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Cooking Oils: A guide

November 20, 2021

Cooking and Pouring Oils When it comes to eating healthy food, it matters how we prepare it in our cooking oils. The fragrance of olive oil infused with garlic reminds me of my childhood and that of home-cooked meals.  When I became a mother, and now as a nutritionist, cooking has always been more than…

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Tante Baci Homemade Praline Truffles

November 20, 2021

Perugina Baci Italian Chocolates Anyone else addicted to these lovely romantic chocolates? When I was a student studying abroad in Florence, I became obsessed with the creamy hazelnut filling and surprised nutty crunch in the center of it. On top of it, Perugina, the Italian confectionery that created them in 1922, decided to wrap each…

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Smart Snacking with Shroom Jerky

November 19, 2021

Most of my clients are surprised to hear that snacking is legit in my nutritional practice.  Healthy eating doesn’t mean going hungry or “hangry” by denying your hunger cues.  On the flip side, when we are getting more nutrition into our meals, we feel satiated, and snacking does tend to wean away.  If you are…

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Spice of Life Masala Chai

October 14, 2021

I am grateful to the stories food and drink evoke from traditional ancient cultures linking our humanity. For example, how many Indian families brewed Masala Chai so lovingly, taking the time to sit and talk, cry, laugh, argue, or moment to hold one another.  The ritual of tea is also an opportunity to embrace and…

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Fall Beyond Pumpkin Spice

October 12, 2021

Spices: Adding health benefits and flavor to your food.  Intro “Wars were fought over them, kingdoms were lost because of them, and new lands were discovered in search of them. In ancient times and for centuries to follow, (herbs &) spices were often more precious than gold. But before they were money, spices were medicine.”…

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Spiced Torta Di Ceci with Autumn Greens

October 12, 2021

Spiced Torta Di Ceci or Socca bread is spiced and gluten-free, easy to prepare, and one of my favorite last-minute “what do I make for dinner” solutions that taste great and loaded with goodness. This recipe is a popular traditional food found in France (Socca) or Italy (Torta di Ceci).  It has a satisfying, almost…

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Vitamin D: action plan and guidelines

October 05, 2021

Concerned with Vitamin D Sufficiency?     What’s the plan? What should you do? Get a blood test to establish Vitamin D levels. Call your doctor today. Blood tests for vitamin D include the active and storage forms. You want to ask your doctor to test for both the Vitamin D 1,25 Dihydroxy (Calcitrol) (Active) and…

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Ain’t no Sunshine when she’s gone.

October 05, 2021

Sunlight and Vitamin D In this guide, HP, we will examine and review the following: The basic facts on Vitamin D, but some questions might remain: How should you get vitamin D? How much should you get, and when should you worry about your levels? In light of these common questions, let’s clarify some confusion about vitamin…

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Balancing your Blood Sugar in 5 Strategies

September 07, 2021

Balancing Your Blood Sugar  Sugar intake goes beyond damaging our teeth and what it does to the rest of our bodies. When it comes down to it, practicing sugar intake awareness is taking back your tastebuds and your health.  In nature, sweetness indicates that food is safe to eat. Unfortunately, food corporations have capitalized on…

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How to Eat More Fiber!

September 05, 2021

  Fiber is often in the shadows of macros/micros, but we need it daily to support our immunity, stabilize our blood sugar, and keep us satiated throughout our day.   At a glance: A day of fiber. Swap your pressed juice for a veggie smoothie. Add 1/2 avocado (7grams), 2 tbsp flax (4grams), or chia…

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