Nutrigenomics and Personal Health

I've always stressed the importance of considering the link between our nutrition and genetics. This study of the interplay between genetic variation and our diets is called nutrigenomics, and it greatly enhances our ability to personalize our health. I'll be further integrating these considerations into my practice with Nutrigenomix, a company that provides test kits for clients and advanced reporting for dietitians.* Take a look at a video below containing more information.

2013 DIFM Excellence in Practice Award

Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM), a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Food and Nutrition, is over 3,500 members strong, and comprised of Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists.

A4M Gut/Brain Symposium Recap

I recently attended the A4M (The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) Gut/Brain Symposium in Los Angeles. As a clinical nutritionist this is a big area of focus in my patient care approach.

New LIVES Data Standard for Restaurant Data

Hats off to San Franciso, New York City, Yelp and CfA (Code for America) for collaborating and launching:

What’s the Skinny on Fat?

There are many people that remain under the impression that dietary fat is bad for you. It can be confusing to know how much fat to eat and what kinds are healthy. Our bodies need fat for a number of fundamental health reasons and a century ago, relied on fat during seasonal times of leaner intake as a primary fuel source. That is not the way it goes today in the land of plenty.

Gut Health and Summer Travel

Many clients ask me about protecting their gut health while traveling to various destinations throughout the world, especially as vacations abound this time of year. Below are a few important considerations for your travel bag.

  • Saccharomyces boulardii, a beneficial yeast which has been demonstrated to reduce travelers' diarrhea.
  • A natural broad spectrum antimicrobial to help support the gut's own defenses in tackling foreign organisms. These can include: olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, and wormwood.

Introducing Somavance

Most of you know that one of my areas of clinical expertise and interest is pediatrics and pediatric developmental disabilities. It is very difficult to provide nutritional care services to a child without extending support to the parents and families as a whole. While I am honored and humbled to be considered a part of your village and guide you in your nutritional care, I have longed for the day when I would see the flood of chronic nutritionally related illness quell.

3 More Years

Nearly 10 years ago when my mother passed at the age of 76, my father, then 77, said,

Non-Nurturing Nuggets

About a month ago I was listening to the radio and heard a news story about a 17 year old British girl who was rushed to the hospital after collapsing from breathing problems. While at the hospital, doctors learned that this girl had been eating a daily dose of Chicken McNuggets since she was two years old.

Keeping the Weight Loss Ball Rolling

I'm sure some of you added weight loss to last month's resolution list. Since the initial gusto tends to wane a bit the farther we get from the New Year toast, I thought I'd give you a couple tips to help re-invigorate your weight loss momentum. The following tips will help you reach your weight loss goal in a healthy way.