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When Diarrhea Requires Medical Intervention

Sooner or later, everyone has a bout of diarrhea — maybe it’s something you ate, or maybe you’re stressed out at work. But, once in a while, diarrhea is more than an embarrassing inconvenience — sometimes it’s a medical problem.

Sep 1st, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Sep 3rd, 2021
A New Look at Grocery Shopping

A simple task like grocery shopping that we never gave another thought to, is now a nerve wracking trip. Will I get Covid-19 while at the grocery store? What do I buy during this time?

Apr 24th, 2020
Cream of Broccoli Soup

This week we are all about cheap meals and using everything in our refrigerator and pantries. We are in a time where we need to make meals stretch. Everyday is a little different and we need to ensure that we are feeding ourselves and our families in...

Mar 22nd, 2020
Gluten Free Bread

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe, sane and healthy during this time. I thought, since we cannot meet in the classroom I will do some videos for everyone.

Mar 18th, 2020
Chicken sausage and Bean Soup

Chicken sausage is severely underrated in my opinion. This product is lower in fat than its pork sausage counterpart, and is also jam packed with a ton of flavor. On a blustery winter day a sausage spinach and bean soup is one of my go-to dishes.

Jan 9th, 2020
Our New Year’s Resolutions

As we kick off 2020 we all are looking at our new year’s resolution. Many of us think that this is the time to start our diets and go to the gym, thinking that this new year will be different.

Jan 2nd, 2020
How to Cut Calories this Holiday

This holiday season we all want to prevent weight gain and possibly even lose a few pounds. Lets face it, no one wants this holiday season to ruin all of their work for the year.

Nov 14th, 2019
Fall Butternut Squash Skillet

This is an easy vegetarian recipe for our meatless mondays. This recipe came from a meal prep class I was conducting in my weight loss support group. The meal prep class was about getting ready for the wee. Many people ask how I prep for the week.

Oct 18th, 2019
Time Management: Ways To Stay Focused On You

Time management is something I struggle with as a mom, having three kids all under the age of 8 can make it difficult to manage time wisely. This can be work time, family time, time for exercise and time for leisure.

Oct 7th, 2019
Concord Grape Season!

The sweet taste of this grape is loved in my house and no it’s not in a glass of wine it’s in the small purple sweet Concord grapes. When the weather starts to turn it’s not only football time of year but what I like to refer to as Concord grape season.

Sep 14th, 2019
The Truth Behind Seltzer

Many people ask me if seltzer is just as hydrating as water? With the seltzer industry boasting a whopping 1.5 billion dollars, it’s no wonder that everyone wants to know the truth behind this sparkling beverage.

Aug 12th, 2019
Low fodmap pumpkin pancakes

Check out our low fodmap cooking video! My son joined me and it’s such a simple recipe he put it together!! This is a great way to get your kids in the kitchen!

Jul 24th, 2019
Tips for a Successful Weight Loss this Summer

Summer is here, which means warmer weather, barbeques, beaches and frozen daiquiris are now within our reach. With these joys of summer can also come some unwanted calories, dont let the summer fun spoil your weight loss goals. Here are some ways to...

Jul 16th, 2019
How to Survive Traveling while being Gluten Free

Traveling and being gluten free can be a hassle. As the summer weather approaches and schools let out we start to travel more. For someone who is gluten free this could be a chance for cross contamination to strike.

Jun 21st, 2019
Low FODMAP Swap Outs

FODMAP stands for fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. These are carbohydrates that are found in common food items and contribute to gassiness, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Jun 6th, 2019
Gluten Free Taquitos

onight was a taquito kind of night! Who better to make them with than my oldest son. We had a blast and this recipe is so easy it’s kid friendly!

Apr 26th, 2019
IBS Awareness

April is IBS awareness month and we here at digestive disease center know a thing or two about IBS. We practice the fodmap diet so much that we teamed up to be a partner of health with Epicured!

Apr 22nd, 2019
Gluten Free Bon Bons

When you are craving a sweet treat and you are gluten free it’s sometimes hard to indulge that craving and have it taste good. My husband found two great Gluten Free options at BJ’s yesterday and I thought I would share.

Apr 16th, 2019
How to Use Herbs

As a someone who is gluten free I am always looking to herbs to spice up my dishes. I rarely rely on the store bought versions of items afraid contamination and the high sodium count also scares me.

Apr 10th, 2019
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is an accumulation of fat in the liver for people who drink little to no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non serious...

Apr 9th, 2019
Look to Fiber for Colon Health

It is imperative that when we look to eat healthy we find items that are healthy and nourishing for our bodies. This month is colon cancer awareness month and one of the great things that we can do to help our our bodies is to ensure that we are feeding...

Mar 7th, 2019
Gluten Free Make Ahead Meals

Dinner meals can be tough to put on the table, add in being gluten free and it becomes increasingly difficult. This is why I say we need to take it a bite at a time! Instead of cooking a week’s worth of meals, cook 2-3 days.

Feb 20th, 2019
Detoxing After the Storm

Due to tonight’s forecast our IBS Support Group lecture is cancelled. With temperatures dipping to frigid levels and our cravings in overdrive I thought it would be a great time to discuss detoxing from sweet binges, holidays and vacations.

Jan 30th, 2019
Gluten Free on the Go

Sorry for the cancellation tonight. One of my kids was home sick and what is a mom to do. So I changed the location of our meeting tonight to online and thought we could go over more information next class.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Soups on!

With the thermostat reading 2 degrees out this morning, I was happy when I reached for my thermos at lunchtime for my soup. The hot steam pouring out of the top was warm and inviting.

Jan 21st, 2019
Finding the Time to Meet this Year’s Exercise Goals

I have been an avid runner since my college years. I never ran for a team, it was just how I coped with stress at the time and loved the feel of the pavement on my feet. Since then I have ran through all of my pregnancies and just completed my first...

Jan 4th, 2019
Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipe

f you made it to our Gluten Free cookie Extravaganza you tasted the great slice and bake cookies from Sweet Loren’s, gingerbread from Mad Batters bakery and my own sugar and double chocolate fudge cookies!

Dec 10th, 2018
Gluten Free Place and Bake Cookies

Since tomorrow is our gluten free cookie extravaganza, I thought I would write a post about the delicious gluten free place and bake cookies I have recently discovered. If you have not tried these yet, they are a must!

Dec 6th, 2018
Gluten Free Cookie Extravaganza

This time of year everyone is bringing in their favorite holiday fudge, chocolats, cakes and cookies. This can be a time for some to indulge in the little sweet treats that they look forward to.

Dec 5th, 2018
How to Meal Prep

Most clients when I start to discuss meal prep cringe and reports that there is no way they can devote a few hours or a day to cooking meals for the week.

Nov 12th, 2018
Darker Days and Increased Hunger Correlation

The skies are darkening earlier, many of us are not only going to work in the dark but also coming home in the dark as well. As the winter months come upon us we may start to feel an increase in hunger.

Nov 9th, 2018
Chicken in a foil pack

We had a good turnout tonight at our Keep it Healthy for Life Fall Fling! We grilled up some foil packs full of chicken and vegetables as well as baked apples. Everything was a huge success!

Oct 15th, 2018
The Hype on Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting are the new buzz words in the nutrition world. I have countless patients coming in asking my thoughts on this “revolutionary” diet approach.

Sep 16th, 2018
Turmeric’s Many Health Benefits

Over thousands of years Turmeric has laid claim to many benefits and it stands true today.Turmeric’ s many health benefits include blood clot prevention, blood sugar control, is an anti-inflammatory, reduces depression, boost skin health,...

Aug 24th, 2018
Choosing the right Probiotic

This months IBS support group was a great success! Our discussion topic lead to How to choose the right Probiotic and is what you are currently paying for worth it?

Aug 14th, 2018
Sweet Potato Pasta

Spiralized Sweet Potatoes In this recipe you will need to purchase a good spiralizer. I recommend one that can be placed on the counter,...

Jul 30th, 2018
Grilling Fruits and Vegetables

Last week’s Keep it healthy for Life Session was a great success! Thank you to all the participants who came out!

Jul 23rd, 2018
Pizza in the Grill

Who would’ve thought that pizza on the grill could be so easy? This weekend my husband and I wanted to make our usual homemade pizza with the kids (I’m not gonna lie it was a bit crazy this weekend so we bought store bought crust and Hannafords has...

Jul 17th, 2018
Roast beef Dinner on the Grill

With this week’s heat wave upon us, I feel that any heat especially from my oven is not welcomed. With that in mind I have decided to do a few blog post on grill items.

Jul 6th, 2018
Thirst or Hunger?

As this years summer heat wave falls upon us,it is important to ensure that we are staying hydrated.

Jun 26th, 2018
Goal Setting

This week we decided to take our Support group outside! Instead of always being in the classroom it was time to put some of the topics discussed into action! Particularly exercise.

Jun 15th, 2018
IBS and A Low FODMAP Diet

Hi all, today I wanted to discuss fodmaps. Since my lecture for our IBS Support group this month is all about Fodmaps I thought why not share some of the discussion here.

Jun 8th, 2018
Mindful Eating

Last keep it healthy for life weight loss support group was a great success! We exercised for 15 minute with resistance bands and then our discussion turned to mindful eating techniques.

May 29th, 2018
Black Bean and Corn Salad

Looking for a salad to take to your memorial day BBQ? Look no further, this bean salad will be a nice addition to any BBQ. It’s easy, healthy and delicious!

May 28th, 2018
Breaking Bad Habits

Bad day at the office and you find yourself reaching for that cookie or piece of chocolate. Parent teacher night not going as planned and the chips come out.

May 27th, 2018
Celiac Disease in our Community

Our Annual Celiac walk was a huge success. The rain held off and we had a gorgeous sunny day! Attendees love our goodie bags this year which included donations from Schar, ...

May 22nd, 2018
Dippable Veggie Fritters

Ever find yourself fighting with your children about eating their vegetables? These veggie fritters will have them asking for seconds! They are delicious and totally dippable. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did.

May 14th, 2018
Dining and Being gluten free

May is celiac awareness month and along with our annual walk for celiac disease held on May 20th at the walkway over the hudson.

May 13th, 2018
3 Beans Salad for Mother’s Day

With the arrival of spring and the upcoming summer months I can’t stop thinking about all the wonderful fruits and vegetables that will be arriving.

May 12th, 2018
Spring Allergy Aid

Spring allergies wreaking havoc on your daily life? One focus is to make sure you get your gut health in check. Many studies are emerging on the need to have our gut in a state of balance of good and bad bacteria to thrive.

May 11th, 2018
How to Choose a Probiotic

Probiotics are all around us. Many healthcare professional tote the endless advantages of taking a Probiotic daily. I myself have discussed this with many of my patients.

Apr 30th, 2018
IBS Awareness Month

is IBS awareness month and last night was our monthly IBS Support group. Last night discussion was interesting as we touched upon probiotics and prebiotics and the benefits of them.

Apr 28th, 2018
Join our Annual Walk for Celiac Disease

It’s almost that time of year again! May is fast approaching (although I think we need to let Mother nature know) and May is Celiac Awareness month.

Apr 25th, 2018
A Gluten Free Vacation

I recently went away with my family to Cape Cod and Mystic Connecticut. The trip was fun!swimming in the pool, going to pirate museums and the Mystic Seaport was a blast with my kids.

Apr 16th, 2018
A Week of Smoothies

I was recently speaking with a co-worker who reported that she was paying upwards of 8 dollars for a smoothie in the morning. A smoothie drinker myself I started to think of how much money a day that this could potentially add up to as well as...

Apr 15th, 2018
Stress Eating

Last night’s session of our weight loss support group was an animated discussion on Emotional eating or Stress eating. We discussed how this vicious cycle can sabotage our best intentions when trying to follow a healthy diet.

Apr 12th, 2018
Chicken oreganato

One pan meals are my favorite dish to prepare and from what I guess most parents favorite. They are easy to clean up and can be on the table in as little as thirty minutes.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Swap out your workout

At times we can get complacent in our exercise routines. This can leave our body at plateaus that we need to break.

Apr 1st, 2018
A Gluten Free Evening with Chef Coppedge

Tonight was a great night! We had CIA’s own chef Coppedge the Gluten Free Baker here discussing techniques for gluten free baking. A great time was had by all. If you missed it here are the talking points that were discussed.

Mar 31st, 2018
Living with a food allergy

Worry if your throat will close? Will i break out in a rash? These are questions that a person with a food allergy wonders on a daily basis. I am lucky enough that myself nor someone in my family has had to live with these worries.

Mar 27th, 2018
Gluten Free Baking Demonstration

Let’s bake cookies! But how do we make them gluten free? Many people who have been gluten free for many years find it difficult to make gluten free baked goods.

Mar 18th, 2018
Convenience Foods Take on a New Meaning

Before we throw our noses up at some convenience type foods, let’s first understand the difference between highly processed foods and convenience. In my opinion there is a way to live in both worlds.

Mar 16th, 2018
The Truth Behind Body Type

Hourglass, pear shaped or apple. I’m sure every woman has wondered what shape they fit into and what it means.

Mar 15th, 2018
Stress and weight loss

I had a stressful week and the scale has not moved! Many clients come into my office complaining of just this predicament. A stressful week can wreak havoc on our weight loss goals but why is this?

Mar 13th, 2018
Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease

The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is on the rise with the incidence of NAFLD almost doubling in the past two decade.

Mar 5th, 2018
Bacon Pea Soup

On this stormy day what warms you up more than a bowl of hearty soup! Split pea soup as I knew it growing up was always made with the leftover ham bone.

Mar 4th, 2018
The Probiotic Debate

This week at our IBS support group the talk was all about probiotics. Why we take them? The benefits of them. As well as choosing a refrigerated versus shelf stable probiotic. Below is a handout that was given at the class to help keep you informed.

Mar 3rd, 2018
The Fitness tracker hype

Fitbit, a simple device used to track your steps? Or the technology to help meet your goals?

Feb 22nd, 2018
A Simple Salad

A simple salad that is the title of this blog post. Since it seems that everyone I encounter (myself included) is rushing around at dinner time.

Feb 18th, 2018
Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

There are some things that after going gluten free I just miss. Fried chicken cutlets is one of them. Now, before everyone is up in arms about a dietitian recommending anything fried it is something that I have once a year if that!

Feb 14th, 2018
Immune boosting chicken soup

In previous posts we discussed the benefits of mom’s tried and true chicken soup. Why there is some truth when you are sick for mom to tell you here have some chicken soup.

Feb 5th, 2018
Gluten free cinnamon bread

Gluten free bread products can leave your mouth as dry as the sierra desert. Recently I have been craving sweets but gluten free sweets sometimes have much to be desired.

Feb 4th, 2018
The complex Microbiome

The Microbiome is all the rage lately, products touting the next miracle item to help achieve optimal digestive health and heal your microbiome.

Feb 3rd, 2018
Cream of Broccoli Soup

On a cold dreary day there is nothing better than a bowl of soup. Creamy cheese broccoli soup used to be my favorite but since some food intolerances started to rear their heads I couldn’t enjoy this dish.

Jan 23rd, 2018
Jovial Bread Flour

I want to personally thank Jovial for sending us gluten free pasta and bread products to give out at our gluten free cookie swap in December.

Jan 9th, 2018
In 2018 Try Goal Setting!

Instead of New Year’s resolutions I want to focus on goal setting that way each month you can work on a different goal instead of one idea throughout the whole year.

Jan 7th, 2018
Ancient Golden Treasure: Beets

Beets have been around for thousands of years. Our ancestors realized the health benefits of beets and these benefits stay true today. Beets come in a variety of colors.

Jan 6th, 2018
Ham Soup

Holidays are behind us and now what to do with all these leftovers. If anyone is like my family around the holidays there is always a ham. I never did much with ham in the past.

Jan 4th, 2018
Savory chicken and rice casserole

Is there anything more memorable from childhood than a casserole? They are quick, easy and oh so comforting. I have been on a casserole hiatus ever since going gluten free.

Dec 26th, 2017
Rutabaga Fries

The CSA that we belong to is a great project. I love getting new items each week some that I normally would not buy and researching recipes for them.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Chicken and Broccoli

I know we all think there is sometimes nothing better than Chinese food and I understand!

Dec 21st, 2017
Celery Root Soup

Don’t let the look of this root vegetable fool you it is very delicious. Not only does celery root smell like celery but it also gives similar flavor to dishes.

Dec 11th, 2017
Navigating your Holidays with IBS

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a condition categorized by a group of symptoms that occur together. These symptoms can range from repeated constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits and or bloating.

Nov 29th, 2017
Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The holidays are upon us and with this food laden holiday season comes rich and delicious items as well as some unwanted pounds.

Nov 28th, 2017
Cream of Turkey Soup

There is one “leftover” item every year around Thanksgiving that I look forward to. Turkey!

Nov 24th, 2017
Gluten free stuffing

After this weeks Celiac Support Group it was discussed that the hardest dish to make GF on Thanksgiving is stuffing.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Gluten Free Cookie Swap

This week was our first official Celiac Support Group of the Hudson Valley meeting and it was very well attended.

Nov 18th, 2017
Apples and Peanut Butter Breakfast

There is nothing better than apple and peanut butter. While most would consider this a snack in my opinion apples and any nut butter make a great breakfast.

Nov 13th, 2017
Coconut Apple cinnamon Muffins

Breakfast is always the meal that escapes me. My kids have never been big on waffles and pancakes. Most of the time they can take or leave cereal so what other items can we have?

Nov 10th, 2017
Teal Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!! I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween. If you haven’t yet set up your teal pumpkin it’s not too late to put one on your step.

Oct 31st, 2017
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

There are ghosts and little goblins about this time of year. With Halloween drawing near we are not only picking out the perfect costume we are also carving the perfect pumpkin.

Oct 30th, 2017
Pomegranates A Fall Favorite

We are in the middle of October which is great for apples, pumpkins, and is also the beginning of pomegranate season.

Oct 27th, 2017