Book Discussion Group: Join Us!

Book Discussion Group: Join Us!

Book Discussion Group Reading and learning are two of my passions, and two things I do frequently to keep my practice current. In fact, many times I'm torn between the world of fiction (for pleasure) and non-fiction (for perspective). If I had it my way, I'd make a...

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Youth Nutrition Education: District VI COPS Program

Youth Nutrition Education: District VI COPS Program

Youth Nutrition Education with the COPS Program   Recently I had the good fortune to present a youth nutrition education program to an amazing group of young people through the Prince George's County Police Department's COPS District VI Youth Enrichment Program....

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The Healthy Habits Series: Breakfast Boosters

The Healthy Habits Series: Breakfast Boosters

Healthy Habits Challenge #2: Breakfast Boosters   Welcome to Thrive Inside Nutrition's first ever Healthy Habits Challenge Series!    I'm thrilled to have you here! This series of free 5-day challenges aims to help you boost overall nutrition, health and...

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Fermented Foods: Homemade Sauerkraut

Fermented Foods: Homemade Sauerkraut

Fermented Foods: Homemade Sauerkraut The microbiome. The gut flora. "Good" bacteria versus "bad" bacteria. By now I'm sure you've heard of the bacteria living in our gut. Gut health is all the rage in the world of functional medicine and nutrition, and for good...

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Choosing a Clean Protein Bar

Choosing a Clean Protein Bar

Choosing a Clean Protein Bar Hunger happens. We know that a whole foods diet is best, but sometimes hunger strikes and we need a solution on-the-go. Whether it's a snack to hold you over between meals or a quick meal replacement you can fit between appointments, the...

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Soaking and Sprouting 101: Increasing Nutrient Density

Soaking and Sprouting 101: Increasing Nutrient Density

Soaking and Sprouting 101: Increasing Nutrient Density Soaking and Sprouting grains, seeds, nuts, and beans are an easy way to boost nutritional value in your diet. All it takes is a little planning to increase your vitamin and mineral intake at a fraction of the cost...

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Building a Balanced Plate

Building a Balanced Plate

Healthy eating doesn't have to be hard. In fact, building a balanced plate can be as simple as reading a pie chart! We're all bombarded with the latest health trends on TV and social media, making it hard to sort fact from fiction. Habits are hard to break, and when...

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Sustained Lifestyle Change

Sustained Lifestyle Change

What is it about change that is so challenging? There’s a perception that we need superhuman amounts of determination and self-discipline to succeed. Maybe if we can commit to different behaviors over a certain period of time, we’ll suddenly have amazing new habits...

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Healthy Breakfast Greens Recipe

Healthy Breakfast Greens Recipe

Breakfast greens are a staple of my mornings many times each week. They are an excellent breakfast on their own, but you can also pair them with eggs or a couple strips of preservative-free bacon. You can also add other things to the saute, like sliced red bell...

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Kicking Coffee: The Caffeine Wean

Kicking Coffee: The Caffeine Wean

Kicking coffee is no joke. Whether quitting for an elimination or detox, for improved sleep habits, or due to doctor’s orders, you’ll need some support. as you go through the process. The Good There are many evidence-based benefits to enjoying a cup of joe. The trick...

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Age Discrimination and Preventative Care

Age Discrimination and Preventative Care

Age Discrimination and Preventative Care We've all heard about discrimination in the health care system, especially as it relates to women.  If a woman walks into her doctor's office complaining of fatigue, brain fog, depression, low sex drive and general lack of...

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Allergy-Free Breakfast Hash

Allergy-Free Breakfast Hash

Allergy-Free Breakfast Hash Breakfasts can be a struggle on busy weekday mornings. Typically, I'm packing 3 lunches, dancing around the cats, attempting to manage the dog and trying to keep the kids moving as they prepare for school.  It's easy to fall into the...

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Functional Nutrition: Just Another Buzzword?

Functional Nutrition: Just Another Buzzword?

What is the "functional approach" to nutrition therapy? You might have heard the term "functional medicine" or "functional nutrition" floating around in the news.  Maybe you even dismissed it as just another buzzword.  After all, when it comes to health buzzwords are...

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Elementary School: Food Allergies and Identity

Elementary School: Food Allergies and Identity

Elementary School: Food Allergies and Identity Back to school is always tough: new classrooms, new teachers, different classmates, new rules and expectations, and rehashing all of the usual precautions and emergency plans that come with severe food allergies.  It's...

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What’s In My Cheese?

What’s In My Cheese?

What's In My Cheese? So, it's confession time. Food allergies and convenience don't typically go hand-in hand, but sometimes I want shortcuts like everyone else. Sometimes I'm even so tired and grateful for a reprise that I forget the basics. The Lure of Convenience...

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The Power of Food: Our Journey and My Mission

The Power of Food: Our Journey and My Mission

The Power of Food: Our Journey and My Mission The power of food, for better or worse, is something to which my family is intimately attuned. Food and Mood My son has life-threatening food allergies, but this wasn’t always the case. When he was a baby and a toddler he...

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