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Learn to cook deliciously and nutritiously when living on your own

Rachel Sherwood
Food Stylist, Culinary Expert and Author
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Hire a nutrition counselor to help you obtain your dietary goals

Susan Tucker
Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach
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Eating a healthy, well balanced diet starts with smart shopping

Susan Tucker
Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach
Susan Tucker's picture

How to transition to a vegan or vegetarian diet with ease

Susan Tucker
Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach
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Mothers can eat to cultivate well-being, self-love and gratitude

Marlena Schaeffer, CP
Inspired Living Coach for Mothers Certified Life Coach and Certified Parent Coach
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Spring detoxification can help reduce toxins and lose weight

Nancy Guberti
Nutritionist, GFCF, Health Coach
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Restore neurotransmitter function with brain healthy foods

Leah Lund
Executive Health Coach, Neuro Nutrient Therapist and Founder
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Multivitamins and nutritional supplements: What you need to know

Dr. Theri Griego Raby, MD, ABIHM
Founder and Medical Director
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Nutrition

The way we eat, when we eat, and how we eat our food all have an affect on how healthy we are as individuals. In order to keep up on our daily health and maintain a strong immune system, our nutritional intake must be balanced and we need to ensure that our diet is right for our individual needs. With antioxidant rich foods, a balanced diet, limiting caffeine, and taking the right steps to cut back on processed foods we can be on our way to living a long and prosperous life. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or lactose intolerant, our experts can help you with all of your daily nutritional needs.

Learn to cook deliciously and nutritiously when living on your own

Rachel Sherwood Food Stylist, Culinary Expert and Author Impressions At Home

Starting out on your own can be filled with difficult tasks to get started, setting up your kitchen and feeding yourself well should not be one of them. Here is what you need to know and a basic guide to what to have on hand to make mealtime simple, delicious and fun.

Rachel SherwoodFood Stylist, Culinary Expert and Author

As a Culinary Strategist there’s nothing Rachel loves more than teaching her clients how to build confidence in the kitchen and create healthier, happier homes through the food experiences they have every day. She’s a Food Stylist and the founde...

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Minority communities can combat obesity-related health crisis

Nationally, it is known that people in minority communities are much more likely to be obese and experience obesity-related diseases like heart conditions and diabetes. Many of these individuals are food insecure and are eating too much of the wrong foods. Buying cheap food that is lacking in nutritional value vastly contributes to the public health crisis facing countless Americans today. There are many ways in which people in minority communities and across the nation can combat this by accessing healthy food in local communities.

Dr. Garth GrahamFoundation President

Prior to joining Aetna, Graham was assistant dean for health policy and chief of health services research at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville. There, he served as principal investigator on a number of grants and initia...

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How to transition to a vegan or vegetarian diet with ease

Susan Tucker Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach Green Beat Life, LLC

Eating a plant-based diet is not just a trend. For many people around the globe, it’s a serious health, lifestyle and environmental decision. More and more people are becoming vegetarians, vegans or adapting a diet that is by majority, plant-based, because of the proven benefits for health and well-being, and for some, the difference it makes on their environmental footprint.

Susan TuckerNutrition Counselor & Health Coach

Susan Tucker is the founder of Green Beat Life, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice based in New York City. Susan is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she earned certification in Nutrition Counseling and Health Coachin...

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Mothers can eat to cultivate well-being, self-love and gratitude

Marlena Schaeffer, CP Inspired Living Coach for Mothers Certified Life Coach and Certified Parent Coach

As moms, our days and hearts are filled with a desire to nurture those we love. In the business of it all, nurturing ourselves can be challenging. We do not always remember to take a few moments to care for ourselves. Deep down, we want to fill our being and our homes with greater calm and peacefulness. We want to feel a depth of gratitude for our lives and less stress in our days.

Yet, the reality is that with too much to do and too little time to tune inward, feeling calm and connected to life’s simple pleasures can seem like a treat, rather than a natural flow in our days.

Marlena Schaeffer, CP Inspired Living Coach for Mothers Certified Life Coach and Certified Parent Coach

Restore neurotransmitter function with brain healthy foods

Leah Lund Executive Health Coach, Neuro Nutrient Therapist and Founder One Whole Health

When feeling down in the dumps, many people turn to a beauty makeover, a wardrobe makeover and even a home makeover for a quick pick-me-up. What is really needed to help you feel like yourself again (or even better) is a brain makeover. Your brain is designed to easily release certain “feel good” chemicals called neurotransmitters that keep you feeling enthusiastic and enjoying your life. Without the right brain food, you can feel anxious, stressed, weepy, depressed, tired, overwhelmed, burned out, and emotionally drained.

Leah LundExecutive Health Coach, Neuro Nutrient Therapist and Founder

I am certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the Neuro Nutrient Therapy Institute, serve as Ambassador and Student Mentor for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and am a member of the International Positive Psych...

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Energy drinks are not sodas or sports drinks: Consume carefully

Although energy drinks have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, questions remain about the safety and suitability of these products for daily use. Many people do not realize the danger that some can pose, so if you choose to consume energy drinks, make sure you read the label, know what they do and their possible side effects.

Cheryl LuptowskiHome Safety Expert

Cheryl Luptowski is the Public Information Officer/Home Safety Expert for NSF International, an independent public health and safety organization that writes standards and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to m...

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Reduce advanced glycation end-products to slow aging and prevent degenerative diseases

Pat Baird Registered Dietitian and a member of the A.G.E. Foundation Advisory Board

When it comes to our overall health, we often think about our cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). However, there’s a fourth medical marker that’s just as important but rarely discussed—Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs). At high levels, AGEs are harmful compounds when proteins combine with excess sugar. AGEs can also consumed through the food we eat.

Pat BairdRegistered Dietitian and a member of the A.G.E. Foundation Advisory Board

Along with her position on the A.G.E. Foundation Advisory Board, Ms. Baird is an award-winning author, media spokesperson, and specialist in the development and communication of information on nutrition and health issues for consumers and health...

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Incorporating wheatgrass into your diet has many health benefits

Wheatgrass first received attention in the 1980s and this green plant has gained increasing popularity since. While clinical studies in humans are absent and hence no claims exist that wheatgrass cures or treats certain diseases, the chlorophyll rich wheatgrass has health benefits worth mentioning.

Tarynne Mingione, RD CDDietitian

Tarynne presently works in a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a registered dietitian. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She has a diverse resume in...

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Difficulty swallowing pills or vitamins? Follow this advice

It is never easy being the person who can’t swallow pills… especially when your family is in the vitamin pill business. It was like being the shoemaker’s daughter without any shoes.

There are strengths in numbers though, and it was comforting to learn that there are over 100 million Americans who have similar issues with pills. It has also been gratifying to see more and more attention paid to those of us, who, for whatever the reason, can’t or have difficulty swallowing pills. This problem is slowly but surely coming to light.

Hallie RichFounder and President

Hallie Rich is the third generation in her family to be involved in the vitamin industry. She worked side by side with both her father and grandmother at Evergood Products Corp, her family’s business, whose subsidiaries were responsible for th...

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Incorporate dried chickpeas into a balanced diet

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, have wandered from their indigenous homeland of the Near East into recipes flirting with a variety of cultures. These legumes are making appearances in the kitchens of seasoned and novice cooks, whom may or may not know what to do with dried chickpeas.

Tarynne Mingione, RD CDDietitian

Tarynne presently works in a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a registered dietitian. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She has a diverse resume in...

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Living healthy means watching your diet and consistent exercise

Emily Westerman Career and Healthy Lifestyle Coach Whole Life Fit Coaching

Everyday stressors, time constraints, ingrained eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, technology overload, and environmental toxins (just to name a few) are obstacles that make the path to healthy living feel like an insurmountable mountain. The good news is it does not have to be. Try these simple and easy to implement solutions for healthy living.

Emily WestermanCareer and Healthy Lifestyle Coach

For more than a decade Emily Westerman has provided counseling, coaching, programming and services to support working professional and students at all career levels across a wide range of industries in navigating the career exploration, career t...

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Plant-based dietician's food guide pyramid

The Plant-Based Dietitian's Food Guide Pyramid is a visual guide on how to healthfully structure a whole food, plant-based diet and ensure optimal nutrition. Choose your meals based on this pyramid, using the suggested servings, as a general guideline.
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPTPlant-Based Dietitian

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, is a Registered Dietitian who has been in private practice since 2005 specializing in weight management, disease prevention and management, and sports nutrition. Julieanna is the host of Veria Living’s wellness talk...

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Enhance your quality of life with proper exercise and nutrition

Everyone is in search of enhancing the quality of life and most want it yesterday. You can begin your transformation today however, consistency and patience are key. Here is some expert advice to help you live a healthier life.

Dr. Joy Ohayia, PhDTotal Wellness Practical Advisor

Dr. Joy is the television host of her own show, a highly sought after motivational speaker, an author and she created a 30-minute or less wellness regime DVD focusing on 3 wellness components: Nutrition, Mental, and Physical. As the producer ...

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Healthy choices to reduce toxins and exposure to harmful chemicals

Dr. Soania Mathur Family Physician, Patient Advocate, Entrepreneur Hippylicious Inc.

Regardless of our differences, we share the common goal of providing ourselves and our families with a safe and nurturing environment. We make many positive choices - preparing nutritious meals, encouraging physical activity, baby proofing our homes when necessary. But despite our best efforts, these choices may not result in maximal positive results because there are many more insidious dangers that we may not be aware of like the chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis that thwart even our best intentions.

Dr. Soania MathurFamily Physician, Patient Advocate, Entrepreneur

Dr. Soania Mathur is a family physician living outside of Toronto, Ontario who had to resign her practice as a result of her Young Onset Parkinson's Disease a full twelve years after her diagnosis at age 27. Now she is a dedicated speaker, write...

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Eating at the right time during the day affects your overall health

With all the emphasis we put on healthy eating, we often overlook one of the most important factors: when we eat our biggest meals of the day. The standard American diet is very dinner-focused, which is one of the biggest culprits for weight gain, poor quality sleep, low energy, and a buildup of toxins in the system. You may be surprised to learn that not only is this way of unhealthy, it is also unnatural. Most traditional cultures eat by a very different schedule, which is actually much more natural for the body, and promotes healthy weight, metabolism, detoxification, and energy.

Natasha Uspensky, CHHCHolistic Health & Nutrition Counselor

Natasha Uspensky is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor based in New York City. She works with clients to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way, manage stress, increase energy and transform their lives to be the healthiest, happiest vers...

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Hire a nutrition counselor to help you obtain your dietary goals

Susan Tucker Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach Green Beat Life, LLC

Nutrition counselors are knowledgeable advisors who provide support and guidance as you set nutritional and dietary goals, and pathways to fulfill those goals. Many of us have forgotten the simple equation of eating well and clean and the numerous health benefits it ensures. Nutrition counselors serve as champions to help you navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice and assist you to determine what adjustments are necessary for you to reach your optimal dietary lifestyle, which ultimately brings you energy and balance, in both mind and body.

Susan TuckerNutrition Counselor & Health Coach

Susan Tucker is the founder of Green Beat Life, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice based in New York City. Susan is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she earned certification in Nutrition Counseling and Health Coachin...

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Eating a healthy, well balanced diet starts with smart shopping

Susan Tucker Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach Green Beat Life, LLC

The cycle of eating well and staying healthy begins with what we reach for, and this all begins with the decisions we make at the grocery store. Food shopping is a key element in our dietary behavior. When we shop for food, we are essentially making the initial choices, not only about how we will stock our kitchen and refrigerators, but how we will design our plate, and ultimately what we will put into our bodies. Why not start out on the right foot at the market?

Susan TuckerNutrition Counselor & Health Coach

Susan Tucker is the founder of Green Beat Life, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice based in New York City. Susan is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she earned certification in Nutrition Counseling and Health Coachin...

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How to start a plant based diet for more energy and vitality

Today the term “plant-based diet” is used with increased frequency among health professionals, in wellness periodicals, and throughout mainstream media. So what is all of the hype about and what does “plant based diet” even mean?

Marra St.ClairCo-founder

Marra St. Clair, co-founder of Ritual Wellness and co-author of The Reset Juice Cleanse Diet, bid farewell to pasta and her large Italian family on the East Coast to seek solace in California's diverse healthy lifestyle. A diagnosis of celiac di...

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Spring detoxification can help reduce toxins and lose weight

Spring time is not only for cleaning out closets and freshening up your home. Get your bodies ready to shed off the unwanted fat and toxic buildup from the winter and get ready for summertime with an improved healthy lifestyle. Toxins can build up from a unhealthy food regime, overeating, drinking too much soda, coffee, alcoholic beverages, not exercising, lack of sleep and handling too much stress. Spring is the perfect time to cleanse and nourish the liver, skin, GI tract as well as mind. Let’s learn some easier DIY tips today.

Nancy GubertiNutritionist, GFCF, Health Coach

Nancy Guberti is a nutritionist, Defeat Autism Now practitioner, Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) diet counselor, healthy lifestyle coach and functional medicine metabolic specialist. Nancy practices a biomedical and nutritional approach to healin...

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Multivitamins and nutritional supplements: What you need to know

Recently, there’s been an aggressive attack waged on multivitamins and nutritional supplements claiming that their use is a waste of money and our everyday diet should do the trick. However, this is blatantly false; the truth is, while we should strive to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, most Americans don’t, are far from it, and are suffering from nutritional deficiencies.

Dr. Theri Griego Raby, MD, ABIHMFounder and Medical Director

Dr. Theri Raby is board-certified in internal medicine and is also certified in integrative medicine through the American Board of Holistic Medicine (ABHM). She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians,...

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Create a simple menu plan that’s healthy for you and your family

Jen Wittman, CHHC, AADP Holistic Health Expert, Thyroid Specialist and Vitality Coach Thyroid Loving Care and The Healthy Plate

Creating a menu plan that’s simple and healthy for you and your family is not as hard as you think. With a couple of tried and true tricks and a systematic approach, you can have healthy meals for you and your family in a snap!

Jen Wittman, CHHC, AADPHolistic Health Expert, Thyroid Specialist and Vitality Coach

Jen Wittman, CHHC, AADP, is a Holistic Health Expert, Thyroid Specialist and Vitality Coach, providing one-of-a-kind, long-lasting health and lifestyle overhauls through her services and websites thehealthyplate.org www.thyroidlovingcare.com ...

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Pack healthy snacks for a work conference or long meeting

With a bit of planning and preparation, healthy and safe snacks that support a balanced diet can be provided and enjoyed during conferences. Approximately 76 million Americans are affected annually by food poisoning, making it essential to handle foods safely to avoid illness. Choose snacks full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to get you through an agenda-packed conference.

Tarynne Mingione, RD CDDietitian

Tarynne presently works in a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a registered dietitian. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She has a diverse resume in...

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Before buying dietary supplements, follow this advice

Walk down the dietary supplements aisle of your local pharmacy, health food store or retail store and you’re likely to be faced with hundreds of different options. However, what you may not know is that some of these supplements may not be all that they claim. Here are some things to consider to make a more educated decision when purchasing a supplement.

Cheryl LuptowskiHome Safety Expert

Cheryl Luptowski is the Public Information Officer/Home Safety Expert for NSF International, an independent public health and safety organization that writes standards and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to m...

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Advice on maintaining a healthy digestive system

Most of us know that eating right is just one component of our health; however, many don’t realize that what you eat affects the digestive system, which can have a significant impact on overall well-being. In fact, a lot of the steps we take to stay healthy overall — such as exercising, minimizing stress, getting adequate sleep, and drinking plenty of fluids — may be linked to good digestive health.

Miguel Freitas, M.S., PhDDirector of Health Affairs

Miguel Freitas, M.S., Ph.D., is the director of health affairs for The Dannon Company, based in White Plains, NY. Dr. Freitas serves as a liaison between Dannon and the scientific community. He also is responsible for ensuring the integrity of t...

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Healthy snacking can help maintain metabolic and overall health

Have you upgraded your snacks in the interest of more healthful eating? Have you traded in your afternoon candy bar for an energy bar or have become a fan of baked potato chips or fat-free ice cream? Do you pay extra attention when the label says “organic” or “natural”? A “fat-free” label doesn’t mean you can eat all you want without consequences. Many fat-free foods are high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and calories.

Dr. Joy Ohayia, PhDTotal Wellness Practical Advisor

Dr. Joy is the television host of her own show, a highly sought after motivational speaker, an author and she created a 30-minute or less wellness regime DVD focusing on 3 wellness components: Nutrition, Mental, and Physical. As the producer ...

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A plant based diet is a great way to enhance your overall health

‘Tis the time to go plant-based. Due to the current health and environmental crises, many people are looking towards a whole food, plant-based diet for the solution. Quite literally, the most perfect diet we have to reduce risk for chronic disease, obtain and maintain optimal weight, enhance energy and athletic performance, and protect our planet and all its species is summed up by eating a diet based on whole plant foods.

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPTPlant-Based Dietitian

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, is a Registered Dietitian who has been in private practice since 2005 specializing in weight management, disease prevention and management, and sports nutrition. Julieanna is the host of Veria Living’s wellness talk...

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Detoxify and cleanse your body to lose weight and become healthier

Patricia Eales Registered Holistic Nutritionist Healthy Balanced Living

Detoxifications and cleanses have become a popular topic in the health and wellness field. But what the safest and most effective ways to detoxify and cleanse your body? What really works and what doesn’t? Here is some expert advice to help.

Patricia EalesRegistered Holistic Nutritionist

Patricia is the owner of Healthy Balanced Living. Known to colleagues and clients as the Red Hot Nutritionista, Patricia is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.) and a highly trained and experienced health professional in natural nutrition...

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Stay healthy and eat nutritiously in a high pressure desk job

Kathy Gruver, PhD Host of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health Alternative Medicine Cabinet

We know how hard it can be to maintain healthy weight and nutrition when we’re stuck behind a desk all day. Not to mention the afternoon slump and the stress that often goes with a high pressure office job. Being a 9-5er doesn’t have to take it’s toll. Use this advice to maintain your health while also earning a living.

Kathy Gruver, PhDHost of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health

Dr. Kathy Gruver is the host of the national TV show based on her first award winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Kathy was featured on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act in 2011 speaking...

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Maintain a healthy voice for singing, speaking, and vocal health

We all use our voices a lot on a daily basis, but did you know taking great care of your voice gives you the bonus of excellent overall health? Some practical tips for taking excellent care of your voice will give you better stamina and keep vocal problems at bay.

Karen JacobsenThe GPS Girl®

The GPS Girl®, Karen Jacobsen’s speaking voice is in over 100 million GPS units giving drivers directions worldwide as “Australian Karen”. If you have an iPhone and use the Siri application, you may already be familiar with Karen's speaking voic...

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