Entries by Barbara Sobel

Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Supporting Mental Health

According to Mental Health America almost 20% of adults, roughly 50 million people, in the US are experiencing a mental illness right now and roughly one-third of us can expect to experience anxiety, one of the most common mental illnesses, sometime within our lifetime. As we talk more openly in society about mental health issues, […]

Blood Pressure

Recently, I shared some tips about cardiovascular disease. This week I wanted to dig down a little bit deeper into high blood pressure because I am seeing more and more clients, especially women in midlife being diagnosed with high blood pressure (high cholesterol and pre-diabetes, or high blood sugar, seem to pop up all of […]

Aging Well: Hydration

Dear Friend, Happy end of September!  This week I am continuing my series on aging well with another key habit, adequate hydration. Proper hydration is one of the simplest things we can do to help support our health and wellness at any age and especially as we age. Even being a little bit dehydrated can affect […]

Aging Well: Movement

One of the things I am passionate about is age well. For me, that means doing what I can to reduce my risk of chronic disease and cognitive decline, move with ease, create a community, and continue to have relevance and meaning in my life. It all sounds great, but the question my clients ask me […]

Is what you are eating, eating you?

I can’t tell you how many times in the last few weeks a client has said to me something like … I took this or that food out of my diet because I read that it isn’t good for you. It may be that the food they are mentioning is problematic for their unique body, […]

Sustainable Seafood

Last week I had a great conversation with Don Mayfield of Fishmonger Don. Don is passionate about the ocean and about working with local, sustainable, and traceable ingredients. As a nutritionist, I know that seafood is nourishing, and can play a big part in our health-building diets. Seafood is full of important nutrients ranging from omega 3 fatty acids in fatty […]

Food Waste

I have been reading a lot of interesting articles and blogs about reducing food waste. One statistic that caught my eye was posted in a Delish.com article. According to the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found the average U.S. household wastes nearly over 30% of its food and for most of us that meals throwing away about $1,800 […]

9 Strategies for Parents of Picky Eaters

At one time or another, most parents face the challenge of having a child who refuses or disdains certain foods. This can be highly frustrating for parents, cause stress at mealtimes, and result in children missing out on nutritional benefits. Introducing new foods can be daunting for parents of picky eaters. Learn what’s normal, strategies […]

Three Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

Have you noticed that when you don’t get a good night’s sleep your mood is off, you don’t think as clearly, and/or you find yourself gravitating to sweets, especially in the late afternoon? It is real work for me to get to bed on time every single night. I get busy or engrossed in a […]