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Have a Healthy, not Haunted Halloween

Today's Halloween, a day that really spooks me. The reason Halloween frightens me is because it's a sanctioned and heavily promoted National Sugar Overload Day. (That's what I call it.) Tonight, during and after trick-or-treating throughout...Show More Summary

Get Help Before Halloween from JJ Virgin

It's time to share a great treat with you. This is sweet, but not the dangerous, sugary kind. Tomorrow, before the Season of Sugar Gorging kicks off tomorrow (Halloween), get help from renowned fitness and nutrition expert and New York...Show More Summary

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Trust me, making this dish from scratch in order to avoid highly processed additives like partially hydrogenated oils (i.e. trans fat), artificial dyes, and MSG is so worth it. Not only will it taste amazing, but you'll feel good about the dish you're serving your precious family.... ? Read More: Recipe: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Video: How to Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese!

I bet you didn't know you've been making grilled cheese wrong all this time. There are two tricks - First, is a key ingredient that I bet you aren't using nearly enough of and the second is a secret ingredient that takes this classic sandwich from good to amazing!... ? Read More: Video: How to Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese!

Healthier Hair Skin and Nails with Vitafusion Plus

I’m still a-glow after spending a day with the top beauty editors in the country! Dozens of women from publications like Women’s Health, Fit Pregnancy, and Glamour gathered at Dream Dry for a break from the day to focus on self-care, sponsored by vitafusion, … Continue reading ?

Guest Post: Clean Cuisine Cottage Pie (A British Food Makeover)

Today I wanted to share one of Blake’s favorite “Clean Cuisine” recipes and show you how I go about giving a British food favorite, Cottage Pie, an anti-inflammatory real food makeover. The three things I did to my Cottage Pie recipe to boost flavor, improve nutrition, and reduce inflammation were really rather simple.... Show More Summary

My 2014 FNCE: Food, Fitness, and Friends

Another FNCE (Food Nutrition Conference and Expo) has come and gone. This is the one event each year where I am guaranteed to see many wonderful RDs I have had the pleasure to get to know through the years. It’s always a special time. From the education, to the expo and the social events, FNCE […]

Have you Quit Sugar & Quickie Carbs: Share Your Sweet Success Story

Are you what I call a Sweet Success Story? Share your tale now. Happy people Have you shed excess weight, eliminated your horrible headaches, gotten rid of your pre-cancerous condition, or done away with another pesky health problemShow More Summary

Study Indicates Polyunsaturated Oil Is the Healthier Option

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that the type of cooking oil you choose makes a big difference in your overall health. Researchers found that short-term modest weight gains in healthy, normal weight young adults was associated with more bad cholesterol levels in those who ate muffins cooked using […]

California Walnuts Harvest Tour

By: Michelle Burton, RD at Capitol Nutrition Group and Rebecca Scritchfield Media, LLC Last week I had the pleasure of venturing out to Sacramento and the California Central Valley for the California Walnuts Harvest Tour. I experienced the autumn walnut harvest first hand, sampled a number of AMAZING dishes featuring this star ingredient, and learned […]

Tired? Moody? Depressed? You May Have Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia): Kudos to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation

Talk to us: Do you have any of these symptoms? Do you often feel wiped out, weak, dizzy, forgetful, irritable or depressed? Or, do you struggle with insomnia, headaches, obesity, anxiety, brain fog or heart palpitations? And are youShow More Summary

Sandwiches Are a Surprising Contributor to Sodium Intake

According to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day. The study was conducted by USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) investigators at the Food Surveys Research Group. ARS is USDA’s […]

Why Kids Should Not Be Rewarded with Junk Food

I've been on my soapbox recently about kids and snacks. And before I step off, I need to address one more issue: rewarding kids with junk food. It is our responsibility, as adults and caregivers/parents, to offer kids the right options.... ? Read More: Why Kids Should Not Be Rewarded with Junk Food

Sugar World Summit Date Change -- You'll Learn the Sour Scoop & Break Free

Please note that the exciting first Sugar World Summit, was originally scheduled to begin today, two weeks before Halloween. For a variety of reasons, we've now delayed it. (I'll announce a new date shortly.) So rest assured, those of...Show More Summary

Video: A Tour of My Real Food Freezer

Here is the final video in my kitchen tour series! In case you missed it I've already shared a tour of my fridge, pantry and kitchen (drawers, etc.). As you'll see in this video we actually have an extra freezer that we use pretty regularly.... ? Read More: Video: A Tour of My Real Food Freezer

Basketball Great LeBron James Ditches Sugar, Quickie Carbs & Dairy for 67 Days

LeBron james_20k_011513 (2) Hurrah to a leaner LeBron James, who's now drawing attention to a cleaner way of eating, thanks to his strict, off-season diet. HIs slimmer physique came about because he ate "no sugars, no dairy, no carbs."...Show More Summary

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie!

If you (or your kids) are getting tired of the same old snacks I've got the perfect solution to switch things up...A Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie!... ? Read More: Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie!

Fun Food Ideas for Fall Tailgating, Getaways, and Entertaining

Yesterday I appeared on Baltimore’s WBAL to share some great fall food ideas for the season’s events! Fall is here and that means football parties, weekend getaways, and outdoor entertaining. Click below to watch the full clip, or read on for highlights on some fun and flavorful ideas to blend a little health and happiness […]

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