Category: Health & Wellness

Mom is Always Right

Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN  Senior Nutritionist Mom is Always Right “Eat your vegetables!” “Get plenty of sleep!” “Get outside for some fresh air and exercise!” “Stop and smell the roses!”…..I am pretty sure your Mom shared at least one of these pearls of wisdom sometime in your life. What I have also heard from so many moms is they are…

The Magic of the Mediterranean

Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Mediterranean Diet May is Mediterranean Diet month, and a wonderful time to embrace beautiful, delicious food and all of the health benefits it can bring you. In January, a panel of health and nutrition experts ranked the Mediterranean diet as the best diet overall for 2019. What does that really mean? The basic ranking…

Cereal 2.o – Hi! Happy Inside Cereals for Digestive Wellness

by Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN Digestive health keeps rising as a concern for Americans. That is not surprising – Americans of all ages are missing key nutrients, particularly fiber. Only 5% of Americans get enough*, and interest in whole grains and higher fiber foods, as well as probiotics and microbiome health are bringing some innovative products to the table.…

Eggs-cited about Eggs!

I have to say it – they really are all they are cracked up to be! Eggs are a protein powerhouse, and have a range of nutrition and culinary benefits. Eggs are delicious, versatile, easy to prepare and easy to digest. They contain all of the essential amino acids we need to support muscle growth and maintenance – a huge…

How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt

With protein, calcium and probiotics, yogurt is one of the healthiest foods out there. But not all yogurts are created equal. Check out how the various types stack up. Try traditional yogurt. The yogurt you grew up eating is unstrained (still contains whey), which means it’s thinner than Greek and Icelandic styles. Nutrition-wise, it has more calcium and natural milk…

Earth Day and the Secret Benefits of Gardening

Earth Day reminds us that every living thing needs care and attention. We can each do our part to protect it and our natural resources by taking care of our own patch of world. Gardening is a great way to get active and reduce stress. Small or large, your garden can decorate your world with beautiful colors, soothe with aromatherapy,…

April Wellness

Here Comes the Sun! Not a moment too soon – we have had a long, gloomy winter in the Northeast. Everyone is getting energized as the weather warms, the crocus and daffodils peek around last year’s leaves, and we get busy with plans we were daydreaming about two chilly months ago. Get your sneakers laced up, get your sunscreen on…

5 Reasons Your Allergies Are Worse at Night

Written by: Sarah Klein Here’s what to know about nighttime allergy symptoms when the pollen count’s high. Like clockwork, your seasonal allergies are back. As if the runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes aren’t bad enough, your allergy symptoms might also make it difficult to sleep. “Allergy symptoms actually can get worse at night,” says Purvi Parikh, M.D., an allergist and immunologist in New York.…

Trending Now – Eating Well! Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN

Wishing you a delicious, nutritious National Nutrition Month®! It’s an exciting time for food and nutrition – as we all look more closely at the benefits food brings to our health, it is truly inspiring to see the explosion of delicious recipes, pictures, videos and products that make it easier to eat well. If you are looking for some new…