Posted in Nutrition
04/11 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Say No to Diets

Last week, I offered my mantra for eating well: eat to feel good (not to be skinny). My personal bias is that an obsession over calories and grams of fat and carbs can lead to overeating and excess weight. How many of you have tried a weight loss diet? Over the years, there have been a Read More

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04/9 2013

The Great Veggie Challenge: Week 1

For the next seven weeks, I am teaching a course at Anser Charter School in Boise called the Great Veggie Challenge for students in grades 1-3. The course description is: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? During Read More

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04/4 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat to Feel Good

If you want to know my mantra for nutrition and eating well, look no further: Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health and well-being. Despite popular belief, looking razor thin is not the key to the kingdom. Moreover, measuring yourself against Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/28 2013

Stacey Antine: How to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

To culminate a month of posts on healthy eating as part of National Nutrition Month, I am so excited to welcome wise words from Stacey Antine. Stacey is a registered dietician, founder of Health Barn USA, and author of the wonderful book, Appetite for Life, among her many other impressive credentials. Thank you so much Read More

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Posted in Nutrition, Recipes
03/25 2013

Meatless Meals That Please Meat-Lovers

I have made a conscious effort to go meatless on Mondays. In fact, I try to hold the beef on other nights of the week, too. Many friends have told me they are trying to do the same. The challenge we all face: If your family moans and groans at the mere mention of a Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/21 2013

Low Glycemic Index Diet: An Answer to Thyroid Disease

11-11-11 was a meaningful date for Mia Murphy. She learned was diagnosed with thyroid cancer five years before and not informed. She also was forced to have a second parathyroid gland removed in just five years. With her thyroid removed, her body could no longer produce adequate Thyroid Hormone (T3 and T4), a key glycoprotein Read More

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03/19 2013

Paleo: Diet or Lifestyle?

The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and Read More

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03/14 2013

Paleo: Diet or Lifestyle?

The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/12 2013

Eat it and believe it – FREE webinar

Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/7 2013

Why You Should Eat More Fiber NOW

I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about Read More

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