How to Enjoy Summer

Happy first day of summer! As someone who is generally averse to cold weather, this is my all-time favorite season. Chicago has been a bit chillier this June than I’d prefer, but I’m excited for the sunny mornings and warm afternoons that I know are coming. Summer can be a challenging time for some, given … More How to Enjoy Summer

Is Sugar Addicting?

I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?

Dietary Causes of IBS Might Not Be What You Think

Tummy troubles are generally pretty common today, and many practitioners attribute these symptoms to diet. Food intolerances and allergies are on the rise, and we are learning more and more that different environmental exposures, especially as related to nutrition, can have a huge influence on the development of autoimmune responses. Food and its effect on … More Dietary Causes of IBS Might Not Be What You Think

Why “counting macros” might not be the best idea

Before I get started, I want to clarify that there isn’t anything inherently wrong with counting macros. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the practice, “counting macros” refers to measuring a person’s daily intake of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and keeping them below certain levels. While it is certainly possible to establish a … More Why “counting macros” might not be the best idea