5 Steps to Get Off Your Asthma Inhaler

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in every 12 people has asthma, and the numbers are increasing every year. Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airway swells and becomes inflamed, resulting in difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and coughing. There are many reasons that this condition is increasing in people,…

Spring Cleansing

It’s my favorite time of year again – spring!  Those first sweet smells in the warmer air and the light of longer days lift my spirits like nothing else, especially after a long, cold winter in the northeast.  As a Nutritionist, this time of year always renews my commitment to working on balance in my…

Stress: The untold story

Let’s talk about stress. First let’s talk about it from the point of view of how most of us experience it on a daily basis: The boss yelling at you Being late to an appointment or meeting Kids, spouse (need I say more?) Deadlines Etc… Sound familiar? Let’s now look at what happens within the…

Top 5 Foods for Weight Loss

  5. Leafy greens– OK, so this technically counts as multiple foods, but these veggies are some of your best options. Whether it be spinach, kale, arugula, watercress, beet greens, or any others, you are feeding your body nutrient-rich foods that will make you feel satisfied with fewer calories. 4. Chia seeds- have been used…

How to Survive Holiday Food Anxiety

We are entering the time of year when food takes on all kinds of new and different meanings. It is often a time of excess – too much food, too much fun. It is fraught with emotions, good and bad, and it is filled with traditions. All of this gets reflected in the decisions we…

Quick Cauliflower Coconut Stew

This delicious stew is perfect for vegetarians or meat eaters. And it’s full of healthy fats! Comforting and warm, it’s one the whole family can enjoy for dinner. Add in some chicken or tofu for extra protein. If you’re enjoying a bit of grains, this pairs nicely with wild rice.

Prepare for Winter, Transition with Ease

Perhaps like me, you greet the fall season with ambivalent feelings.  I love the fall colors, the arrival of honey crisp apples and the warming stews and soups.  I am not delighted, however, by the upcoming cold, ice and decreasing daylight hours. As the summer fades, so does our exposure to daylight, the sun and…

Back to Basics

In the pursuit of health, many of us get lost in the details. There are a seemingly endless number of guidelines on what, when and how much we should be eating. In a desperate attempt to keep up with the rapid pace at which health and nutrition information is thrown at us, I believe we…

Top 5 Food Picks to Support Liver Detoxification

By The UWC Nutrition Team Foods are your most powerful tool to protect and support the liver.  There are 2 major phases of detoxification in the liver.  In order to have effective detoxification, you want to eat foods that contain compounds that support both phases.  Below is a list of some of the best, but…

Gratitude

Believe it or not, our emotions are powerful enough to cause calculable changes in our physiology.  The mind-heart-body connection is so strong that we can actually physiologically impact those around us … true story – here’s how… The heart is often thought to beat with perfect regularity; however, there are small variations between those seemingly…