The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be a great addition to your diet because they have several health benefits. They are a great source of nutrients such as protein, fiber and minerals that are hard to come by including copper, selenium, phosphorus, and a bit of iron, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. And they are tasty, too. Mushrooms are also […]

Do You Have A Produce Overabundance?

Gardening is at an all-time high this summer because of the pandemic. Many of you smartly decided to create veggie gardens. If you are new to gardening or just exuberant about growing plants, you might find yourself overwhelmed with too many veggies to consume on your own. One good way to deal with this is […]

Grilling — Keeping it Healthy

It used to be that we thought grilling was the cleanest and leanest way to cook meats as the fat drips away as the meat cooks. An added benefit in grilling is there is no need for added batter, heavy/sweet sauces or excess oils. It tastes great on its own. However, over the last decade […]

Create a COVID Victory Garden

I am finding regular trips to the grocery store to be super stressful. Last week I went to the store primarily to buy salad greens. It was upsetting because there were very few salad green choices left. I snagged a large container of arugula which I have been working on for the last week. Kind […]

5 Top Nutrients to Help your Immunity Thrive

During these challenging times, it only makes sense to do everything we can to protect our health and the health of our loved ones. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in bolstering your immune system. One of the most important things you can do right now is Tend to Your Gut to improve your microbiome. This […]

Craving more produce this winter?

Great local news for fresh produce During the winter months in the northeast, it’s challenging to find fresh local vegetables. If you are trying to eat healthy this can feel challenging. But there is some great news on the local front if you’re in the Monadnock region of NH! Starting on Friday, February 28th The […]

6 Great Reasons to Eat Apples

As the apple harvest moves into high gear, let’s take a look of the benefits of this seasonal food which is in abundant supply right now. Apples are a great source of antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber and have been praised as one of the top 10 healthy foods. Apples are a good source of quercetin […]

Spring Clean your Health

Spring is finally here! As the days get longer and the energy shifts, this is a great time of year to be thinking about creating more vitality in your life. Springtime always creates great momentum. Maybe you are interested in simple ways to detox every day or you might be ready to take on a […]

Create A Foolproof Plan for Healthy Eating

I find the #1 reason why people struggle with implementing a healthier diet is that they don’t spend a few minutes every week planning their meals. As a result, we get home after a crazy day at work with nothing in the fridge. How many times does that end up as a pizza or Chinese […]

Tasty Recipe Hacks to Spring into Health

Spring is right around the corner with the vernal equinox less than 3 weeks away. After a long cold icy winter of eating stews and heavy casseroles, you may feel like lightening things up a bit and doing some spring cleaning of your diet. As the days get longer and the weather gets better (fingers […]

Healing Your Adrenal Glands – The “Emergency Gland”

Pity the poor little Adrenal Glands (aka the “Emergency Gland”). Look what they have to deal with: The most common hormone imbalance that I see in my practice is cortisol. This is because your adrenals are constantly trying to respond to stress and perceived threats by secreting cortisol and other substances to help you cope. The goal with […]

Boost Your Stress Resilience with these Special Herbs (Adaptogens)

Most of my midlife female clients are challenged with high cortisol levels. It’s a side effect of living in the modern-turned-on-all-the-time world. With the stress of work and relationships, cell phones always ringing and dinging, family pressures, and the constancy of the internet and social media, we never get a break. You may be experiencing […]

Tend to your Gut – Boost your Immune System

Did you know that approximately 80% of your immune system resides in your gut? And that right now is the best time for you to be supporting your immunity to protect yourself from seasonal threats during the holidays and the rest of the winter season? One of the best ways to tune up your immune […]

I am a Registered Dietitian and this is how I eat to manage cravings

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 35 years, this is the style of eating I practice to manage cravings. I love the food I eat and like to keep it simple. I start my day with a good amount of protein. Usually I am shooting for around 20 grams of protein, at least 5 […]

Conquer Cravings by Hydrating

Hydration is a key to conquering your cravings.  It can be hard to distinguish between dehydration and hunger.  If you aren’t conscious of this link, it is easy to mistake thirst for hunger. Dehydration and hunger Chronic dehydration is more common than you may think.  Recent research says that 75% of us are walking around […]

Fats control cravings

The wonderful thing about fat, is that it has a high satiety value. This means it helps to control cravings and manage your waistline because you feel fuller for longer.  When you eat fat, cholecystokinin (CCK) and the gut hormone YY Peptide (PYY)are released.  These two hormones control appetite and satiety. Appetite is decreased, hunger is […]