Getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables

It is well known that portions sizes in the United States have increased tremendously throughout the years, but what about increasing portion sizes as a way to promote increased fruit and vegetable intake among children? It may just a work. A recent study published in the March edition of Obesity examined just that (1). The… Read more »

Fresh versus frozen vegetables

Are you someone who is prone to buying fresh vegetables at the start of the week, and three to five days later they are still sitting in the refrigerator waiting to be used? If this sounds like you, you may be someone who would benefit from purchasing frozen vegetables to get more bang for your… Read more »

Water and Weight Loss: Is there a connection?

Throughout my career, a common question that arises is whether water consumption before or during a meal really helps with weight loss. A common responses to this question is that people often confuse hunger for hydration, but a recent study may provide an answer to this question that is based on science. A randomized clinical… Read more »

Get motivated to move

No matter what area of the country we live in, there are always obstacles that hinder our ability to keep up with our exercise routines. Loss of motivation can stem from living in New England during the winter months with the cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours or living in the South in the middle… Read more »

Preventing the post-dinner munchies

Over the years I have noticed that most people have no trouble following the anti inflammatory diet during the day. It’s about two hours after dinner that the munchies begin to strike. Nothing contained in this blog is intended to be instructional for medial diagnosis or treatment. If you have a medical concern or issue,… Read more »

What’s the buzz about magnesium?

Magnesium is a mineral that is inching its way into the spotlight. About 50 percent of the magnesium in our bodies is located in our bone, and the other half is found inside our cells and tissues (1). So what’s the big deal? Well in addition to maintaining muscle and nerve function, regulating heart rhythm,… Read more »