This Dietitian Loves Her Coffee: Here’s Why

  I’ve gotten a lot of comments from surprised people when they see that I’m drinking coffee because they falsely believe that it’s a “bad” habit.  It’s true that caffeine is an addictive stimulant and it’s also true that it has been linked to some pretty adverse health problems, including recurrent migraines, anxiety, insomnia, GERD,…

My Growing Bones

When I was 30, and my body decided to rebel against me, I found out that I had osteopenia- actually, pretty severe osteopenia that resulted in the doctor writing, “warranting treatment…fracture risk is moderate”.  I drank (literally) a gallon of milk every day or two when I was young, and no, osteoporosis doesn’t run in…

Coach, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Counselor…

One of your friends is seeing a nutritionist, another has an appointment with a registered dietitian, and you’ve heard good things about a certified nutrition counselor in your neighborhood. Maybe your employer will pay for you to have telephonic meetings with a wellness coach. Who can you trust and how do you know who is…

Too Many Decisions, Too Little Time

How many decisions do you think that you made today? Hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands? It’s impossible to really calculate an answer; a lot of our decisions are made subconsciously. You can bet that it’s a lot, though. What research has proven for sure is that judges are more likely to deny parole at the…

Defining Wellness

Many people have tried to pinpoint what exactly wellness consists of, but there is no single definition. Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, developed the Six Dimensions of Wellness model. This is a comprehensive description and includes six components, copied directly from nationalwellness.org below: How a person contributes to their environment and…

What You Won’t Find Here

The following is an abbreviated list of stuff that you’re not going to find here that you can see in abundance other places if you so desire: You’re not going to find recipes that I’ve copied from other websites and magazines, changed two or three ingredients, and called my own. There’s a fine line between…