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I Hate Vegetables

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When I asked you a couple of months ago about your biggest nutrition issues, a lot of people said, “I don’t know what to do with vegetables”. Or, “I don’t like vegetables”. Honestly, this surprised me. Vegetables are that much of a problem for others? I thought it was just me! Maybe I…(Read More)

I have a hard time including vegetables in my diet. There, I said it. Even with all of my nutrition training, I always think of the protein on the plate first. I blame it on my Dad and his side of the family. They owned a large cattle ranch outside of Albuquerque, NM. Meat has…(Read More)

One of the questions I get most frequently is, “What should I buy organic? It’s all so expensive!” Yes, organic tends to be more expensive than conventionally grown produce or conventionally raised meats. I’ve struggled with this question as well and have finally reached a guideline I’m comfortable with. Want to know…(Read More)

Veggies are Your Friends!

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Veggies, specifically non-starchy veggies, really are your best friends. Why? Non-starchy veggies are: Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Easy to eat, Loaded with fiber (which is also your friend), and Low in calories. Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard this all before. Keep reading because I’m going to propose something different. I…(Read More)

  If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it now – I’m a FAN of farmer’s markets. Vail has a Farmer’s Market (and Art Show) every Sunday from mid-June through early October. We like to head over early on Sunday mornings (early is 10AM when it opens) and visit…(Read More)

Recently, several clients have asked about how to tell if a food is high sugar. They always seem to ask about fruit – “isn’t fruit high in sugar?” In my practice, I draw the line between two kinds of sugar – naturally occurring in the food, and added. I’m OK with naturally occurring sugar. If…(Read More)

On Thursday, June 2, the USDA revealed a new tool to help Americans improve their eating. They Pyramid is out. The Plate is in. I was never a fan of the Pyramid.  It was confusing and, really, unusable. However, the Plate is something every person can use when eating. Overall, I’m happy with this…(Read More)

I have a hard time getting in all the veggies I should each day.  I’m always looking for ways to get vegetables other than potatoes.  When I eat out, I’m always amazed at the lack of vegetables that are not potatoes.  In one of the books I’m reading, the author suggested having…(Read More)

Canned & Frozen?

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Each semester I have fun in my Sports Nutrition class asking if canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are as good for you as fresh.  A vast majority of the class is adamant that canned and frozen cannot be as good for you as fresh.  However, I beg to differ. “Fresh” fruits and vegetables you…(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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