4 mistakes people make when going gluten-free

Originally written for The Washington Post, February 2nd, 2017 Gluten-free foods have become commonplace in grocery stores, restaurants and cookbooks. For those who suffer from celiac disease, this is a huge win, because there are now so many options. And for those who feel extraordinary benefits from decreasing gluten because of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, inflammation … Read more →

‘Clean eating’ is a fuzzy term — and that’s why it works

Originally written for The Washington Post, January 10th, 2017 “Clean eating” is a phrase thrown around a lot in the health-and-wellness scene. I use it all the time. I like it because there’s no formal definition, and it’s not a one-size-fits-all plan. Let’s face it: There isn’t one perfect plan that will work for everyone, … Read more →

11 strategies for getting through the holidays without weight gain

Originally written for The Washington Post, November 15th, 2016 Five years ago, I was working with a longtime client who was making phenomenal progress improving his health. At the end of a session in late October, as I was confirming our appointment for the following week, he said in a calm, matter-of-fact tone: “You know, … Read more →

One dietitian’s secret weapon for healthy eating

Originally written for The Washington Post, September 1, 2016 I am going to fill you in on a major secret of good nutrition: Healthier eating often has nothing to do with superfoods, metabolism or the perfect balance of nutrients, but rather with being prepared. That’s right — just like the Boy Scouts. In this case, … Read more →

How to fight sweet cravings when sugar is everywhere

Originally written for The Washington Post, August 5th, 2016 Cravings are a real thing. They take over your mind and body. I have been at home, in my pajamas, exhausted from a long day, and I catch myself opening every cupboard and drawer in my kitchen searching for any morsel of sugar I can find, … Read more →