Picky Eating & the Smart Parent

It’s dinner time. Parental tension rises. “Are we going to have our nightly battle with Jeffrey and food again? Maybe this time he will eat something other than chicken nuggets and macaroni.” Jeffrey demands his “usual” and the battle is on. Mom cajoles and bribes him to eat something else to no avail. She feels…

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Watermelon: Delicious and Surprisingly Nutritious

Watermelon harvests peak in the month of July in the US and therefore it is known as National Watermelon Month. (I bet you didn’t know that!) Watermelon is thought to have originated in Egypt 5,000 years ago where it was depicted in hieroglyphics. This sweet treat is now the most-consumed melon in the U.S. and…

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Protein Powders Are NOT All Created Equal (Far from it!)

Protein powder supplements are everywhere, and choosing a high quality one that is beneficial to your body can be confusing and mind boggling. They are vastly different because of the sources of ingredients as well as manufacturers’ practices. I personally love protein smoothies and shakes (I’m drinking one as I write) and I consume at…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: You Can Have Relief!

Nearly 20% of American adults suffer needlessly for years, even decades, with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It might be due to little or poor treatment, or misunderstanding of the condition or treatment necessary for healing. Some medical practitioners advise patients to just eat more fiber, take antidepressants or anti-spasm drugs. Some even go so far…

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The Amazing Magic Oil

What if I told you there is an amazing, magical substance that decreases blood pressure, lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of heart disease, decreases blood sugar levels, alleviates mood disorders and depression, fights wrinkles and skin problems, reduces inflammation in the body (oftentimes the precursor to disease), and helps relieve arthritis? Would you say it…

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Superstar D!

And the winner of the Nutritional Nutrient Academy Award this year is…drumroll…Vitamin D. Yet nearly 80% of my patients are living with suboptimal or deficient levels of vitamin D. This same crisis is plaguing the entire country. For many years D has played a supporting role to Calcium’s leading actor status in the body. This…

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