A Dietitian Reviews “Hack Your Health” Netflix Gut Documentary

Netflix recently premiered a documentary titled “Hack Your Health: The Secret of Your Gut,” featuring renowned gut specialist, Dr. Giulia Enders MD. Collaborating with leading experts in neuropsychology, epidemiology, neuroscience, and microbial ecology, Dr. Enders delves into the intricate relationship between our dietary choices, gut health, and brain function. Gut Health The exploration of gut…

Anti-Inflammatory Meal Ideas to Heal Your Body

In today’s fast-paced world, chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis are on the rise, often attributed to poor dietary choices and sedentary lifestyles. However, research suggests that embracing an anti-inflammatory diet can play a crucial role in preventing and managing these conditions. As a registered dietitian, I’m passionate about empowering individuals to make…

Let’s Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

What is National Nutrition Month®? National Nutrition Month® is a yearly movement established in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of nutrition and dietetics professionals. Throughout, the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. National…

4 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Inadequate sleep has been linked to various serious health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Research indicates that incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and heart-healthy fats, such as nuts, can positively impact sleep quality. This is attributed to these foods’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which are associated with promoting healthier sleep patterns.…

5 Foods to Help Detox Your Body

What comes to mind when you hear the word “detox?” Juicing? Fasting? A 7-day cleanse with enemas or laxatives? A spa day? I want to highlight foods that are commonly known to support natural detoxification. However, it’s important to note that “detoxing” can vary widely and is not universally accepted in the scientific community. Some…

How to Spot Sources of Hidden Sugar

What is Sugar? Sugar occurs naturally in certain foods, including fruit, milk, and vegetables. Added sugars include any sugars or caloric sweeteners like honey that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation (such as putting sugar in your coffee or adding sugar to your cereal). Did you know there are more than…