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NYC Nutrition

  November is American Diabetes Month and with all the talk about blood sugar and high quantities of sugar in our diets, glucose is on our minds. As a dietitian, I work with many patients who live with diabetes, and one of my number one recommendations for diabetics is to increase their fiber intake. Before, […]

NYC Dietitian Offers Six Tips to Replace Frankenstein Foods

To celebrate Halloween, I started thinking about foods in disguise – foods that dress like foods but are hiding a whole bunch of Frankenstein elements behind them to keep them looking  and tasting like food. Many of us take things at face value, pick them off the shelf and put them into our carts. But […]

Personal Trainer NYC Tip of the Month

“Stop slouching.” “Sit up straight.” Growing up to our grandmothers, mothers and aunts harping about bad posture, we thought it was about drinking tea nicely and being “a lady.” Certainly part of it was that. But, on a much deeper level, they were right. Sit up straight. Stand straight. Walk tall. Good posture is good […]

Science and Nutrition, New Studies Bring Back Fats

There are absolutely no absolutes. (Except for trans fats – they’re absolutely bad). It seems as if there are waves of nutritional trends, and the pendulum has swung from no-fat diets and cholesterol fear to putting sugar on the hot seat. Nutrition, like any science, isn’t static. As science gets better with studies and our […]

A Registered Dietitian Takes a Close Look at What’s in your Glass

Got Milk-Substitute? That ad campaign hasn’t really caught on. The Healthy Eating Plate, created by Harvard’s School of Public Health, is a response to the USDA’s MyPlate. The big difference in the Harvard diet is that there is a conspicuous absence of dairy products. The cow has lost its protagonism. Hemp, oat, almond, coconut, soy, […]

Nutritionist NYC September Health Tip

  Lower your blood pressure and risk of stroke. Prevent bone loss. Make your blood vessels function better. You can do all this by increasing one element in your diet. Right now you are seeing dollar signs and wondering how much this magic pill will cost. It’s a lot less expensive, and easier, than you […]

Satisfy Your Child’s Sweet Tooth With These Healthy Alternatives

  Kids love sweets. Human beings love sweets. In fact, we can blame our ancestors and evolution for our innate sweet tooth tendencies, as evolutionary biologist and Harvard University professor Daniel Lieberman writes in The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease: “Sugar is a deep, deep ancient craving.” Here’s a great NPR […]

Tackling the “Weight” Discussion with Children from a Registered Dietitian’s POV

Our children are inundated, daily, with images, videos, and clips of photoshopped “perfect bodies.”  The messages they receive  about what bodies are the “right” bodies are loud and clear. But then we walk into a supermarket, and behold  the bright colored sugary treats, right at eye level, all within reach. Add commercials touting every packaged […]