Why “Weight” To Be Happy

Why “Weight” To Be Happy

Recently, I was thinking about a friend I used to work with years ago. Everyday, she would walk to an empty conference room in our office building where there was a scale left behind from a Weight Watchers program. She would weigh herself at least once, often twice,...
When Illness Becomes an Identity

When Illness Becomes an Identity

Recently, I ran into a young woman in her thirties who had cancer a few years ago. Thankfully, she successfully treated it and has remained physically healthy ever since. Shortly into the conversation, she started talking about being a cancer survivor and reliving...
Eating With The Seasons

Eating With The Seasons

There is so much conflicting nutritional information out there: Eat organic. Eat Paleo. Be a vegan. Chocolate is good for you. Chocolate is bad for you. It’s enough to drive you a little bit crazy! The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and...
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Why Should You Care? When mentioning Vitamin D, many people think of bone health, but the “sunshine vitamin” actually plays an important role in cardiovascular, immune system, musculoskeletal, and brain health. Deficiencies can attribute to the development of cancer,...
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Did you know May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month? Celiac disease is a genetic, autoimmune disease triggered when you ingest gluten (i.e., foods made from wheat, barley, rye, spelt, and kamut). About 1 in 133 people have it, but only 83% are diagnosed. If you think...