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Nutrition

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 […]

Two serving bowls filled with the quinoa tabbouleh salad on a marble background
Main Meals

Low FODMAP Quinoa Tabbouleh

This quinoa tabbouleh is low in FODMAPs but not in flavor! The inspiration to create this low FODMAP quinoa tabbouleh recipe came from working with many patients who described tabbouleh as a favorite dish to enjoy. Tabbouleh originated from Lebanon and is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, parsley, mint, tomato, […]

Fitness, Health

2015 Skyline Triathlon – Race Recap

Sunday {May 17th 2015}, I completed the Skyline Sprint Triathlon, or Sky Tri, put on by EPIC races. The race was a 400 meter pool swim, a 12.4 mile bike, and a 5K run. This was my first triathlon so I was very excited and a little (okaaay, maybe more than a […]

Nutrition

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
Nutrition

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 […]

Breakfast

Simple Spicy Potatoes O’Brien

Potatoes are a very versatile vegetable, a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese. Potatoes O’Brien are a classic and one of my weekend go-to recipes. They are great alongside a tofu-scramble, in a breakfast burrito, or alone smothered in ketchup. Season to taste with pepper. Serve immediately […]