Dietitian offers advice for healthy eating as a family

Jodie Shield, a registered dietitian from Chicago has co-authored the book “Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, $25.95). She recently shared some tips for improving the quality of family meals with the Chicago Tribune. Shield recommends taking advantage of your child’s interest in television cooking shows. She says it’s a […]

Optimism: Is it the key the healthier eating?

Have you ever felt like some women adapt to healthier eating faster than others? Ever wonder why some women have more success with healthy eating habits? There may be proof that having a positive outlook helps. Researchers from the Women’s Health Initiative, a study of 13,500 postmenopausal women, found that women who were more optimistic […]

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Spring Transformation

The spring season is full of transformations. The temperature rises to a more bearable degree, opposing Mother Nature’s last few months of freezing surroundings. The leaves we saw fall and flowers we saw wilt are now budding into lush, green, picture-perfect plants. Aside from the weather’s transformations that occur in the spring season, we are […]

The One-Second Party

Fill your new year with one-second parties. During the Christmas holiday I was listening to my mother-in-law recount her experiences substitute teaching. She uses a clever rewards system with the younger grades to ensure the children behave and have fun. When she witnesses a student practicing good behavior, like sharing pencils, she marks a point […]

Shout out to Chrystian and Jen!

This winter, these two came into the clinic with the goal of improving their health and quality of life. They joked about their co-dependent relationship, talking about how they do everything together, and were serious about improving their health together. Chrystian told me, “I want to grow old with this girl I kinda like.” Too […]