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Three Effective Ways to Boost Your Digestive Health

My latest column for Success Magazine*: When you think about getting your gut in shape, do you imagine yourself doing countless crunches or other core exercises? While regular exercise can help you keep your waist (and weight) in check, paying attention to gut bacteria—also called the microbiota or microbiome—can also… Read More

Food & Fitness After 50

Whether you’ve recently hit age 50, are about to (I have 20 months to go!) or celebrated the milestone decades ago, a new book, Food & Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, and Be Well by Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD and Bob Murray, PhD is a great resource. It… Read More

If you’re looking for a way to spice up mealtimes at home, consider investing in an air fryer*. According to culinary nutritionist Dana Angelo White, “The air fryer is the new must-have kitchen appliance. And it’s not just for lovers of fried foods.” If you’ve never heard of an air… Read More

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Q & A with Toby Amidor

If getting family meals on the table is a struggle, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook can make the task less daunting and far more enjoyable. I had the pleasure of interviewing nationally recognized registered dietitian Toby Amidor about her latest cookbook. Read on for her insights, and scroll down for… Read More

From Pasta to Pulses: Boosting Kids’ Intake

Disclaimer: I am a member of Barilla’s Pasta Advisory Council. As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. If you want to prepare nutritious and enjoyable family meals, including pasta and pulses can be a great move. Not only do these foods help your children meet… Read More

Celebrate Carbonara Day!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Passion for Pasta Advisory Council (Barilla). As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. It’s Carbonara Day! Pasta, the ultimate comfort food. What’s not to love? Today—April 6th—is #CarbonaraDay. To celebrate this classic dish, here’s a recipe from Barilla’s… Read More

4 Ways to Stay Strong When Your Resolutions Falter

Whether you crave a favorite food you’ve given up, can’t go to the gym as often as planned, or feel sapped of energy because you’ve fallen off your “New Year, New You” diet and exercise plan, don’t despair. Rebecca Scritchfield, registered dietitian nutritionist, author of Body Kindness, shares her tips… Read More

Fueling Young Athletes: Q & A with Heather Mangieri

Whether your kids play sports for fun or camaraderie or pursue athletics in a more serious, goal-oriented way, the new book Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017) by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Heather Mangieri is a must read.  I had the pleasure of discussing the book with Mangieri. Read on to… Read More

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Snack Traps

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with PLANTERS. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With the holiday season finally here, do you worry that shorter days and colder temperatures coupled with countless food-focused parties and events will make it even more of a challenge to maintain… Read More

4 Diet Tweaks That Don’t Suck

When I recently asked my friends what precluded them from making healthful dietary changes, their responses included everything from lack of time and laziness to pickiness and thinking change would be too difficult. The good news is making dietary changes doesn’t need to be drastic to be effective. In a… Read More