The following blog posts are categorized under Minerals & Vitamins

Supplementing your health

  Want to know a semi-secret? I’m not a big supplement-pusher, and pills actually make me gag. And psssttt…in my search for solutions to my previous health problems, I consulted with what feels like hundreds of so-called experts who, instead of asking me about my diet, recommended hundreds of dollars worth of supplements. I used to have drawers full of vitamins, but it wasn’t until I truly figured out my Nutritional Style that I found relief from my health issues, lost weight and began to feel amazing again. When I became a Health and Nutrition Coach, I decided to do things differently. While I do recommend some selected supplements, because my clients sometimes have deficiencies or feel better with them, my focus is on food and how you feel. The time when I DO recommend supplementation is in the winter months, when local produce is scarce and when our bodies have to work harder to fight off colds, flus and defend itself against the cold and lack of sunshine. If you or your family seems to get sick often, maybe it’s time to supplement your nutrition. Here’s what’s on my personal supplement shelf now. Elderberry: This tasty herb is antiviral…

In My (Spring) Medicine Cabinet

In My… (Spring) Medicine Cabinet

At the first whisper of spring, I want to shed my jacket and walk under the soft, early sun. But allergens are everywhere and colds and flu’s are still around. Your…

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Magnesium, the miracle mineral

  Meet my friend, Magnesium, the miracle mineral. Magnesium is found in many foods, like spinach, nuts, black beans, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate, but chances are you’re still lacking…

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How to Be Well

  I’ve never insisted that my clients take supplements, and in fact, I really believe in getting our nourishment from whole, fresh food. But the fact is that I work…

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Drink Your Chia

  The warmer weather (finally) is making me want to get out and move, so I thought I’d share my favorite sports recovery drink with you. This is great for…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

  Flowers are the perfect gift, always, for Mother’s Day… or a new nightgown, or an elegant bathrobe that she’d never buy herself.  But there are some healthy goodies that…

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Foods to Keep You Looking 10 Years Younger (Trust Me!)

  It can be difficult to tell a woman’s age. Have you ever met a woman whom you’re sure is much older than you, and you find out that she’s…

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Red Foods for Heart Health

  February is Heart Health Month in the US, and I was a guest on ABC’s “Let’s Talk Live” last week sharing five red foods for heart health. The American…

Butternut, Spinach, and Pumpkin / Sesame Salad

Spinach, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds are beneficial foods for their high magnesium content, a calming, essential mineral that many of us are lacking. Adding in magnesium rich foods at stressful times, like the holidays, are a wonderful way to keep your balance and maintain your calm. Turmeric spice is anti-inflammatory, and is a great addition to your spice cupboard year round. Ingredients 1 butternut squash, approximately 2 1/4 pounds 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for squash, plus 2 tablespoons for dressing 1/3 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup water, boiled 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar 4 ounces (about 3 cups) spinach and other salad leaves if desired 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted or sesame seeds toasted Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. 2. Cube the butternut squash into 1 inch cubes, or purchase already cubed. 3. Put the butternut into a bowl with the salt, spices, and 2 tablespoons oil and stir until covered, then add to baking sheet (Don’t clean the bowl yet). 3. Bake the squash for 30-40 minutes. Check to see if it is cooked through by piercing with a fork; some…

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Sugar, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  I spoke to a group of kids from D.C.’s public school system this week, as part of the RECESS program for the American Heart Association. My topic at this…

 
 
 
 
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