Reigniting the Flame for Cooking: Overcoming Burnout with Easy, Healthy Meals May 24, 2024

Welcome to my Q&A series with a recent question submission: 

 

I used to like cooking and meal prep but lately I’m feeling burnt out and not motivated. What can i do to feel inspired again with food? 

Thank you for the question.  Feeling out overall and or with cooking is quite common.  It can often be seasonal too. Often the lack of sunshine, color around us...

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Q&A with Karie Cassell Dietitian Coach: What to Eat or Not Eat to Manage Anxiety and ADHD May 24, 2024

Welcome to my Q&A Series with a Great Question Submitted Recently.....

Hello. I have ADHD and wonder if there are certain foods that worsen my symptoms that I should avoid or have more of? I want to feel more focused. Thank you!

Thank you for the question and know that you are not alone. With ADHD and other similar diagnosis, including struggles with anxiety in and of itself, there can be...

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Weight Release Diets: Finding the Right Fit May 24, 2024

Comparing Various Weight Loss Diets: Success Rates, Risks, and Finding the Right Fit

Navigating the world of weight loss diets can be overwhelming, with numerous options promising rapid results. However, the effectiveness and safety of these diets vary widely. Understanding the success rates and risks associated with popular diets, and how to find a plan that fits your lifestyle, is crucial...

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Switch on the REST-DIGEST-CREATE Frequency! Apr 17, 2024


Courtesy of your subconscious mind, you breathe 24/7 without having to think about it. Although, with your conscious mind, you can change how you breathe, and how you breathe matters, especially when eating.

The subconscious mind is trained to make quick adjustments according to how you breathe. Shallow breathing sends a message to the subconscious mind to switch on the sympathetic system, AKA,...

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No News is Good Chews Apr 17, 2024
Did you know that you can switch on specific hormones to optimize your digestions, nourishment and metabolism? Do you multitask while eating? Driving and dinning, scrolling while eating, watching the news while you chew...may be affecting you more than you know.
 
Part of your survival is credited to your “Fight Flight” response, also known as the Sympathetic System. It...
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Nourishing Your Heart Health Matters: Beyond the Diet Alone Apr 17, 2024

As we enter into February, the month of love and Valentine's Day, it's the perfect time to reflect on all matters of the heart and to embrace the passions and dreams that drive us. Why? Because, in the grand symphony of life, unexpressed heartfelt matters might be a silent contributor to heart dis-ease.

In the realm of health and wellness, the heart often takes center stage, both metaphorically...

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It's Also About How You Eat and Not Just What You Eat Mar 19, 2024

We often take food for granted but what most people don't realize is that what we eat can not only affect us physically (our gut, our energy, etc), but can also affect our mindset which in turn has an effect on our heart. 

Furthermore, HOW you eat has an impact.  So, when you eat, are you paying attention to the sensations and tastes of the food and being grateful for the blessing of...

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What is Intuitive Eating? Feb 19, 2024

Intuitive eating is a philosophy that emphasizes listening to your body's natural hunger and fullness cues, rather than relying on external rules or restrictions about what, when, or how much to eat. It encourages people to trust their internal signals and eat based on what feels good and satisfying to them, rather than following rigid diets or meal plans.  It means listening to your body...

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Nourish to Flourish - starting the year 2024 off right Nov 06, 2023

Is it time for a new resolution on diets?  In my 30-plus years as a registered dietitian, I’m sure it comes as no surprise, to suggest that no other time of year rings in the word DIET more than New Years. The word "resolutions" means "to resolve" or to find a new year resolve to be more precise.   

The idea of setting new resolves for the year isn’t popular with...

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