Celiac Disease and Gluten: Info You Need to Know

Celiac Disease Celiac disease is a genetically mediated autoimmune disease that causes major intestinal inflammation and damage from the consumption of gluten. The chances of having celiac disease is 1:141. The treatment of this disease is a very strict gluten-free diet. Since following a gluten- free diet can be very challenging, the person with celiac disease needs a support system...
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It All Goes Back To Baseball: Nutrition Philosophy Learned From the Game

It’s Opening Day!  Another season begins. Don’t stop reading.  We promise this really is about nutrition.  We want to share what baseball has helped us learn in life and in turn, develop a practice philosophy which supports our clients on their journey to improved nutrition.   Full disclosure, we’re baseball fans and we root for the Phillies.  For us, the...
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Five Reasons Why It’s Hard to Eat Healthy and How Nutrition Counseling Can Help

Seems like we all know that eating a healthier diet has positive impact on our short-term and long-term health. Managing diabetes, reducing our cholesterol and blood pressure, and preventing weight-related medical complications are common reasons to consider improving diet. The question is, why don’t we take steps to make those diet changes? Years of helping clients answer that question has...
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6 Things to Include in Your Food Journal

Is your relationship with food confusing and messy? Do you find that you over eat, under-eat or don’t remember what you did eat? Do you do this even when knowing the right thing to eat? A food journal may be just what you need! A journal increases your awareness of what, how and why you eat.  With that increased awareness...
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5 ways to “Up” your (healthy) pizza game

Extra cheese and pepperoni, step aside. Pizza gets a reputation for being “unhealthy” by some, but let’s think about what it is at its core: a grain (crust), a vegetable (tomato sauce) and a dairy (cheese). Hmm, that sounds a lot like a healthy meal to me with 3 food groups and a mix of macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat, and protein)....
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Pack Some Snacks

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian trail choose trail names - some are intense, some funny. Sometimes they’re assigned to a hiker by others who meet them. While reading the book “Wild” I was discussing this with my husband who assigned me the trail name “Snacks”. I’m not a thru-hiker but I’m an endurance runner and a pretty hungry one - so...
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