fast weight-loss diets best heart-healthy diets best plant-based diets easiest diets…

Are You an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)?

Can you imagine how overwhelming a simple shopping trip would be to someone who is overstimulated by sounds, smells, and other environmental conditions? The bright lights, the crowds of people talking to one another and into their cell phones (and yelling at their kids and fighting with their spouses), the sounds of shopping carts being…

Eat Carrots and Apples to be Happier?

One of the more frustrating things about being a health professional is the realization that being physically healthy is not necessarily motivation enough. It isn’t enough for a lot of people, and the older I get the easier it is to not only accept this, but to begin to understand it. It’s very difficult to…

How to Read a Recipe: 8 Tips

Maybe you’ve flipped through a magazine or cookbook and thought that the title of a recipe sounded appealing, and then you had a brief vision of yourself whipping up something yummy and healthy for yourself…until you let your eyes scan the recipe that suddenly looked way too complicated and time-consuming, and quickly ordered a pizza…

Not So Angelic – the Problem with Health Halos

Pop quiz time – don’t worry, it’s only three questions: There is obviously no fat in Fat Free fig newtons. How many grams are in regular fig newtons (2 cookie serving)? There is 15 grams of carbohydrate in ½ cup of Breyers Original Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry ice cream. How much carbohydrate is in a ½…