After rigorous, scientific, brain-freezingly thorough testing, we can definitively say that the best ice cream does not involve fava bean protein concentrate. Or soy milk. Or even coconut milk. No, the best ice cream is . . . ice cream....
What makes a “superfood” so super, anyway? Well, sometimes it has more to do with the super-powered marketing team behind the product than the food itself. Here is our list of top 10 superfoods to work into your diet today....
Valerie Goldstein featured in Men’s health recent article about how to give up your four worst eating habbits. For instance, when your stress levels skyrocket, so does your need for potato chips. Research suggests that downing salty foods...
Having trouble figuring out whether the protein bar you like is actually good for you? You’re not alone. The options can overwhelm anyone. Which is why we worked with nutrition experts to identify what you really need to know the next...
Valerie’s Voice: For The Health Of It
With all the new beverages on the market, it may seem pointless to waste time on an ancient, no-frills, plain drink like water. Yet if you drink water, it can help you get your “SEXY” back. You will look better, feel better and...
Here’s to a Healthy July 4th BBQ and celebrating 243 years of this nation’s Day of Independence! Because this is a Federal holiday, most of us WILL NOT be working. We WILL be spending time with friends and family BBQ-ing...
Shop ’til you drop is what I always say. Grocery shopping is no exception to this rule. Food shopping can get costly. So these 24 food shopping tips can help you stay within a food budget. 24 Supermarket Savvy Food...
Stay hydrated while enjoying every drop of these healthy sizzling summer beverages.
A Paleo Diet is more than just a diet. It is a way of life that copies what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate before highly processed foods were available. It consists of unprocessed meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and nuts...
Focus and use these healthy eating tips to win the war on weight loss. Five pounds or five hundred pounds, it does not matter. Battling the bulge (big or small) is not easy. Take immediate action to start eating healthy using...
Almost thirty million children participate in some form of a team sport. As an athlete, parent or coach, it is necessary to know how to about sports nutrition to support peak sports performance. What Are The 5 Critical Elements...
Alzheimer’s disease is associated with 50-80% of reported memory loss in people ages 65 and older. It affects the way you think and behave. However, many people diagnosed with AD fall in a much younger age range, 40-50.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that damages the myelin sheath. The Myelin Sheath is the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells. The myelin may develop lesions which result in a loss of nerve signals.
A Detox Diet is a diet that provides your body with the food it needs to recover from being exposed to “pollution”. Body pollution doesn’t have to be so toxic it kills you. However, it can cause just enough trouble to be a...
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The Ketogenic Diet Helps Treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Find out how to use a Ketogenic Diet for PCOS is so effective.
An insulin resistance diet corrects health issues caused by high insulin levels. Eat healthy. Eat foods that do not provoke blood sugar spikes.
A Keto diet is a high-fat diet that contains 50 grams or less of carbohydrates a day. This means you cannot eat sugar, starch or most carbohydrates.
Whether low blood sugar or high blood sugar levels or blood sugar shifting like a roller coaster, blood sugar and insulin disorders effect too many of us unnecessarily.
Diet and exercise are tools used to achieve a physical or weight goal in order to improve appearance. You might say some people diet and exercise in vain.
A hungry person will fail at weight loss unless of course, they are able to ignore and endure the physical and mental consequences of hunger.
Controlling insulin resistance can help correct difficulties with weight loss, blood sugar, and cholesterol and a host of other health parameters. Apart from fitness exercises, an insulin resistance diet can also help maintain...
Nourish Your Life
The bottom line: Nutrition Optimization (NO), get the most nutrient bang for the calorie buck!
Feed on foods and beverages that provide a broad range of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fats, proteins and healthy carbohydrates.
Eating To Fuel
Eating and drinking should be nothing more than a pleasurable, stress and hassle free experience.
Using food as a fuel can influence focus and mental acuity, work ability, moods, genetics (cells and DNA), weight, sports performance, aging, wellness, family gatherings/social events and everything we do in life.
We all care about food: how it's prepared, how it looks, how it tastes, how it makes us feel and just as importantly how it effects health and weight.
Simple strategic tools can give you the "how to" on eating to fuel. Being an educated consumer and making better lifestyle decisions is part of your responsibility to you.
Fuel Your Mind, Body & Soul
Food is the fuel that potentiates energy not just through calories (from carbohydrates, proteins and fats) but with water, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes and co-enzymes. In balance, each nutritional component contributes to the vitality of the mind and the body's internal organs and the skin, blood flow, blood sugar and hormone regulation, muscle flexibility, involuntary and voluntary body processes and so much more. Fueling the mind and body invigorates the soul.
Life is precious. Relax, enjoy and remember not to sweat the small stuff.
Living life to the fullest means caring for yourself. No matter who you are or what foods you choose to fuel your body, understand that rest, sleep, motivation, stress control and activity level are important ingredients in the recipe to balance the mind, body and soul.
Because you will not find anyone who will work harder to find the weight, health or performance solutions you need. Read what others are saying.
Consider "symptoms" as signals your body uses to communicate to you. Understanding the synergy between the signals and other unique elements in your life is what will work. That is why no results are ever the same. Similar, yes but never exactly the same. If you are dedicated and eating to fuel is a priority, I can act as your personal guide on this journey.
Together we tap into body signals (overweight, hunger/cravings, low energy, mood swings etc...) to help identify which course of action to take to balance:
- Micronutrient deficiencies
- Macronutrient imbalances
- Genetic snips
- Health and medical concerns
- Physical activity and body composition goals
- Emotional ups and downs and stress
- Career responsibilities and family obligations
As a team we attain success.
I am always interested in hearing from you. Walk through the door, transform to a new you. Leave me you story that may help others or just say hello. If you have an inspirational quote, please share and help others.
Fuel your health and happiness,
Valerie Goldstein, MS, RD, CDE. CDN