Adverse Food Reactions – Food Allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances

Food Allergies word cloud

Adverse reactions to foods are on the rise, becoming more of a health concern for many.  While true food allergies are certainly on the rise, there are many people who don’t have food allergies who are still experiencing adverse food reactions.  It is important not to … [Read more...]

The Good Guys

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in your GI tract

Beneficial bacteria and how it affects your digestionMost people know a little about probiotics.  They are a beneficial type of bacteria that aid us with digestion.  They can be found in yogurt or you can take a probiotic supplement.  Howeve ras time goes on we are learning more … [Read more...]

Everyday Health Diabetes Series

Everyday Health Diabetes Video Clip

I recently had the privilege of working with Everydayhealth.com on a video piece they produced to educate their visitors on diabetes management.  The team included myself as the diabetes educator, another dietitian, a fitness trainer, and a physician, as well as a couple of … [Read more...]

How Might Diabetes Affect You?

Alyssa Simpson RD, CDE, CLT and Charles Mattocks

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of joining celebrity chef Charles Mattocks for the Phoenix leg of his “The Diabetic You” tour. I spent the day on the tour bus answering questions about Type 2 diabetes and spreading the word about its prevention.  Charles prepared samples of … [Read more...]

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?

Weight loss apple

I get asked this all the time, and finding the answer to this question is one of the first things I do when working with a client who wants to lose weight. Calories are a big deal; the fact is, if we eat too many, we gain weight and if we eat too few we lose weight. There are … [Read more...]