Nutrition

Dietary Fiber 101

What is Fiber: Fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate. Unlike other carbohydrates (such as starches and sugars), fiber is not broken down/digested/absorbed in the upper GI tract (small intestine). We humans lack the enzymes to digest fiber, but the microbes living in our colon do! So when fiber reaches the colon […]

Gastroparesis Nutrition Strategies

Most of what we recommend when it comes to gastroparesis nutrition therapy is based on what we know about human physiology and how the stomach normally works and empties. Gastroparesis is a chronic condition characterized by improper functioning of the muscles of the digestive tract, causing delayed stomach emptying and […]

Go Further with Food

March is National Nutrition Month®, an education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food“, which could not come at a better time and represents all the things I care about. Choosing nutritious foods to fuel us through […]

Dietary Supplement Safety

This past week Frontline aired an eye-opening documentary on dietary supplement safety in the United States. If you take vitamins, minerals, or any other type of supplements I highly encourage you to take an hour of your time and watch this video. I get asked daily about dietary supplements – “What’s […]

Healthy Office Snacks

Most people spend 8 to 9 hours at work so having a healthy snack or two during the workday provides the opportunity to increase energy, improve focus, and enhance productivity. Having healthy options available will decrease trips to the vending machine or cafeteria, which can save money and help you […]

Friendsgiving

Five Healthy Tips for the Holidays

1) Get enough sleep. Aim for at least 7-8 hours per night. Sleep deprivation will not only increase fatigue but can lead to increased food cravings. Studies have shown lack of sleep can cause increased levels of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and decreased levels leptin, satiety/fullness hormone. So get that […]