I thought the Paleo diet sounded silly when it first came out. Why would someone willingly choose to eat only the foods available more than 2 million years ago? Loren Cordain, a professor in health sciences, was convincing enough in his 2002 book The Paleo Diet to make it the most popular google-searched diet of 2013. … Continue reading What About the Paleo Diet?
Seems that the popularity of new fad diets never ends, and registered dietitians have their hands full! In the clinic, patients tend to be more on top of these diets than I am, which leaves me scrambling to research them. The ketogenic diet or keto diet is the new hot ticket, with a large and … Continue reading What About the Ketogenic Diet?
If you enjoy hummus, you'll probably like this recipe. Hummus is on my weekly shopping list, but it does get boring after a while. This is a very easy recipe and fun alternative to hummus. And it's versatile. You can use it as a dip for chopped vegetables, a protein-rich breakfast toast topper, a spread … Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato, Beet & Bean Spread
Is anyone as relieved as me to return to routine after the holidays? Maybe a boring routine, but mentally and physically my body begs it. Don’t get me wrong, I adore holidays and the special foods and excitement that follow. I love hanging out with family and am blessed to be surrounded by truly good … Continue reading Back to Real Food
In September I joined a gym. Even though that sounds trite (because who doesn’t belong to a gym nowadays?), it’s significant for me. For the last 10 years I’ve worked as an exercise instructor, which means free memberships wherever I teach. I could only manage part-time, teaching at most four classes a week because I … Continue reading Exercise: How Intense is Enough?
Throughout my childhood, my Dad was very active in the Chinese community in Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Rhode Island Association of Chinese Americans, at the time a small but close-knit community group that worked to promote local Chinese businesses and the integration of Chinese immigrants newly arriving in the state. … Continue reading A Healthy Spin on a Chinese Takeout Favorite