Posts From the monthly archives: "August 2010"

It Is Just Another Number


I write a weekly newsletter primarily about nutrition topics and, on occasion, other things. I’m re-printing last week’s newsletter here because it is an important issue. If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter, go to, enter your email in the box, and reply to the confirmation…(Read More)

John and I were looking for an alternative to oatmeal and wheat-based breakfast cereals.  A friend of mine recommended we try Teff.  She ran across it at Whole Foods.  Teff is a North African grass.  The grain can be ground into flour and used in baking. Teff is kind of like millet or quinoa…(Read More)

“Go To” Dinners


We all have those times when you just get too busy, too overwhelmed, or too tired to deal with deciding what to have for dinner.  In these instances it is great to have a few “go to” ideas that are quick and easy.  Here are a couple of mine: Get a roasted chicken from the…(Read More)

You hear all the time that the first step in recovery is to admit you have a problem.  Today, I’m going to admit to a problem.  I’m a food pusher.  There. . . I said it.  I love to cook, particularly to bake.  Give me an excuse, and I’ll be in the kitchen whipping…(Read More)

Be KIND to yourself


Clients often ask for recommendations for bars and other quick, portable, and shelf-stable foods they can keep with them for when they get in a food crunch.  They need something they can throw in a purse, bag, or glove box.  One of my favorite items to keep handy are KIND bars. KIND bars are…(Read More)

A lot of my triathlon and running friends are starting training or hitting their peak training amounts for upcoming races.  When people start increasing their training, they seem to hit a point when they are hungry all the time.  Having been there, I can identify.  It is like there is this little voice in your…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.

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