Monthly Archives: February 2018

Turn your yogurt into a SUPER PROBIOTIC

I’ve recently been discussing the fascinating experimental research from MIT detailing the almost unbelievable changes observed in mice when supplemented with probiotic species Lactobacillus reuteri (strain ATCC PTA 6475). Mice developed thicker more luxuriant fur, thicker dermal layers of the skin and thicker overall skin, and increased testosterone levels, as well as dramatically increased skin collagen deposition and doubled oxytocin blood levels. Both the range of changes and their magnitude are jaw-dropping. I’ve therefore been playing around with the idea of supplementing higher intakes of L. reuteri […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency: Are You Getting Enough?

Are you getting enough Vitamin D? Is it necessary to get more? Find out the FACTS here! There has been a lot of talk about vitamin D lately. Are we getting enough? Are we getting too much? How much do we really need? What Is Vitamin D And Why Do We Need It? When we are exposed to ultraviolet B light from the sun or artificial sources, vitamin D3 is created photochemically in our skin. Food sources like fatty fish, eggs, and meat also provide D3. Once […]

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5 Healthy Activities + Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Is kombucha safe during pregnancy? What about cold-pressed juice? Hot yoga? Today we’re talking about typically healthy activities and foods that are not healthy during pregnancy. The list of things pregnant women are advised to avoid is lengthy. Depending on who you ask, everyone has a different set of foods, products, and activities that they say can harm a pregnant woman or her developing baby. Some are accurate, some are actually fine. As we learned recently, sushi is one of those things that is a definite no-no. […]

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Plant-Based Diets For Weight Loss

Plant-based diets are good for your health, but can they also help you lose weight? We’re looking at the research on vegan/vegetarian diets and weight loss in this week’s episode of The Sitch! Happy New Year, Friends! I hope everyone has had a happy, healthy holiday season! Since the start of the new year is a prime time for people to make big changes in their health habits, I figured today was the perfect time to address the topic of plant-based diets and weight loss. Let me […]

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Warm Roasted Butternut Squash + Farro Salad

I’ve teamed up with Dole Packaged Foods to bring you a delicious warm roasted butternut squash and farro salad full of nature’s bounty — eggplant, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, and California dates. I used to think I didn’t like salads. Salads represented cold, tasteless, lifeless diet food that I would begrudgingly force myself to eat in college in an attempt to outweigh the effects of weekends full of Bud Light and delivery pizzas. In recent years though, around the time when I ditched the notion that a healthy […]

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How To Eat Healthy With Your Partner

5 simple ways for you and your partner to get in sync with healthy eating — and the motivation behind it. Whether you’re struggling with maintaining your own health goals with a lack of support, are mindful of your partner’s health or health issues, or want to make a new lifestyle change and want a teammate — getting on the same page as a unit will make this new lifestyle and habit change, even more, successful. Our partners are oftentimes at the center of our support system, […]

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Creamy Turmeric Dressing

A creamy, dairy-free turmeric dressing that tastes fantastic on salads and Nourish Bowls, alike. When I told you guys on Instagram the other day that I was in the kitchen testing recipes for dressings, I was blown away by how many of you wanted to see them here on the NS Blog! Well, maybe not blown away entirely because homemade salad dressing is always, always a good idea and worth the extra five minutes it takes to whisk together the ingredients. Forget the processed stuff. Homemade dressings […]

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Nutrition Listen: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I always have this simple superfood stocked in my pantry. Chia seeds are loaded with soluble fiber — and I delve into why this seed can improve your digestion. These amazing little seeds also have the ability to completely transform in size and volume, taking on up to 10 times their weight in liquid. They’re a popular superfood for good reason! If you’re looking to add more fiber to your diet, or looking for a filling component to a meal or […]

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Tips for Building a Strong Immune System as You Age

Overall, your immune system works well to defend your body against microorganisms that can increase your risk of diseases. However, sometimes the defense wall isn’t strong enough. As you age, it’s important to take precautionary measures to build a strong, healthy immune system to lessen your chance of developing harmful diseases and illnesses. To function well, your immune system needs quality love and care. By choosing to restore your health and follow The Hallelujah Diet – a program that follows specific dietary suggestions to help you rebuild […]

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