Nutritional Know-How

Coping with Emotional Overeating

Let’s be honest: most of us have reached for a favorite treat during a rough day. And, really, if a tasty pick-me-up now and then puts the smile back on your face, it’s a great remedy. But if you are addressing your blue mood with more than a small treat and find yourself eating to […]

Dining Out the Smart Way

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition California Health & Longevity Institute Eating out is a way of life for most of us. In fact, many of us are eating at least 50 percent of our meals away from home. We do it for con­venience, for pleasure, and out of necessity. Typically, when we […]

Rooting for Nutrition

Fall is a time of transition—the temperatures drop, the leaves change color, and Mother Nature seems to prepare us to turn inward for the impending winter. While we may long for the warmth of the summer sun and the taste of juicy tomatoes, fall has her own gifts to offer, and if you dig deep—quite literally—you’ll find them, in the form of root vegetables.

Whole Grains Associated with Less Belly Fat

If you need another reason to switch to whole grains, maybe the results of a recent study will convince you. Researchers found that adults who eat three servings of whole grains a day (and less than one serving of refined grains a day) have less belly fat.

Beyond Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkins are for more than carving and pies—they deserve to hold a larger role in the fall kitchen

You May Want to Think Again about Giving up Gluten

If you’re trying to avoid gluten in addition to a low-FODMAPs diet in an effort to manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may want to think again: recent research suggests that the frequently maligned protein may not be the culprit behind your digestive troubles. A low-FODMAPs diet may ease IBS troubles, but avoiding […]

Breaking the Fast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s a refrain we hear from dieticians, educators, and health experts. Breakfast—or the lack thereof—has the potential to make or break your day. This tiny, early morning meal has the power to fuel your brain and body for a healthy, happy, focused day.

Foods that Ruin Your Mood

  By Maryann Hammers You’re having a rough day. So you treat yourself to candy, a cookie, or vending-machine snack. After all, you deserve a little comforting, right? Be prepared: Your bad day is about to get worse. And the bluer you are, the deeper you’re likely to compulsively dig into the cookie jar or […]

Omega-3: The Fountain of Youth?

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition, California Health & Longevity Institute With the wide variety of supplements and procedures marketed to make people look and feel younger, you may be wondering if it’s all hype or if science actually endorses any of these options. There is in fact one supplement that consistently yields […]

Diet Disasters

Dieting may amount to nothing more than a simple math equation—eat less and exercise more to create a calorie deficit—but it is anything but simple. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve no doubt made a few critical dieting mistakes.