“The Ideal Nutritionist”

I will begin this story by telling you that I chose my career as a nutritionist in the beginning for all the wrong reasons: pure vanity. I started dieting so young I can’t even remember the exact age. I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela (best city on earth) but also a city with high pressures on beauty and always looking “perfect”. There is a reason why…

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Diabetes 1.0

What is Diabetes? If you have diabetes, your body has difficulty converting the food you eat into energy you can use. After you eat, your body breaks down some of the food (carbohydrate) in to glucose or sugar, which is the basic fuel for all the cells in your body. Insulin, a hormone produced in…

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The Thanksgiving Anti-inflammatory Food

There’s nothing quite like the aroma that comes from baking or roasting sweet potatoes in the fall. You get something very special: a house that truly smells like hearth and home. But that wonderful seasonal scent certainly isn’t the only benefit to the colorful vegetable. A treasure house of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, the…

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Eat less processed meats

About one third of cancer deaths can be attributed to poor diet and physical inactivity. Research has demonstrated that maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active throughout life, and consuming a healthy diet can substantially reduce a person’s lifetime risk of developing cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new dietary guidelines reflect what the American…

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Who needs to use protein supplements?

The protein and amino acid supplement market is big business. Bars, shakes, giant tubs of powder and specialist amino acid supplements dominate supplement shelves. But the decision to use them is based more on slick marketing claims than anything else; protein supplements offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering.…

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Don’t Blame your “Slow Metabolism”

Blaming weight gain on a slow metabolism is a common catch cry from many struggling to lose weight. Most people though would be better blaming the food they’re eating, or the exercise they’re not doing, as the real culprit. First, let’s consider the term ‘metabolism’. It means the process by which the body converts food…

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6 Simple ways to Eat Healthy when you are Busy

“How do I make smart eating choices on a busy schedule?” patients frequently ask. As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it’s easier…

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Tips for lowering blood sugar levels

Tips for lowering Blood Sugar Level If you have diabetes or you are at risk of developing it, these tips can help you to lower you blood glucose levels. • Lifestyle changes: For some, nutrition and exercise are the only interventions needed to control high blood glucose levels. Making lifestyle changes is not easy; it…

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Tips for Eating Healthy When Eating out

You can chose better when eating out, it’s all about balance. Here are a couple of tips you can apply when trying to eat healthier while out: As a beverage choice, ask for water or unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars. Ask for whole-wheat bread for sandwiches. In a restaurant, start your meal…

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12 Tips to Incorporate Healthy Foods Into Your Kids Diets

Slow Food members believe every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from, how to grow it, cook it and share it, and how to be healthy. These tips were developed by a Slow Food Greater Olympia member based on her family’s experience. 1. Researchers have found it takes kids seven tastes before…

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Eat your Veggies!

Why won’t we eat vegetables if everyone keeps saying is the key to better health today and in the future? I believe is human nature. We love something quick, fun and satisfying but don’t really like to take the time to take care of our “firearm health”. There are a few areas in our lives,…

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How to Gain Weight

For the majority of Americans, “envious” is the word that comes to mind for anyone who needs to gain weight. Most people are on the other end of the scale, desperately trying to lose weight.

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