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Calming Foods

Over 40 million people combat anxiety in the United States. “Anxiety includes conditions like generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder” states a US News Article written by Ruben Castaneda.  But, do you have to take medication to combat anxiety? Recent research says no. Here are 11 foods and beverages […]

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month! Here are some risk factors you may not know about to this deadly but PREVENTABLE if caught early disease. “Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed” states the American Cancer Society. Colon Cancer Risk Factors you can change: […]

Superfoods – what are they?

We’ve all heard the term “superfood” in the recent years, but what exactly does it mean? A superfood is characterized as “foods that contain high levels of nutrients and are associated with disease prevention. Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids” states MD Linx article written by Naveed Saleh, MD, MS. Superfoods: Berries Fish […]

Alcohol and Health

Throughout the years we have heard mixed reviews about alcohol. Some say moderate amounts have health benefits while others say its addictive and highly toxic. SO, what is right? An article by Healthline.com reviews the good and bad of alcohol. Alcohol and your liver: One of the liver’s main roles is to “neutralize various toxic […]

13 Convenient Foods – Nutritionist Approved

We are constantly on the go and it has become easier and easier to grab some fast food instead of a nutritious meal. Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of BetterThanDieting.com says, “If there’s one nutrition phrase that gets headline attention that I wish would go away it’s ‘Don’t eat foods that contain more than five ingredients.’” Meal […]

3-Day Fix to SUPERCHARGE your Metabolism

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to jumpstart your metabolism. “When you have a slower-than-normal metabolism, it creates a cascade of negative side effects, including fatigue, mood swings, food cravings, and difficulty losing weight.” states an article by Healthline.com. Getting a handle on your metabolism now may prevent the […]

1 in 3 US adults eat fast food EACH DAY!

If you are one of the 1/3 of Americans eating fast food daily, maybe you need a RESET and make an appointment with Idequiz Paez, our Registered and licensed Dietitian to help you create a doable pathway to better nutrition. Request an appointment: https://www.lovemygi.com/appointments/ Meet Idequiz: https://www.lovemygi.com/doctor/?id=99 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/study-1-in-3-us-adults-eat-fast-food-each-day/2018/10/03/f260c614-c6c1-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a228fbd450a5

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

Did you know that sleep is just as important to eating healthy and exercise? Click on each reason below for study details. Poor sleep can make you fat.  Good sleepers tend to eat fewer calories.  Good Sleep Can Improve Concentration and Productivity Good Sleep Can Maximize Athletic Performance Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of […]

14 Ways Caregivers Can Care for Themselves

Being a caregiver to a loved one with disabilities or illness can take up all your time, emotion and focus. But, to be a better caregiver, you must take time to take care of yourself and replenish your body, mind and soul. Here are 14 ways to be a better Caregiver suggested by US News […]

11 Simple, Proven Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health

Here are 11 simple and proven ways to optimize your mental health: Get Moving. Physical exercise releases endorphins in our bodies which are natural opiates to improve our mood and make us feel good. Watch your weight. Obesity and diabetes increase the risk of depression. Be careful what you consume. Limiting saturated fat, processed foods […]

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