Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

I made my weekly pilgrimage to Trader Joe’s on Monday and as soon as I walked in I was greeted by a huge display of fresh cherries. The same thing happened when I hit my local food store and my local farmers market this week. Which reminded me, I love cherries! They are sweet and  … Read more


Nuts for Nuts!

I read somewhere once that, “nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages.” Ha! The nutritionist in me loves this because I am….nuts for nuts. These bite size snacks are nutritional powerhouses; they are known for their anti-inflammatory nature and are packed with heart-healthy fats, proteins, flavonoids, fiber, vitamin  … Read more


Bye Bye Bloat!

If you are experiencing bloating—that sensation of fullness, pressure in your lower abdomen, your pants just fitting a little bit more tightly than they should be, you are not alone. 10-30 percent of people admit to feeling bloated more than a quarter of the time! Sometimes bloating can be painful, almost like menstrual cramps, sometimes  … Read more


The F Word!

It’s my favorite of all the “f” words. No, not the one you’re thinking of, although I’ve been known to let that one slip from time to time. It’s Fiber! Now, don’t worry, this conversation is not going to get all #2 talky on you again. Although, if you missed my post on, “The Power  … Read more


Don’t “Poo-Poo” the Power of Poop

You’re full of s*it, and you’re full of s*it, and you’re full of s*it. No seriously, I bet at least half of you reading this are literally full of s*it! Constipation is so widespread among Americans that a recent study showed that 16 percent of all Americans and a third of those older than 60  … Read more