Posts by Michelle Babb MS, RD, CD

Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy

Inflammation is a common thread in many disease states including cardiovascular disease, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and eczema. Anti-inflammatory medications are often prescribed, but they can cause unpleasant side effects and do not address the underlying cause of the symptoms that are related to inflammation. The good news is, certain types of foods help…

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Practicing Good Self Care

Being Kind to Yourself Part of what contributes to that stressed and depleted feeling is a heavy dose of self neglect combined with a change in eating habits during the holidays. There’s more candy, cookies and other goodies around so sugar intake is higher, which causes blood sugar to fluctuate and affects mood and energy.…

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Healthy Holiday Snacking

Smart snacking is a great way to get through the holiday season without packing on the pounds. If you get in the habit of having a well-balanced breakfast and then eating a small meal or snack every three to four hours, you’ll keep your blood sugar stable and won’t have a tendency to overeat at…

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Eating Like an Athlete

When I work with athletes, I’m always encouraged by the acute awareness of how nutrition influences their performance. I also notice that knowing and doing can be two different things, and many athletes are quite confused by all of the conflicting information about sports nutrition. My goal is always to try to simplify the recommendations…

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Foods to Beat the Blues

When I first started my practice, I was surprised by the number of patients who complained of depression, anxiety, and/or mood swings. Over time, I’ve realized that this a reliable indicator that there’s imbalance in the body. As Dr. James Gordon says in his book Unstuck, “Depression is not a disease, the end point to…

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How to Build a Better Salad

When salad season rolls around, I’m more than ready to leave behind the heavier, starchy winter veggies and start getting creative with the bounty of fresh veggies that spring and summer have to offer. But let’s face it, the traditional lettuce-carrot-tomato salad can get very boring pretty quickly, so here are a few ideas to…

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