Diet & Nutrition

Optimize Protein Intake Today

If you optimize protein intake today, your body will thank you later. I just returned from a trip to Seoul where I was speaking with Korean media and food manufacturers about the importance of protein in the diet. I shared concepts for consumers and food and beverage manufacturers to include dairy proteins as part of a […] Read more…

Healthy Eating for Two

Eating for two means twice as much ice cream and pickles at midnight, right? Actually healthy eating during pregnancy is a little more complicated than that, and focus should be on common sense and sound science, rather than satisfying those weird late night cravings. FOCUS ON FOOD, NOT SUPPLEMENTS: Most doctors will recommend a specially […] Read more…

The Right Questions about Drinking Milk

I’m a little tired of weak arguments about whether or not we should drink milk, based on what other species of animals drink. Aren’t we the only species of mammals that plants gardens, builds schools, and sends members of our species into outer space? Should we give up these activities because our animal friends don’t […] Read more…

Breastfeeding Moms and Holiday Cheer

So you were good for 9 months of pregnancy and avoided alcohol. Congratulations! But now you’ve been breastfeeding for months, and the holiday party invitations are rolling in. Do you drink alcohol? Abstain? While abstinence is always a good choice, if you decide to indulge in a little holiday cheer, it’s best to do so […] Read more…

Omega-3s for Mood Support

               Omega-3’s are healthy ingredients from fish that promote heart and brain health, and also support a healthy mood. Many nutritionists, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a position paper released in July of 2014, encourage pregnant women to consume at least 8 oz. of seafood per week to promote infant eye and […] Read more…

When Women Need Chocolate

Chocolate contains lots of mood-enhancing components—sugar, caffeine, and several trace minerals. Research show that chocolate is the number one food craved by women. So when you’re stressed or feeling down, should you give in to your cravings or resist? The sensible answer is that eating small amounts of chocolate on occasion is okay. But the […] Read more…

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