Nutrition

what causes inflammation?

What Causes Inflammation?

Inflammation: Friend or Foe? It’s true: inflammation lies at the heart of many chronic conditions today. Obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, autoimmune disease, and depression are just a handful of conditions linked to inflammation, but what if I … Read More

Approaching Middle School with Severe Food Allergies

A couple weeks ago, my son Colby and I traveled to Pittsburgh to take part in the FARE, epi-life & Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Teen Summit for Teens and Tweens with Food Allergies. As a pre-teen with multiple, severe food … Read More

allergy-friendly meals

Food Allergies: Allergy-Friendly Meals

Allergy-Friendly Meals & Snacks Inevitably, as you begin to sort through all that is entailed in safely managing food allergies, your child will tell you he or she is hungry… now.  Here are some tips, snack ideas and allergy-friendly meals … Read More

food allergies

Food Allergy: Resources for a New Diagnosis

A new diagnosis, epinephrine and a list of foods to avoid… Now what? A new diagnosis of food allergies is a life-changing event.  While your doctor or allergist might stress the importance of avoiding trigger foods, recognizing reactions and administering medication, … Read More

Elimination diet and inflammation

Diet and Inflammation: What is the Elimination Diet?

Diet & Inflammation: What is an Elimination Diet?   An elimination diet may sound like misery and deprivation, but in reality it’s a very powerful tool for healing and self-awareness. In short, you avoid the foods that commonly cause the … Read More

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Youth Nutrition Education: District VI COPS Program

Youth Nutrition Education with the COPS Program   Recently I had the good fortune to present a youth nutrition education program to an amazing group of young people through the Prince George’s County Police Department’s COPS District VI Youth Enrichment … Read More

Healthy Habits Series: Breakfast Boosters

The Healthy Habits Series: Breakfast Boosters

Healthy Habits Challenge #2: Breakfast Boosters   Welcome to Thrive Inside Nutrition’s first ever Healthy Habits Challenge Series!    I’m thrilled to have you here! This series of free 5-day challenges aims to help you boost overall nutrition, health and … Read More

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The Healthy Habits Series: Kids in the Kitchen Challenge

Healthy Habits Challenge #1: Kids in the Kitchen   Welcome to Thrive Inside Nutrition’s first ever Healthy Habits Challenge!    I’m thrilled to have you here! This series of free 5-day challenges aims to help you boost overall nutrition, health … Read More

Clean Protein Bar

Choosing a Clean Protein Bar

Choosing a Clean Protein Bar Hunger happens. We know that a whole foods diet is best, but sometimes hunger strikes and we need a solution on-the-go. Whether it’s a snack to hold you over between meals or a quick meal replacement … Read More

Thrive Inside Nutrition Soaking & Sprouting 101

Soaking and Sprouting 101: Increasing Nutrient Density

Soaking and Sprouting 101: Increasing Nutrient Density Soaking and Sprouting grains, seeds, nuts, and beans are an easy way to boost nutritional value in your diet. All it takes is a little planning to increase your vitamin and mineral intake … Read More