Nutritional Know-How

6 Steps for Simple Meal Planning

Planning ahead will allow you to reap the benefits of healthier and less expensive home-cooked meals. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN If you are scrambling to get dinner on the table every night, you’re likely making less-than-ideal choices when it comes to nutrition and cost. Ready to make a change that will benefit […]

Ten “Super” Foods for a Well-stocked Kitchen

Functional Medicine Specialist Dr. Marsha Nunley Provides Tips for Healthy Eating What is a “superfood”? Most doctors and nutritionists will tell you that there is no scientific definition of “superfood,” that it is a marketing buzzword applied to foods that are good for you. Functional medicine specialist Dr. Marsha Nunley, founder of H.E.A.L. Medical, agrees […]

Cooking with Coconut

A new cookbook offers recipes and nutritional know-how to integrate this tropical superfood into your home cooking.  No longer limited to the novelty shelf in the produce section, coconut in myriad forms is popping up in every aisle in the grocery store: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut flour are just […]

Stock the Pantry: Top 12 Foods to Improve Your Health

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition, California Health & Longevity Institute Canned beans. Keep a variety of canned beans on hand (kidney, black, pinto, cannellini) for a quick and easy source of vegetarian protein. Rinse and drain them, then eat with brown rice and salsa, use to make your own hummus or bean […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits

While the holiday season can be stressful, it is also a wonderful and joyful season filled with fun social events. Your calendar may be full of holiday concerts, office parties, caroling, festivals, and cocktail parties. The drinks will flow and delicious treats abound, but the holidays don’t have to derail your diet.

Have You Ever Been “Hangry”?

Many of us are all too fa¬miliar of the sensation of being “hangry” (hungry and angry)—the short fuse that is so easily set off when we’ve gone too long without a meal or snack. In this weary state, otherwise inconsequen¬tial upsets cause us to snap. We may feel anxious, frustrated, and overwhelmed for no rational […]

Many Older Americans are at Risk of Malnutrition

You might be surprised to find the topic of malnutrition in the news. But it turns out that a large segment of our population, namely older Americans, is at risk of not eating enough or enough food with adequate nutrients.

What’s Really Worth Buying at the Farmers’ Market?

As farmers’ markets become more widespread, we hear a lot about the benefits of buying our food at these community events. To name a few: produce is local and therefore tends to be very fresh and hasn’t required extensive shipping resources; we’re supporting local growers and the local economy; and the produce is in season, […]

Know Before You Go: Farmers’ Market 101

Planning to shop local for your produce this summer? If so, learning a bit about your neighborhood vendors and the produce they sell can ensure that you find the quality you are looking for. By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE The number of farmers’ markets across the country is growing, fueled by an increase in interest […]

How Much Protein?

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition California Health & Longevity Institute Protein is a hot topic in nutrition and the marketing campaigns of food products, generating myriad “high-protein” foods in the marketplace as well as continued questions from consumers as to dietary recommendations. Despite the continued push among food pro­ducers to create protein-rich […]