A Nutritionists New Years Resolution

For at least the last ten years I have had the same chronic New Year’s Resolution: lose weight. There always seemed to be that pesky five pounds and few inches to melt away. Miraculously, my whole life would fall together if only I could lose this weight. This year is different for me in a number of ways, and I hope it can be for you too. I’m not sure if it’s just me getting older, or that some of my long term goals have changed, but having the perfect beach bod just doesn’t seem that important any more.  It is no longer important to lose weight for the sake of losing weight, it is important to feel my best.

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What is important then? Feeling better, having more energy, living a healthier, more fulfilling life. Body weight and inches do not really have anything to do with it.

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Paleo 101

The Paleo Diet…everyone is talking about it. I’m sure you know of someone who’s done or talked about it, but do you really know what eating Paleo means? There are several takes on the Paleo diet, but when we educate our patients on the Paleo diet at Bordeaux Nutrition®, we try to use scientific, research-based information. Much of the information we go off of comes from Dr. Loren Cordain, the world’s foremost authority on the evolutionary basis of diet and disease.  Here’s the quick and dirty on the caveman diet for those who might be interested in trying something new in 2016.

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Don’t Let Your Food Poison Your Holiday Celebrations

Today’s post is by Jackie Stevenson, DTR at Bordeaux Nutrition®, LLC. Check out her personal blog at www.betterlivenatural.com.

The holidays are a great time for getting together with friends and family. You can share gifts, laughs, food, and, if you’re not careful, food borne illnesses. Although this isn’t the most festive holiday topics, it is important to talk about. Here are three food safety guidelines to follow to reduce your risk of catching a bug this season. Continue reading

Fuel Your Body for Better Sleep

Funny enough, the idea for this blog post came to me at 3am when I was lying wide awake.  I’m fairly certain everyone at some point in time has had the same problem, and unfortunately many people suffer from sleep issues on a regular basis.  Luckily, there are many nutrition based remedies that may provide you some relief and well deserved zzz’s.

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Don’t we all want to be able to sleep like this?

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Hanukkah Recipe Roundup

hanukah-11Hanukkah is the celebration of light and the small jug of oil that fueled the Temple Menorah for eight days.  Because of this, Hanukkah has been centered around oily foods for the at least the last thousand years.  These foods include latkes and sufganiyot—deep-fried doughnuts.
Dairy is also a prominent food during Hanukkah because the brave heroine Yehudis, helped save her people by slaying the vicious Greek general Holofernes by feeding him cheese.  Dairy-rich foods of Hanukkah celebration include kugel and cheese blintz.

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What I ate for a Day – Gluten Free, Dairy Free Edition

For those of you who follow Bordeaux Nutrition on Facebook you may have seen that Renee has spent the last two weeks traveling around France eating gluten-free and dairy-free. With that, and to relate to my last post, I decided to document a day of my eats following a gluten-free, dairy-free diet for the day. While I am not 100% free of either food category, I do try to avoid most dairy as I have found that I do have problems with it.  And as far as gluten, I have done 100% gluten free at times, but often just tend to limit my intake of it because I am including other foods.

I’ve always felt that it is important to not only be knowledgeable about different diets and dietary restrictions, but to also experience what it’s like to eat that way.  I like being able to recommend meals, snacks and products that fit each diet.  Here is what a gluten-free, dairy-free day looks like in my life:

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