Lets Warm Up Your Winter

Whether we want to believe it…winter is upon us!  We have already had the first snow here in Chicagoland!  Just because the thermostat is creeping closer and closer to zero, doesn’t mean you can’t warm up your winter.  Some people like to grab a warm drinks…tea, hot cider, coffee, lattes…while I enjoys these as well, … Continue reading

How To Save Yourself From Holiday Weight Gain

Now that Halloween is behind us…it’s time to start thinking about the holiday seasons…as it will be here before you know it! Are you like many that gain weight over the holiday season?  If so, commit to make this year different!  Holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family but unfortunately, it could … Continue reading

Do you have a drinking problem?

Do you have a few drinks, or more, throughout the day?  If not, you should be!  No, I’m not talking about beer, wine and cocktails…I talking about water. Yeah, I know…that’s not as fun…but water is vital.  Did you know that your body is roughly 60-70% water?  Here are a few reasons why you should … Continue reading

Ask The Dietitian

My doctor told me that I am a “carrier” for celiac disease but I don’t have it…what does that mean? -private, Illinois via email Celiac disease is linked to heredity, meaning you only can develop celiac if you carry the gene(s) that predispose you to it. Not everyone who carries the celiac disease gene(s) ultimately … Continue reading

What to Eat to Prevent Osteoporosis

Many of us, especially women, have heard the importance of keeping your bones strong. We’ve all seen the “got Milk?” commercials and have heard how calcium helps prevent osteoporosis. But there are more surprising ways to help strengthen your bones and get calcium. Here are some tips to help you start better preserving your bones … Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical cancer is a cancer of the cervix which is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It may or may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests. Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women across the globe. Like most other illnesses, what you eat, … Continue reading

ask the dietitian

My doctor told me that I should try a cleanse…why would I want to do that and how do I choose one? – Pam, FLorida via Facebook Great question Pam!  There are many cleanses on the market today but they are not all created equal!  You can find pill, suppositories, and even juice cleanses.  Some … Continue reading