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Free Informational Workshop: Nutrition & Inflamation

  Since you only have one body, it is crucial that it is fueled properly to run efficiently. Although the damage you may be creating within your body from improper nutrition may not be immediately obvious, illness and disease may become part of your aging process. Think about it this way: putting unleaded fuel in [...]

Nutrition is Important at Every Age

Nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining the health of seniors. Inadequate nutrition results from poor quality food choices and/or inadequate calories, both which can contribute to low energy, muscle loss, malnutrition, and obesity. As we age, it’s common to have a reduced appetite. Your sense of taste and smell may also diminish which often [...]

New Year, New Recipe

  You love to cook but have no time? Or, do you want to cook but don't know where to begin? Try The Zen of Slow Cooking spice blends that make meal time easy. Your meals will be delicious and healthy with minimal effort. Each month, the Zen of Slow Cooking provides a delicious recipe [...]

American College of Nutrition (ACN) Conference

While at the American College of Nutrition (ACN) Conference in Alexandria, Virginia in November, I met with Congressman Brad Schneider in his Washington D.C. office to lobby on behalf of the ACN. We discussed the need for improved nutrition and lifestyle coverage for Medicare as well as increasing health savings allowances to include nutritional supplements [...]

Not Your Ordinary Chicken Soup

It's no myth that chicken soup truly heals the body (and soul). Maybe that's why this cold weather has me yearning for my rich and nutritious homemade soup. My favorite, incredibly easy to make soup base is bone broth. So, what is bone broth, and why is it beneficial? Let's start with the benefits which [...]

Beware of Misleading Food Labels

Do the health claims on the packages of grocery store food influence which product you'll buy? If so, you're not alone. Studies on consumer buying habits show that people are more likely to purchase those products with health claims even though the claims can be very misleading. What are some of the most misleading claims [...]

Time for a Gut Check

We all experience symptoms of digestive distress from time to time, but many of us who have chronic symptoms write them off as "that's just who I am. Frequent digestive symptoms include heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. Actually, this is our bodies' way of alerting us that something isn't right. The use of medications [...]

Women’s Health Expo on April 30th, 2017

Join me on Sunday, April 30th at Tash Fitness in Skokie for a day filled with information on how to make being healthy more attainable. I am very excited to participate in the 1st Annual Women's Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo! Who? We are a group of women who believe you can be healthy no [...]

Are You Ready For A Spring Detox?

Detox has become a buzzword for getting healthy and losing weight. But, what does it mean to detox? Can anyone start a detox at any time? What are possible side effects of detoxing? To get answers to these questions join me on May 16th at 7:30PM at Flex Fitness Northbrook.

Asparagus to Celebrate Spring

April is an ideal time to also do some spring cleaning in our bodies. The change of seasons brings more daylight and lighter foods to replace the richer, heavier foods of winter. Asparagus is a favorite springtime veggie packed with nutrients and fiber that help eliminate toxins. Try this simple recipe to get your detox going! [...]