The Portfolio Diet for High Cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, specifically the “lousy” LDL variety, then this diet could help. A study published in July of last year reported the portfolio diet improved LDL dramatically more than a standard heart healthy diet low in saturated fat. Research Says: This “study of the studies” included seven clinical trials and was published in the…

30 Day Wellness Challenge: a Relaxed Finish.

Note: This post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. Last week you increased your veggie consumption, today we look at a simple way to bring more relaxation into your…

30 Day Wellness Challenge: Week 4 is Veggie Forward.

Note: This post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. Last week focused on ramping up the enjoyment of food and movement with two challenges: (1) make a delicious and…

30 Day Wellness Challenge: Week 3 part 2

Note: This post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. Rewarding Exercise This week’s exercise reward is about making your exercise experience more fun. One easy way to do this…

30 Day Wellness Challenge Week 3

Note: This post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. Last week I focused on techniques to make it easier to exercise using the brain’s reward system in creating new…

30 Day Wellness Challenge Week 2

Note: This is post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. The Reward and Mantra Workouts This week we have two exercise challenges where you learn to use the brain’s…

30 Day Wellness Challenge Week 1

(Note: This is post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. If you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges.) How the Challenge Works Each day you will receive a new challenge (don’t worry, they are designed to be short and fit into…

30 Day Well Challenge

Looking for a kick-start to the new year? Or trying out some new techniques to hack your life? If you’d like to improve your fitness, relationships, stress management, or diet The New York Times 30 Day Well Challenge has you covered. Join me starting Monday for this free daily habit change program to better your…

What I Learned About Nutrition in 2018

Get in the kitchen! Making food is likely the most impactful thing you can do to improve your diet. If you are looking for some inspiration, tips on how to get started or just want some new cooking tricks- check out these posts: How to find the time to cook. Keys to home cooking: Go-to-meal…

Taste Exploration

Flavor is an experience we create in our minds from all of our sensory perceptions of food. We “taste” our food in several different ways – aroma, temperature, texture, sight, memory, expectation, and of course, with our taste buds. There is a practical explanation for our complex and often emotional reaction to food. The intense…