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Help, I'm Addicted to Sugar

“I’m addicted to sugar.”

“I can’t control myself around sugars and carbs.”

Those are just some of the comments I frequently hear from clients and audience members when I speak. What about YOU? Have you ever felt the attraction of sugars and/or carbs?

Can We Really be Addicted to Sugars or Carbs?

No, at least not like a true addiction with drugs or alcohol,...

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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Stress

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Did you know that most visits to the doctor are for symptoms that are at least partially stress-related?

Stress can affect your sleep, your weight, and even increase your risk for diabetes, heart disease and depression. Recent research shows that stress can increase your risk of dementia later in life.

Why Do We Feel Stressed?

Two factors are involved....

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Help, I'm Hungry: 10 Questions to Ask if You're Feeling Hungry

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Dr. Jo's One Minute Workout

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Staying SAFER When You Can't Be SAFE During the Pandemic

States opening up more and more - and yet, the coronovirus pandemic continues. 

Some are you are ready to get back to "normal."

Some only feel safe at home.

Most of us are somewhere in between.

Let me share some thoughts about how and when to venture out...and still stay safe.

75,000 Employees and Few Workplace Transmissions

The other day, on the radio, I heard NPR's Mary Louise Kelly...

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No More Mid Afternoon Slump

Does your body experience a mid afternoon slump? Does it crave something sweet or salty? Another cup of caffeine? A nap? It’s different for all of us. Let's talk about what’s to blame for this afternoon slump – and what can we do to correct it.

What Causes the Afternoon Slump

In short, that energy slump a normal aspect of our body’s biorhythms - or the normal ebb and...

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Will Melatonin Help Me Sleep?

Do you have trouble falling asleep – or staying asleep? Are you taking (or thinking about taking) melatonin supplements to help you get a better night’s sleep?

Do melatonin supplements work? And how?

I'll answer all your questions, but first, let's talk about what is melatonin. 

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone that helps us to fall asleep and stay...

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10 Reasons You’re Having a Hard Time Getting to Sleep or Staying Asleep

Do you have difficulty falling asleep – or staying asleep? That’s not surprising. According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million US adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder.

While we often think of sleep as critical to feel alert, sleep is more important than that. Getting adequate quality sleep is critical for your health, safety, and sanity. 

Inadequate sleep increases...

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Quick, Healthy Meals…When You Hate to Cook

As a registered dietitian, I frequently get asked how to prepare quick healthy meals. I'll tell you how. But first, I've got a confession to make: I hate to cook.

“You’re a Dietitian and You Hate to Cook?”

People are baffled when they hear that even though I’m trained in the science of nutrition (my bachelors and a masters degree), I don’t like to cook. Even though...

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Am I Dehydrated? Adequate Water Intake can Boost Mood, Performance, and Energy

One moment we were on the dance floor stepping it out with a brisk cha-cha dance, and then all of a sudden, things became a blur (and no, I hadn’t had even one alcoholic beverage). Instantly, I was keenly supersensitive to the colors around me, the music and the laughter. Though I’m used to being twirled around, I had lost my sense of direction and, instantaneously, my energy was...

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