Practitioner Corner: Why You Should Eat 100% Organic

Practitioner Corner: Why You Should Eat 100% Organic

Everywhere you go these days you hear people talking about the benefits of eating organic. I am sometimes surprised, however, by what people think that truly means. I was at a restaurant the other day in an unfamiliar town. When I asked if they served organic food...
Stressed Out About Your Digestion?

Stressed Out About Your Digestion?

Our world today has us living in an extreme high-tech environment.  In the period of one day, you can spend up to 10 hours sitting and staring at a computer or other electronic device.  As you do this, your body becomes tense.  Even ahead of time, your body has an...
Practitioner Corner: Foods that Protect You from the Sun

Practitioner Corner: Foods that Protect You from the Sun

As a nutritional endocrinologist, I truly believe that food is the key to your health. It is the vehicle for you to absorb the nutrients to keep your body alive and thriving. It is also necessary for you to keep your body’s immunity strong so that it is best protected...
Why You Need Probiotics in Your Diet

Why You Need Probiotics in Your Diet

Most of you have heard about probiotics. It’s a topic in the news more and more these days. There is also at least one probiotic yogurt advertised on TV that guarantees the relief of digestive symptoms such as gas and bloating. Maybe you know someone who takes a...
Spice Up Your Digestive Health!

Spice Up Your Digestive Health!

I love to prepare food, and often just empty my fridge and throw together a meal based on the veggies and other healthy foods that I have on hand. I use a lot of herbs and spice in everything I prepare. Not only do these simple additions add wonderful and even exotic...
Feeling Zapped? Overcoming your Post-Vacation Blue Mood

Feeling Zapped? Overcoming your Post-Vacation Blue Mood

In my last several blogs I talked about how to keep healthy while traveling and on vacation.  I recommended nutrition and lifestyle tips to help you survive health missteps while traveling on an airplane, while staying in hotels, and even while eating on the road. I...
Summer reading that can teach, inspire, and empower!

Summer reading that can teach, inspire, and empower!

The other day someone asked me a question about summertime reading. “Dr. Ritamarie, what books do you suggest I read this summer that will really have an impact on my health?” That question made me think about the many books that I have read that can teach, inspire,...
Resist the Food Cravings By Listening To Your Body!

Resist the Food Cravings By Listening To Your Body!

I have a friend who often craves chocolate.  You know what her solution is to her cravings? She eats more chocolate! But that’s not the right solution at all! So for all of you out there who suffer from cravings (and yes, I occasionally have that craving for a sweet...
Staying Healthy While on Vacation

Staying Healthy While on Vacation

July is a big travel month so I thought it would be a good time to remind you (and encourage you!) to spend a little extra time including “health” as part of your vacation planning this year. Just by giving a little extra thought to how you can maintain your healthy...
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