Tagged: "nutrition"

February 26, 2011

Oscars: Behind The Scences With Celeb Dietitian

As exciting and engaging as the movies up for “best” are, we all know that seeing who’s there (and with whom), what they are wearing, and how they look so darn good (or perhaps not so good) gets equal if not greater attention. While I have no connection to the first two, the “how do […]

December 17, 2010

What Is ‘Raw’ Food? Is There Cause for Concern?

Stephen Colbert hightlights Raw Dairy Raid in Venice, CA and it begs the question: Why are some people: celebs, athletes, and not-so-local folks enduring LA traffic and paying to join a private club (Rawesome) so they can consume these products? Before The Raid Rawesome was just a local private food club selling some of the […]

December 16, 2010

Winter Woes: Tips to Overcome Dehydration & Prevent Colds

Winter is here. We see it in our skin, hair and nails – the dryness, and the resulting little cracks that will prove to be excellent entrance ways for bad bugs that can lead to winter colds. How do we spell protection against winter dryness and colds? HYDRATION Sometimes hydration is only thought of as […]

December 03, 2010

AKA HOLIDAY TIP SHEET

December, the 12th month of the year…the time when holidays can create a holidaze leaving even the most health committed person saying, “I’ll get back on track in the New Year.” Well, we all know what putting off for tomorrow what we should do today can do for our health, our energy, our skin and […]

December 01, 2010

Vitamin D is for Dangerous???

In a never-ending cycle of “we say it’s good today, then we say it’s bad tomorrow” the recent raising of the vitamin D daily recs, while acknowledging the need to increase levels in Americans, confuses consumers with a concern about whether to supplement and what levels are actually best. The following review on the matter […]

January 08, 2010

Teen Angst: Why Do I Have to Eat Fruits & Vegetables

Exerpt from a recent interview with Ashley Koff RD (read more at Teen Vogue.com) Recently I learned that less than ten percent of teens are not getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Many teens may think it’s no big deal to eat mostly processed foods and snacks rather than fruits and vegetables. Are […]

October 25, 2009

FDA Targets Nutritional Claims on Food Packaging

WSJ: FDA Targets Nutritional Claims on food packaging Finally! Is all I can say. Finally! Is all I can say. The above Wall Street Journal article examines the issue that led to a “Smart Choice” labeling on a box of Froot Loops (Thank you folks like Bill Mahrer for publicly outing this ridiculousness). My take? […]

August 26, 2009

Pit Stop for Better Energy, Digestive Wellness, and Desired Weight

When it comes to nutrition blunders resulting in poor energy, I first point my finger at historic nutrition education. You see, for many years, nutrition has taught us to think about fueling up our bodies in the wrong way. Mistake: Daily intake matters Ideas such as: how many DAILY calories, how many DAILY grams of […]

June 11, 2009

Got Acid Reflux? Is your medicine breaking your bones?

By Ashley Koff RD and Gerard E. Mullin MD This article in US News raised concerns among patients about a link between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a common treatment for acid reflux disease, and bone fractures. Their concerns led us to want to discuss the following: a) What is Acid Reflux, really? b) Why do we […]