Author: Matthew Lovitt

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Healthy Snacks for Work & the War on Vending Machines

The war on obesity has turned its eye towards vending machines. Rightfully so considering that the average vending machine is stocked with nutrient deficient, sugar- and fat-laden junk. But, will such measures really improve the eating habits of American consumers or help us develop a sustainable dietary philosophy that promotes lasting health and vitality? According […]

January 24th

Tips to Manage Stress for a Healthier, Happier You

The New Year often brings resolutions of better diet, more exercise and greater personal or professional achievement. To ensure our success, we often go to great lengths managing and manipulating our lives at the expense of rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, although well intentioned, this New Year’s trade-off can place a tremendous amount of stress on […]

January 16th

Eating to a Beat: Nutrition for a Healthy Circadian Rhythm

My first contribution to Vibrant Wellness Journal appeared almost exactly a year ago, which, almost ironically, serves as the perfect introduction to what we are going to be discussing today. In Living to a Beat: Minding the Natural Rhythms of Life, we learned a little about circadian rhythms and how certain eating habits can alter […]

January 7th

Health Benefits of Healthy Fats

When talking diet and nutrition there is probably no subject more polarizing than fat. We have been raised to view dietary fat as “bad” and many admonish fat-heavy diets as the source of increased incidence of heart attack, stroke and cancer. The movement against fat has been so strong and the message so well received […]

December 30th

Should you Choose a Vegan Lifestyle?

In case you’ve been blissfully avoiding pop media lately, entrepreneur and musician Jay-Z and his super-star wife Beyonce have recently embarked upon a 22-day vegan “challenge.”  In what he calls a “spiritual and physical cleanse,” Jay-Z and Beyonce are undertaking veganism in recognition of the spiritual significance of his 44th birthday and the Christmas season. […]

December 19th

Feed Your Genes and Reverse DNA Damage!

There is a natural order in life and in the body that starts with DNA. DNA contains all the instructions that transform us from a fertilized egg into a full human being. DNA also contains all the programming that facilitates biological growth and repair; fights infection and disease; and aids the normal function of vital […]

December 10th

Quick Snacks: Sprouted Hummus

Finding healthy and delicious alternatives to indulgent holiday foods is crucial in keeping us honest in our journey towards complete health and wellness. In fact, I believe there is no holiday health strategy more important if we hope to make it through the next six weeks with our sanity! With that in mind, I have […]

December 6th

Beat Food Cravings at the Source

The dichotomy that surrounds food craving and binging has never been so noticeable. One segment of the Western world embraces contests in which obnoxious amounts of hot dogs, pizza or butter are consumed for nothing more than a new t-shirt, while others find themselves under self-imposed restrictions because of the shame associated with even the […]

November 28th

How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

The holiday season is a fun and joyous time of year. Unfortunately, it is also probably one of the most stressful. There are presents to be bought, parties to be planned, and decorations to be brought down from and put back into the attic on an almost weekly basis. On top of the seasonal demands […]

November 25th

Living with Food Allergies

The prospect of living with food allergies can be daunting and I often tell newly diagnosed clients that there are two ways to approach an allergen-free diet. Typically it’s as simple as choosing to “eat” or “be” allergen free. For example, if a client and myself identify a connection between the consumption of specific grains […]

November 15th

Capture Vitality with Kombu Dashi

My passion for soups and stews grows stronger as each autumn day passes and winter quickly approaches. Warming foods like these warm the body and soul and allow the dark, slow days of Fall to joyously pass with ease. In addition to the comfort they provide, a well-timed bowl of soup or hearty stew also […]

October 28th