The Quality of the Food You Eat

Does it matter?

It's much less about counting calories and more about focusing on the nutritional quality of the food you eat. In these three studies by Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, Jama and the New England Journal of Medicine the findings indicate that the quality of the food you eat does matter.

“A calorie is a calorie” is an oft-repeated dietary slogan, and not overeating is indeed an important health measure. Rather than focusing on calories alone, however, emerging research shows that quality is also key in determining what we should eat and what we should avoid in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Read the article 


The Healthy Eating Plate, created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health and editors at Harvard Health Publications, was designed to address deficiencies in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s MyPlate. The Healthy Eating Plate provides detailed guidance, in a simple format, to help people make the best eating choices.


Basil Pesto

A simple, delicious and nutritious sauce with many uses


Basil Pesto

Nothing screams summer like a batch of homemade pesto and it's a perennially favorite in our house.  I thank the Genovese people for inventing it. Pesto is most often served over pasta, but it's also delicious when tossed with parboiled new potatoes or string beans and as a base …

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Are You a Nighttime Food Binger?

8 Steps to Stop Your Nighttime Binges

As a Functional Medicine physician, Dr. Mark Hyman has dedicated his practice to tackling the root causes of chronic disease and dramatically improving the health of his patients through diet and exercise.

In this informative video, Dr. Hyman explains how hormonal imbalance can drive food cravings and he offers helpful suggestions to help overcome them. 

Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you’ve had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself binging at night. 

You are not alone! Are you hungry after a big meal? Do you continue eating late into the night? Millions suffer from this devastating problem that leads to obesity, diabetes, and depression! 

Have you ever thought about why, even after a big meal, you crave more food, more sugar, and more junk, and you want to have chips or sweets or other unhealthy foods?

What is the root cause of this, and how do we deal with it? Watch the video


Would you like help dealing with sugar cravings and learn how you can increase your energy level?  Learn more about the role of a health coach:

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