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How to Start a Healthy Morning Ritual in 5 Steps

Journaling as part of a healthy morning ritual

Here’s how to start a healthy morning ritual for weight loss, blood sugar management, heart health and more! My morning ritual needed some tweaking. How I start my day sets the tone for the next 16 or so hours. And I want those hours to…

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Is Fish Safe to Eat? No More Fears!

Norwegian Salmon with veggies

We aren’t eating enough fish! Well, actually I am. But on average, Americans eat waaaay less seafood than the recommended couple servings per week. Here’s the bottom line right at the top: Yes, fish is safe to eat! And it’s really good for you. Let…

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Easy Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe: Healthy & Delicious

There’s no such thing as having too many easy salmon recipes! And once you taste this healthy honey mustard salmon, you’ll decide that this recipe is a definite keeper. When I travel, I love to visit supermarkets and lots of restaurants to try different foods,…

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What Foods are the Best Sources of Prebiotics?

Prebiotic food sources including onions, garlic, oats and edamame

What foods have prebiotics? Everyone is talking gut health these days! You know about the microbes in your gut, and you’ve probably heard of probiotics in your food or supplements. But what about prebiotics? What are prebiotics? In short, prebiotics are food for the good…

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Carbohydrate Foods: Get Answers to Your Questions

shrimp tacos

Aak, carbohydrates are vilified as public enemy number one. Again and again and again. Carb-bashers claim carbohydrate foods are the root of obesity, inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, you-name-it. No berries and yogurt for these folks. No sandwiches, tacos, lentil soup or brown rice either. They…

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How Saying “I can’t eat that” Ruins Healthy Eating

cookies on a platter may lead to emotional eating

“I can’t eat that!” And other negative thoughts that derail healthy eating. Even if it’s only in your head, words have power. So let’s choose our words carefully. Maybe you’re surprised to learn that negative thoughts might be holding you back. I’m not because I’ve…

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Lifestyle Reset: Your 24-Hour Prediabetes Action Plan

healthy fish and salad for prediabetes action plan

Prediabetes is a wake-up call. It’s a sign that something is metabolically awry. Your very best opportunity to reverse prediabetes or slow it’s progression is today! Here’s your 24-hour prediabetes action plan to help with your lifestyle reset. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide is your lifestyle…

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Grated Summer Squash Salad: A New Favorite

close up of summer squash salad with basil

Summertime eating is the best! We’ve been enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden and from our farm share. And I’ve been swimming in zucchini and yellow squash, so I came up with this simple, pretty and very tasty summer squash salad. I’ve tried it with…

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What are Phytochemicals? Boost Your Health Today!

Brussels sprouts have phytochemicals

The word phytochemical literally means plant chemical, and there are thousands of them in the diet. What are phytochemicals? They’re compounds that give plants color, flavor and aroma. They help protect the plant from attacks by insects and diseases. But they are also a treasure…

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5 Ways Poor Sleep Hurts Your Blood Sugar

sleep and blood sugar are related

Sleep rocks! Am I right? Sadly, more than 1/3 of adults in the US fail to get enough Z’s. Oddly, that’s the same number of adults with prediabetes. Related? At least a little. Sleep and health are closely linked and so are sleep and blood…

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Welcome to my Blog

Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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