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Long Island Certified Nutritionist Recommendations to Promote Health and Maintain an Optimal Weight During the Menopausal Years

  As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I work with individuals of all ages to develop personalized diet plans to meet changing nutritional needs, translating research into practice. Whether you’re struggling to attain or maintain…
Menopause
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Causes of Weight Gain After Menopause: Long Island Registered Dietitian Works with Women to Reassess Health Goals and Nutritional Needs

  Though menopause is the end of the reproductive phase of a woman’s life, it is an opportunity to reassess their health goals and nutritional needs.  As a certified nutritionist, I work with women who are pre, peri and post-menopausal,…
Breast Health

Long Island Registered Dietitian’s Nutrition Tips on:
HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER

Approximately one-third of postmenopausal breast cancer is due to factors that cannot be controlled, but that means that two thirds are due to lifestyle issues, which we can control.   In a (Liebman 2021) Nutrition Action article, “Breast…
Alkaline Diet
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IS AN ALKALINE DIET BENEFICIAL?
An explanation by a Long Island Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

There are many diet fads and trends, most of which are based upon junk science rather than evidence-based science. Over the past several years, there’s been a lot of buzz about alkaline diets and how they lead to weight loss while reducing…
Pasta
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Can Pasta Be Included in A Healthy Weight Loss Plan? Answered by a certified dietitian nutritionist

As a Long Island registered dietitian nutritionist, many of my weight loss patients mistakenly think that pasta must be avoided. Pasta is restricted on most “one-size-fits all diets” since it is typically viewed as a food that causes…
gout
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Long Island Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s Tips to Reduce Risk of Gout: DIETARY MEASURES AND NUTRITION INTERVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Our bodies break down a naturally occurring chemical called purine into uric acid, which then is eliminated through our urine. Gout occurs when high levels of uric acid in the blood cause crystals to form and build up around a joint. This…
Plant-based Diet
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WHAT IS A PLANT-BASED PLAN and why is it so confusing? – The answers are explained by a Long Island Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

  There is no clear definition of a plant-based diet: To some it is a vegan diet, to others a vegetarian diet, to many it is pescatarian plan, and lastly a flexitarian plan. Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus…
Healthy Eating
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Keeping Those Unwanted Pounds Off – A Long Island Registered Dietitian’s Tips

As a registered dietitian who has been working with individuals for more than 30 years, I have learned what common beliefs prevail: Most people mistakenly believe the challenge of weight management is to lose weight.  Research shows that…
Mozzarella Sticks
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What’s on your plate? Long Island Registered Dietitian Explains Moderately Processed and Ultra-processed foods

  As a Registered Dietitian, I work to empower people to feel confident about their choices, selecting the healthiest options and enjoying what they eat. As a continuation from the previous blog, I want to explain moderately processed…
Non processed foods
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What’s on your plate? Long Island Registered Dietitian Discusses the Difference Between Whole Foods and Processed Foods

Whole Foods are an important component of every healthy diet. Simply stated, whole foods are foods that still look the way they did when they grew in nature - or very similar to it-  remaining close to their original state.  More…