Do you find yourself wondering what vitamins to take? Many people wander the aisles at Whole Foods, bewildered by thousands of pretty bottles. They either get overwhelmed and give up altogether, or perhaps even worse, make an impulsive decision based on what the stock person tells them to buy. We all hear lots of conflicting information from the media and we get advice from friends and family: "I swear by taking shark cartilage... " Overwhelmed and confused, many people throw their hands up and give up on vitamins altogether. Conversely, as a physician of internal medicine I have patients come in with bags full of various bottles of things they are taking. Many are useless and a waste of money while some are downright dangerous.Read Full Story
When it comes to sustaining proper health, you must consider good nutrition habits. Most people know this, and as a result spend some time every so often reading up on the latest nutritional tips, tricks and trends.Read Full Story
If you're a gym-goer and work out at the same facility on a regular basis, chances are you've seen this type of person. This person comes to the gym, works out incredibly hard, doesn't chit-chat, stays focused, and sweats up a storm. They do this day in and day out, but yet their body never changes. This type of person is an example of someone who isn't bringing their A-game when it comes to diet.Read Full Story
T'was the season for parties, and that means there's a chance that holiday indulgences added up… to extra pounds. Forge ahead into the new year with some surefire tips for lightening things up in the kitchen and even beyond.Read Full Story
There are so many fun and interesting ways to bring vitamins, nutrients and protein to your salad that go beyond grilled chicken. Here are some of my favorite ways to give your salad an unexpected boost of nutrition and creativity!Read Full Story
If you're like me, you'll do just about anything you can to get your kids to eat healthfully (well, anything short of force-feeding, that is). As a nutritionist, my clients are shocked when they learn the horrifying truth behind their favorite so-called "health" foods, especially when it comes to products they buy for their kids. Be sure to steer clear of these seven faux "health" foods that are wreaking havoc on your kids' nutrition.Read Full Story
Chinese food is delicious, but many of us put it under "guilty pleasure" thanks in no small part to the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is typically associated with the tasty dishes. But you can consider the myth that MSG is bad for you to be busted!Read Full Story
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