Calories vs Nutrients

As a nutritionist, it's expected that I talk about calories a LOT. On average, about 80% of my clients ask, "How many calories should I be eating?" That's a difficult question to answer because it's different for each and every person. Yes, calories are a measurement of energy within the body and the body is thought to run off calories -- because that is what we were educated to believe. I believe a bit differently...

NightShades and Lectins

Do you have an Autoimmune Disease or Gut Issues? Chances are you've been advised to steer clear of Nightshades and Lectines. Why and what are they? Nightshades actually reference the several thousand members that make up a species of plant called Solanaceae. While most of these aren't edible, several are, including tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, etc. All foods that are considered Nightshades contain Lectins, but not all foods that contain Lectins are nightshades. Let me explain. Lectins are proteins within foods that are carbohydrate binding...

Is Keto Good for Me?

Is Keto good for me? My questions to you.... What is your goal with Keto? What does a Keto diet to you look like to you? How do you plan to get into Ketosis? What does your diet currently look like? Just like any protocol there a method to the madness and the recipe needs...

I heard it's Good for Me

How many of you have a tendency to jump on a fad diet bandwagon or food train because they read or hear somewhere that "it's good for them" or see falsified results via social media platforms? Many patients express frustration of little or temporary results because fad diets often claim they'll lead to quick weight loss and advocate the removal of entire food groups when in reality fad diets are based on belief systems rather than diets backed up by actual research. "I eat a lot of nuts, because those are good for me, right?" "I've been doing intermittent fasting, I heard it's good for my heart....