Gut Brain Axis

Long Island Registered Dietitian Explains the Gut-Brain Connection: Prevent Disease and Improve Mental Health with Good Nutrition

As a Registered Dietitian who practices holistic nutrition therapy, I find that most people think their bodies are divided at the neck without any connection between the brain and the body.  Not so. Researchers have found that a nervous system…
Unhealthy Snacks
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Long Island Dietitian Tips to Healthy Snacking, Weight Loss and Maintenance: TO SNACK OR NOT TO SNACK – That Is the Question

It is well understood that snacking can be a significant factor in weight management and health, but the definition is inconsistent. A clear understanding is needed to prevent unwanted weight gain or to promote weight loss. The simplest…
Diabetes Prevention
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Prevent Diabetes with Nutrition Interventions from Long Island Registered Dietitian & NYS Certified Nutritionist: The Risk of Developing Diabetes has Increased in Younger & Younger Individuals

It is estimated that 10% of all U.S. adults have diabetes, while 34.5% have prediabetes.  Being overweight or obese is the strongest risk factor for developing prediabetes and then full-blown diabetes.  According to the CDC, additional…
Senior Couple Eating Meal Together In Kitchen
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Tips to Avoid Heart Disease from Long Island Certified Nutritionist: Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke with Diet Plan

WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT TO AVOID HEART DISEASE? According to the CDC, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.” Oftentimes, people don’t even realize…
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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…
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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,…
Alkaline Diet

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…
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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…

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

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…