5 Ways to Support Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is coming and COVID isn’t going anywhere. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and enjoying Fall festivities. During the Fall season, I want to visit an apple orchard, go on long hikes, and watch my nieces and nephews play soccer and baseball. I can’t do any of these fun…

Best Foods to Eat During a Crohn’s Flare

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of conditions known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. Crohn’s disease is defined by chronic inflammation and irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. While symptoms vary from person to person, there are some common symptoms of inflammation of the GI tract caused by Crohn’s disease. Common symptoms Chronic diarrhea…

3 Nutrition Tips for a Healthier Summer

Summer is a great time to jump-start your health. The first step is making the decision to change. The beginning of a month, week, or year can bring a sense of starting fresh. The key is to make healthier habits feel natural and rewarding. Change is hard so don’t do it alone. Get an accountability…

How to Reduce the Risk of Food Allergies

About one in 10 adults and one in 13 children has food allergies or two children in every classroom. My niece is one of those two children in the classroom. She’s allergic to peanuts. Immediately after eating something with peanuts including peanut oil, she starts coughing and gagging.  While reactions to food can be serious,…

Cookbooks by Black Dietitians

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year’s theme, “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” demonstrates how flavors from cultures around the world are a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity. Throughout March and the rest of the year, embrace the foods and flavors of your heritage and other global cultures. My team and…