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Staying True to Your Health and Wellness Goals Over the Summers

School is out and it is summertime. I was at my son's college graduation this past weekend. The plane was full and filled with kids of all ages. The sun was out and the ice cream stores were open. For those of us who have special diets or health…
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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,…

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…

Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Help Prevent and Improve Cardiovascular Disease

As I sit at my desk this morning looking out at new spring flowers popping up in my yard, I am reminded that even in California we have seasonal changes and that it brings joy to celebrate them, as subtle as they sometimes are. I like to use…

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…

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…
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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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

The Best Menopause Diet: Keto, Paleo, Low Carb, Mediterranean, or Vegan/ Plant-Based?

I am super excited to be teaming up with BossaBars, a brand new bar for women in the transition from peri-menopause through menopause. BossaBars believes that the time has come to shift our beliefs about the experience of menopause from shame…

Seasonal Allergies

You know the feeling, the flowers are in bloom and beautiful, then the itchy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, and headaches start. I wanted to share few tips to help weather allergy season with as few symptoms as possible. Seasonal…

Food: Is It Stressing You Out? Learn How to Use It to Mitigate Stress Instead

This blog post is reposted from THE MARIN LAWYER An Official Publication of the Marin County Bar Association and was originally posted in March of 2020. You can find the original story at https://issuu.com/marinbar/docs/mar20-issuu…

Blood Sugar and the Goldilocks Zone

How do you feel after you eat a meal? I have started asking my clients that question. It might seem like I am being polite, but I am looking for clues about their blood sugar and insulin levels. This is something you can do at home after every…

Taking Care of You: A Mind-Body Skills Group for Women

In case you missed the announcement, I wanted to make sure that you heard the exciting news... I am launching  Taking Care of You: A Mind-Body Skills Group for Women on April 15th Last week I had the opportunity to hear Glennon Doyle…

Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Support Immune Health

I listened to an interesting webinar last week from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) about what we can do to improve our immune system as we wait and prepare for the vaccine. Some of us, including me, are going to have a bit of wait…

The Special Diet And The End of The Struggle

I was talking with a client this week who is following a therapeutic diet that is quite restrictive. In addition to a lot of digestive issues, she is struggling with a lot of feelings about having to follow this diet and finding that she starts…

Feel Nourished, Not Deprived

It is the end of January and your health and wellness goals may not be as front and center as you had planned on at the beginning of the month. I am working with a client that I want to tell you about. She came to me complaining that over the…

Bone Broth

Somethings never change. I was looking back at some pictures from a year ago and snapped this as I finished bottling up some homemade bone broth and this morning I did the exact same thing. Cooking roasted bones (beef, turkey, pork, chicken,…

One Woman’s Compelling Story To A Better Night’s Sleep and a Whole Lot More

Today I wanted to share with you one client's transformational experience. It's a story you might relate to, like I did. I was first introduced to this client through a mutual friend. We got to talking about the trouble she was having falling…

Stress: Sleeping, eating, exercising, and more during the pandemic

Here in the Bay Area we are in the middle of another stay-at-home order. For most of us, staying at home has come with both benefits and challenges. For me, one benefit is having my sons living at home again and one of my biggest challenges…
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Gluten-Free Diet: Is it working and am I doing it right?

Are you following a gluten-free diet and not feeling as good as you think you should or are you unsure if a gluten-free diet might be helpful for your particular situation?  I want to tell you about a client of mine who has been following…

Mindful Eating: Slowing down can increase satisfaction

Did you know that meditation and medicine both come from the same Sanskript root word meaning "taking care". We all want to take care of ourselves. I talk with most of my clients about a mindfulness or meditation practice. The benefits are huge…