It Happened This Week – Anorexia’s Collateral Damage, Taco Bell’s “Meat”, and a Blueberry Scandal

Marie Caro, mother of model Isabelle Caro, took her own life last week, reportedly due to the guilt she felt over Isabelle's death last November from complications due to anorexia.  In an article for The Observer, Barbara Ellen discusses a mother's guilt over her daughter's disease and whether parents of children with eating disorders should […]

Meet The Natives – USA

Run; don’t walk, to The Travel Channel on Sunday nights at 10 o’clock and Meet The Natives! This show is absolutely fabulous. Meet the Natives is a documentary which originated in England (London to be exact), and was received with so much love the Travel Channel in it’s wisdom decided to import its fab-ness across the pond. […]

Our New 3-Day Healthy Weight & Health Program: Food as Medicine

We’re so excited to announce Food as Medicine, our new healthy weight and health program at Green Mountain.  We’re introducing it as part of a 3-day workshop January 6-9, 2010, which may make it easier both financially and time-wise for many women. It’s the outcome of looking closely at why some women, no matter how […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday! Mock Sushi Appetizer

Early November is menu-planning time.  What are we going to serve at Thanksgiving and all those parties and special meals we’ll be enjoying through New Year’s?  If you’re like me, I’m often challenged with new ideas for appetizers — things that I really want to eat.  Being a nutritionist, I’m also always thinking about healthy […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday! Italian Chicken & Insight on Ingredients

Today’s recipe — well, more of a recipe idea — comes from friend and colleague Laura Lagano, MS, RD, CDN, an expert in using food as medicine, something she learned well in raising a child with developmental disorders. After a recent stay at her house, I can attest to her finesse with food and nutrition.  […]

Stevia in Strawberries: Nutrition Gone Awry?

I hope I’m not reading this right. In an e-newsletter last week, I saw a link to an article titled “Stevia-sweetened strawberries point to low-cal fruit potential.”  I had to click on it.  Low-cal fruit potential?  What were they talking about? Fruit is low in calories — naturally. It was an article based on another […]

It Happened This Week: Counterclockwise, Positive Body Image in Children, Beauty Foods, and More Vitamin D

Crabby McSlacker met Harvard social psychologist, Ellen Langer, who wrote the ground-breaking book Mindfulness, as well as a new book, called Counterclockwise.  Langer’s research on mindfulness and the “psychology of possibility” led her to believe we can use the power of the mind to do things like improve our health and reverse the physical affects […]

Do Diet Foods Lead to Weight Gain?

As I was casting about for a subject to write about this morning, I ran across an article published in Time magazine that asked this question a couple years ago.  It grabbed my attention because it reminded me of a brief piece I wrote almost 20 years ago titled Will the Real Diet Food Please […]

For a Smaller Waist, Eat Red Meat, Butter & Whole Milk?

I recently rediscovered the blog Junkfood Science whose author Sandy Szwarc, BSN, RN, CCP describes as “critical examinations of studies and news on food, weight, health and healthcare that mainstream media misses.  Debunks popular myths, explains science and exposes fraud that affects your health.” Like us at Green Mountain at Fox Run, Sandy is an […]

In Praise of Real Food

Spring has sprung, at least on the calendar.  It may still be snowing in your part of the world (as it is in mine), but we know the days of summer are just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere.  For many of us that means gardens, farmers’ markets, seasonal produce, good food, good times.  […]