5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

It’s Earth Day! Here are some ideas to celebrate: 1. Get your hands and shoes muddy. Plant an organic garden There is nothing better than having your own organic and chemical- free fruits and vegetables right from your yard! Right now is the perfect time of year to plant a garden- so what better day to do it […]

My MTHFR Gene Mutation Story

Written by Miranda Ortolani From as young as I can remember, I never felt right after eating. I thought to myself, “this doesn’t feel normal”, but I sort of just assumed that it was. Finally, when I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) and was put on a low-FODMAP diet. […]

About-Low FODMAP Diet for IBS

If you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you might be starting to feel like there is no way out. The good news? There is! By avoiding high FODMAP foods, you will be able to relieve your symptoms fairly quick if you follow the diet. What are FODMAPs? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and […]

Eat with your body, not with your eyes!

Early in November I had the opportunity to attend the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Fall Meeting. One of the speakers was Jim Painter, PhD, RD. He really opened my eyes to how easily our appetites are influenced by portion sizes and food availability. 20 years ago a bagel was 140 calories, now […]

Ready to pack lunches again?

Six days until school starts! Can you believe it?  I’m home this week on a stayacation prepping for back to school with my kids.  My little one is going to Kindergarten…sigh & hold back the tears. While I’m a little sad about summer ending, my kids are getting really excited for their first day next […]

Creative Recipes for A Healthier Passover Dinner

A usual family or holiday gathering tends to lack the healthy food options.  Although you probably use recipes that your grandmother’s grandmother used, they didn’t know the effects the ingredients had on your health. Passover, one of Judaism’s High Holidays, puts a restriction on many different food groups.  One of the main restrictions is on […]

Bucks Happening, Red Carpet Event


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