Michelle Abich, MPH, MCHES
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The Health Benefits and Risks of Non-Dairy Alternatives

There is much controversy surrounding dairy. Most of us grew up drinking gallons of milk throughout our childhoods. It gave us calcium for strong teeth and bones and a lot of protein to help us grow.But then conflicting sentiments throughout the nutrition world caused many adults to give up dairy and seek non-dairy alternatives. But what is the real truth...[ read more ]

Eat Right for You and Baby

Most pregnant women know how important it is to take care of themselves during their pregnancy. They know to get plenty of rest and to never smoke or drink alcohol. But not every soon-to-be mother understands just what an impact her diet has on her baby’s health and well-being.New research is suggesting that a mother’s diet during pregnancy not only...[ read more ]

National Childhood Obesity Week

National Childhood Obesity Week takes place in July. This week is to help shed light on an increasing problem in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects roughly 14 million children and adolescents.While some look to the government to enact legislation to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic in this country, there is much we...[ read more ]

Should I Go Gluten-Free if I Don’t Have Celiac Disease?

Starting about five years ago, gluten-free diets became all the rage. People who weren’t even sure what gluten was were cutting it out of their diet, most likely to be trendy or fashionable.But maybe these people were onto something? Is it possible that we should all be giving up gluten, even if we don’t suffer from celiac disease?Go with Your...[ read more ]

Pobody’s Nerfect: How to Get Back to Healthy Eating Habits

At times it doesn’t take much to lure us off our path of healthy eating. Maybe a stressful or busy week at work, a vacation, or a big holiday… But those things are over now and all of the excuses are out the window. It’s time to get back on track. But after all of that indulgence, a healthy meal...[ read more ]

4 Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

You know that good nutrition is important for your child’s physical health. But did you know it’s also critical for their mental health as well? Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."With that in mind, here are 4 tips for raising healthy eaters.1. Give Your Kids Whole Foods – Not ProcessedAs much...[ read more ]

5 Foods & Beverages That Can Cause More Anxiety

Most people know that a healthy diet is important in managing weight and aging well. But what many people don’t realize is that the foods we eat can significantly alter our mood.While eating foods rich in protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can help fight depression and other mood disorders, eating the wrong kinds of food can cause depression and...[ read more ]

The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery from Addiction

Completing drug rehab is the first step in beginning a recovery program. Many addicts, while recognizing the toll addiction has taken on their relationships, don’t realize the additional affects it has had on their physical health and wellbeing.Addiction often leads to malnourishment, which forces the body to work in less than optimal conditions. A poor diet is tough on the...[ read more ]

4 Powerful Immunity Boosters

As we continue to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are wondering how we can boost our immune systems. You most likely know you should take more vitamin C, but here are some other ways you can give your immunity a powerful boost:Tackle That StressWhen we’re stressed, our bodies produce stress hormones like cortisol, which weaken our immune...[ read more ]

Ditch the Diet – Eat Healthy for Life Instead

Did you know that May 6th is International No Diet Day? The holiday was started as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as raise public awareness of the potential dangers of fad dieting.The Problem with DietingWhenever people want or need to lose weight quickly, they inevitably turn to the latest, greatest fad diet. But how many people...[ read more ]