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Fran Sutherlin
Position: Staff reporter

Ditch evening snacks to sleep better and feel your best

Do you know that feeling? The one where you’ve finished a healthy dinner and then thought to yourself, “I need a snack.” Then, before you know it, the entire bag of chips or carton of ice cr...

Does undereating really increase binge eating?

It’s that time of year when we tend to be more susceptible to filling our bellies “like bowls full of jelly”! For many, this tendency to “binge eat” is not only a struggle during the holiday...

Healthier baking this holiday season

It’s that time of year when we dust off grandma’s favorite recipes to create home-cooked meals and treats to nourish our souls through the holiday season. Many dread this time of year becau...

Alcoholic beverages: Let’s go there

Let’s face it: Healthy nutrition can be a challenge when you find yourself staring into a giant pan of freshly baked brownies or enjoying a dinner with friends only to drink way too much win...

Emotional eating – is it why diets have failed you?

Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Would you classify yourself as an emotional eater? Spoiler alert: We are all human, so we all eat for emotional reasons to some degr...

Stop eating these foods to protect the trillions of tiny soldiers fighting for your health

“My what?” you may be asking. The microbiome is the vast collection of trillions of bacteria in your digestive system that work together to maintain health. Your microbiome begins...

What’s better, a cupcake or a gluten-free cupcake?

Should you be eating a gluten-free diet? Maybe you are curious to know if it will help you feel better. Gluten is probably the most vilified food protein in America. About 5% of t...

There is something even better than willpower

As you set your 2021 health goals, keep in mind that relying on discipline (aka willpower) alone has a high probability of leaving you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and short of your goals...

Make sure stress doesn’t throw away all your nutrients

Do this with me, breathe in deep through your nose and out slowly through your mouth. (Repeat three times.) It’s been a peculiar year to say the least! With the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Six nutrition principles most fad diets don’t include

It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 butted its ugly head in the world. That might mean your kids are still at home, your favorite gym is closed, your kids don’t have school sp...

Fad diets: Let’s talk about intermittent fasting

As we learned in this three-part series, fad diets are defined as diets that are extremely popular for a short period of time. They often promise quick weight loss or health impro...

Fad diets: Let’s talk about Keto

Today let’s jump into the second fad diet in this series “Fad Diet Demystified.” Today’s fad diet – the ketogenic or “Keto” diet – promises quick weight loss and lower total-body inflammatio...