OMBE Integrative Health Center
Acupuncture and integrative medicine for your best health, strength, and well-being.

BLOG POSTS

Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

MAGNOLIA.JPG

blog

The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Are Here!

From the desk of Laura Foresta, RD, LDN... The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The document is intended to help people sift through the complex and overwhelming nutrition information (and misinformation) that is so widely available these days. The main focus is on choosing nutrient-dense, or as I like to call them, “bang for your buck” foods, and limiting the higher-calorie, less healthful foods.

Here are some highlights:

1. Eat more and colorful fruits and vegetables

2. Limit saturated fat intake to no more than 10% of your total calories for the day by replacing them with mono- and polyunsaturated fats

3. Limit foods with solid fats and added sugars

4. Limit sodium to 2300 mg per day; 1500 mg if you are older than 51 years of age, are African American or have diabetes or kidney disease.

5. Increase physical activity and limit the amount of time you sit each day

6. Increase your intake of whole grains by replacing refined grains with whole grains

7. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight

8. Choose a variety of protein foods, which include seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds

Source: DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS, 2010 Executive Summary

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm

Schedule an appointment today to learn how to make small adjustments to your daily diet to incorporate these principles. It’s easier than you think!

Book An Appointment:

http://www.ombecenter.com/contact/

Biography Laura Foresta is a registered, licensed dietitian and nutrition coach with more than 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition. Laura provides individual and group nutritional counseling, community nutrition workshops, and corporate lunch-and-learns and wellness programming.

Many of Laura’s clients come to her after having ridden the weight loss roller coaster for years, only to come off the ride at a heavier weight and more confused than ever about what to eat. Balancing nutrition, exercise, work, and family is challenging in our fast-paced, stress-filled world. Imagine how different your life would be if you made peace with your food and your body.

It is possible to achieve your natural, healthy weight and improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, all while enjoying the foods you love. Laura is passionate about helping you feel more confident about your food choices and trust your ability to eat healthfully.

adminComment