Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Mental health, Nutrition

The Nutrition and Mental Health Connection

What is Nutritional Psychiatry? “Let food be thy medicine; and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates Last summer, a week before I went into labor with Baby Bee, I attended a day-long continuing education workshop. I was so excited about this workshop, despite the heat of summer, the over-an-hour hour drive through DC, and the… Read More The Nutrition and Mental Health Connection

Cancer, Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition

Coffee and acrylamide: Should we really be worried coffee may cause cancer?

A judge in California ruled that Starbucks must now put a warning label on our cup of Joe. Why? To inform us that drinking their coffee may raise our risk of cancer. Gasp. Shock. Pour cold water over my head. I had to investigate! As obvious from my previous post about the benefits of java,… Read More Coffee and acrylamide: Should we really be worried coffee may cause cancer?

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management, Recipes

Vanilla cardamom berry porridge and the benefits of oatmeal

Since my half marathon is only a few weeks away, I have to do a long run today. Dr. P is on call. Which means two things: I’ll run with the Baby Bee in tow. And Vanilla Cardamom Berry Porridge. Aside: It also means I’m rewarding myself by getting a babysitter and having a night… Read More Vanilla cardamom berry porridge and the benefits of oatmeal

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management, Recipes

Green mango matcha smoothie bowl

Sometimes you just need some green in your life. Like when Dr. P and I stayed in Midtown Manhattan with Lady for a week. I was just dying for some greenery by the end of the trip! Both because I was craving fresh air, and also so Lady could stop pooping on the sidewalk in… Read More Green mango matcha smoothie bowl

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating

Five ways to eat healthier even if you can’t cook

My best friend is a chef. Chef Jenn went to culinary school. Chef Jenn knows all the technical terms for stuff (and she’s a hottie). I didn’t go to culinary school. Inside of a minute, you could convince me “schmegma” was the word for a French braising technique as long as you sounded reasonably confident.… Read More Five ways to eat healthier even if you can’t cook

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management

An easy way to lower blood pressure naturally

With Valentine’s Day today, I’m thinking about our hearts. And flowers. But mostly our hearts. Always an advocate of the natural over the pharmaceutical when reasonable, I like to see research supporting natural solutions to our greatest health concerns. So I was happy to see this new research support an easy way to significantly decrease… Read More An easy way to lower blood pressure naturally

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Fitness, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Recipes

Savory kale quesadilla, quick HIIT home workout, and a great home date night idea

Kale. It’s so hot right now. And arguably the heathiest food in the solar system- unless Elon Musk’s Tesla robot identifies a new form of greenery on Mars, there are few foods that can surpass it in nutrient density. There’s even some research that it strengthens our immune systems to help us better ward off… Read More Savory kale quesadilla, quick HIIT home workout, and a great home date night idea

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, For moms, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating

The great grocery store debacle, eating on a budget, and vegan fruit sandwiches

I’ve been counseling people on how to eat right on a budget for the better part of a decade, but life gets busy, yo. I don’t always follow my own advice. But now that Dr. P and I are on a mission to not buy anything, I’m eager to see how much we can additionally… Read More The great grocery store debacle, eating on a budget, and vegan fruit sandwiches

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Plant-based Eating

How we can be happier, why I love hugging, and a healthy vegan snack

First- Happy New Year to everyone! I hope we all had an amazing celebration over the holidays. We went to visit my family in Cincinnati for about a week. Then we came back for a Ravens’ game and live comedy show in Baltimore at the Hippodrome. The Ravens’s game was super fun! But they didn’t… Read More How we can be happier, why I love hugging, and a healthy vegan snack