Fall Harvest: What to Look for at the Market

What’s more beautiful than the vibrant colors of the leaves in autumn? Why, the colorful variety of fall produce in the market, of course! Often times, people think of summer as being the best time for fresh produce. And summer does yield a bounty of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, but there are many crops [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Fall Harvest: What to Look for at the Market

How to Get Comfortable in the Kitchen

How many of your meals are made at home? If you’re like a lot of Americans, the answer is, “fewer and fewer.” According to market research firm The NPD Group, fewer than 60% of dinners eaten at home are actually homemade. And that number has slowly dwindled since the early 80’s, when it was closer [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Get Comfortable in the Kitchen

Is Gut Bacteria Getting You Down?

Feeling a bit moody? Maybe getting sick more often than you would like? Struggling with food cravings? You might need to take a closer look at your body’s beneficial bacteria. That’s not a play on words; I’m referring to the complex colonies of bacteria that reside in our gut, known as our microbiome. They have [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Is Gut Bacteria Getting You Down?

Pregnancy Nutrition – What to Know

According to recent research by the CDC, nearly half of American women are gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Between the cravings, nausea, and (ahem) mood swings, it can be difficult to keep healthy eating on the radar. But good nutrition habits can go a long way in reducing pregnancy risks and keeping some of [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Pregnancy Nutrition – What to Know

It’s BBQ Time

Here in the northeast, we call it a barbecue. Meaning, a backyard (or rooftop) gathering of folks that involves food that may have come off a grill. Having spent many years living in Texas, I know the term “barbecue” can mean something entirely more serious. But whether you call it a barbecue or a cookout, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on It’s BBQ Time

You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of This

My friends, come closer. I have something important to discuss. I know that you want to be healthier, clearer-headed, perhaps a few pounds lighter? One word: fiber. If you’re anything like most Americans, you’re not getting enough of it. Not even close. The recommended amount is 25 grams per day for women, or 38 grams [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on You’re Probably Not Eating Enough of This

Is Gluten Making you Gloomy?

Did you know that upwards of 20 million people in the US may be sensitive to gluten? And it’s estimated that roughly 4 out of 5 people don’t even know it. With the increasing popularity of gluten-free diets it’s important to understand what this is all about. Gluten is composed of proteins found in wheat, [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Is Gluten Making you Gloomy?

Drinking Calories

Where are your extra calories hiding? For many people, it’s in their drinks. Some of the most damaging calories for those trying to lose weight come in liquid form. That morning smoothie made with acai juice? An extra 120 calories per cup. The much needed cafe latte after lunch? Add 190 more calories to the [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Drinking Calories

Clean Eating: What’s the Deal?

What does the term “clean eating” mean to you? Making sure to rinse off your produce & meat before cooking? Maybe some complicated meal plan that came from your neighbor’s sister’s fitness guru? Some level of perfection that you never bothered looking into, because you’d never be able to do it anyhow? Good news! The [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Clean Eating: What’s the Deal?

How to Buy Organic on a Budget

When suggesting organics to my clients I generally hear the same response: Too expensive! And my clients are not wrong. Prices range from a few cents higher per pound of produce, to a few dollars higher for meats and dairy. But if you’ve read our previous posts on the benefits of eating organic, you know [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Buy Organic on a Budget