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Cleanses, detoxes and supplements that guarantee weight loss: Why you aren’t seeing long term results

I love face masks. There is nothing as relaxing to me after a long day than washing off my makeup and applying a nicely scented mask while enjoying my view of the ocean, perhaps with a cocktail. However, one face mask can't erase a pimple, just-like one supplement, detox or cleanse doesn't guarantee maintainable weight… Continue reading Cleanses, detoxes and supplements that guarantee weight loss: Why you aren’t seeing long term results

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5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight

At times, we all need to jump start our lives and get back on track to eating well and moving more. If you are interested in improving your health and wouldn't mind losing some weight...and keeping it off!.... Start by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily routine! 1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Research… Continue reading 5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight

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Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian

Wondering how to stay healthy and stick to your diet this holiday season? Customs this time of year often revolve around the food on the table making the holidays the dieter’s arch nemesis. However, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated not spent stressing over every morsel of food. Follow these tips for… Continue reading Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian

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#BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step

Every year we are inundated with diet fads and individuals looking for the secret to the perfect beach body (aka summer body if you're landlocked). Millions of dollars are spent every spring and summer looking for that quick and easy way to get a "beach-ready" body before vacation. However, many individuals are continuously having to… Continue reading #BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step

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Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, kidney failure, or liver disease your doctor may have recommended you follow a low sodium diet. Sodium is important for our bodies but too much attracts fluid into your blood stream increasing pressure inside the blood vessel. High blood pressure for long periods of time can… Continue reading Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition

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Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

I've been hearing this term and seeing it pop up on recipes as a low sodium, dairy-free cheese substitute. Considering a large portion of my patients struggle with hypertension and other cardiovascular aliments, I have decided to do a little digging into Nutritional Yeast and its benefits related to heart disease. What Is Nutritional Yeast?… Continue reading Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

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Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!

I know waiting till July may seem hard... BUT for all you lucky folks I have a sneak peak at Julius "The Chef" Jackson's new cookbook My Modern Caribbean Kitchen that you can try at home today! In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I am sharing this delicious Caribbean & Mexican fusion recipe! Let me start by… Continue reading Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!

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Healthy Caribbean Inspired Recipes

Living healthy is important, but so is enjoying the foods we eat. Finding healthy Caribbean cooking can be hard on St Thomas. I find the traditional fare tends to be high in refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium (or salt). Excessive intake of these increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes,… Continue reading Healthy Caribbean Inspired Recipes

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13 NEW Things to Try on St Thomas

For February, I set a goal to try at least two new things every week. Initially I had intended for my new experiences to be completely food and fitness related, but as I discussed last month, sometimes, life requires us to adapt. Nevertheless, I did well this month and not only exceeded my expectations, but… Continue reading 13 NEW Things to Try on St Thomas

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Keys to Meeting Your Health Goals in 2018: Adaptability and Positivity

Give yourself a pat on the back! You made it through the first month of the year! If things didn't start out as expected, it's ok! You still have 11 more months to make 2018 the year to reach your health and fitness goals! Those of you just joining me on my journey, I am… Continue reading Keys to Meeting Your Health Goals in 2018: Adaptability and Positivity

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5 Reasons Eating Fiber Will Make You Live Longer

    We all want to live as long as possible to enjoy our time here with family and friends. Millions of dollars each year are spent into the health and diet industry to achieve this goal. However, the answer may be a lot simpler than you think.... FIBER!! I started this post a while… Continue reading 5 Reasons Eating Fiber Will Make You Live Longer

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Slow Cooker, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Acorn Squash and Bean Chili

Servings: 8-10. Prep-time: 15 mins. Cook Time 3-8 hours. Total Time: 3-8 hours My slow cooker is probably my favorite kitchen appliance. It’s great for the Caribbean, where AC is limited and running the oven for hours can be hot and expensive. Slow cooker are a much more cost-effective and comfortable way to infuse amazing… Continue reading Slow Cooker, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Acorn Squash and Bean Chili

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Caribbean Chickpea Curry

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 45 minutes. Total Time: 60 minutes. Have I mentioned before how much I love spicy foods? Curry is one of my favorites and the base of this dish, coconut milk, is something we have an abundance of here in the Virgin Islands. I start the rice first. Then while… Continue reading Caribbean Chickpea Curry