American College of Nutrition Certified Nutrition Specialist | Author | Professor of Nutrition


Archive | General RSS feed for this section

ravioli with herbs

15 Minute Meal: Skillet Ravioli

It seems like every night lately (with the exception of Thanksgiving), a 15-minute meal is all I could manage. Once Halloween happens, it is like the starting gun goes off for the race to New Year’s. Holiday after holiday, party after party, shopping, cooking, wrapping, carding, all while regular life keeps moving too. It is […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

It is Holiday Prep Time

 A lot of grocery sales are going on this time of year, and it’s a good idea to stock up on basics to make holiday prep easier. Things like flour, sugar, canned pumpkin, and other pantry staples will keep well until the holidays. You will be less stressed if you have most of your ingredients […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

It All Started In May

What Greece Taught Me… I spent the last two weeks of May in a glorious Greek haze of delicious food, lovely people, and a deep connection to human history. The plan was to share everything with you all when I got back. However, what I found when I returned was my husband barely able to […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Probiotic Update: Choose Visbiome

My new probiotic of choice is Visbiome instead of VSL #3. Many of you are taking the probiotic VSL #3 based on my recommendation. The original VSL #3 formula has changed and is now no longer as effective. The original VSL #3 formula is now available in a probiotic called Visbiome. You can order Visbiome […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Greek White Bean Soup

Fasolada, Greek White Bean Soup Crete Style

“If you want to live a long life, eat like a Cretan” – says everyone I ask about the diet of Crete.   The island of Crete is the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet, and where we first discovered its health benefits back in the 1960s. Their cuisine today is similar to what people have […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
beautiful salad with beets

Quick and Fabulous Holiday Food

Best Holiday Salad and a Lazy Lasagna  The key to a festive, enticing holiday salad is adding something with a bold, bright color like beets, winter squash, or orange segments. The jewel colors are enticing and make the salad feel special. If salad feels like a treat it is a double win for everyone.  Next, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Prostate Cancer Ribbon photo

Prostate Cancer – A Personal Story

This is a message from Tom Yei, who has been battling prostate cancer for five years. His experience can help anyone who is newly diagnosed and their loved ones. Getting a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary and confusing. I hope this information will help. – Denise   I am Tom, and I am […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Anxiety in scrabble letters

Inflammation and Anxiety

Joe came into my office anxious, overweight and suffering from IBS. Joe came to see me to lose weight, and Joe was surprised that nutrition therapy could help with IBS. We were both surprised that nutrition therapy dramatically reduced his anxiety.   We worked together for eight sessions, over about five months. After the first […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Cover of Calm Your Inflammation

Calm Your Inflammation is Here!

My first book, Calm Your Inflammation, is finally available and I want you all to be the first to know. Your kind words and support have been essential to this project and all of my work.    This book has been a labor of love. It is a simple, easy-to-implement plan for transitioning to an […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Aging in Place

Hello everyone! While I am finishing up my book, Kent Elliot has graciously agreed to give us the scoop on Aging in Place. Many of us want to stay at home during our golden years, and these modifications can make this a safe alternative. Enjoy! Safe at Home: Easy Accessibility Modifications for the Elderly Author: […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }