Key Recommendations for Healthy Eating Patterns

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been developed jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), to provide recommendations based on current scientific knowledge about how dietary intake can reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The most recent publication was released in 2015 (they come out every 5 years). It's … Continue reading Key Recommendations for Healthy Eating Patterns

The Power of Journaling & Gratitude

Happy Independence Day weekend! 🙂 I wanted to share about a "secret weapon" of mine that I have practiced/used for sometime now - journaling a gratitude practice. So, you may have heard the "buzz" on gratitude these days, and also perhaps on journaling. Perhaps you have wondered, "what's the big deal?" Well, my question to … Continue reading The Power of Journaling & Gratitude

Is Organic Always Better?

Is buying organic really better, and if so, by how much? First of all, what qualifies a food as "organic?" Today, all certified organic foods are grown and processed according to strict national standards set by the USDA. These standards include: No conventional pesticides (including herbicides) No synthetic fertilizers No sewage sludge No bioengineering  No … Continue reading Is Organic Always Better?