Nutrition

Nutrition is Important for Men, Too!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN Director of Nutritional Counseling The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF A new study from the journal Fertility & Sterility* has tied male infertility to higher risks of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease when compared to men without fertility issues. The study included data on over 100,000 men from 2001 through 2009, with an average age of 33. But what exactly is at play here? Does the … Continue Reading



Summer! Get Serious about Fruits & Veggies!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN Director of Nutritional Counseling The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF We’ve all heard it – many times. “Eat more fruits and vegetables.” But despite the non-stop exposure to this recommendation, most Americans are still not heeding the call. Only 14% of American adults eat the recommended two fruits and three vegetables a day. At the same time, 16% of our total calories are coming from added sugars – … Continue Reading



Healthy Resolutions in the New Year

By Kristin Fabbri, LMHC
Psychotherapist
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health
With the New Year comes a chance to start anew: an opportunity to revisit goals and prepare yourself to reach them. It is also an important time to temper expectations and think about whether you are asking too much of your body and mind "“ or not giving yourself enough credit for having done the hard work. Take a close look within yourself: what has … Continue Reading



Spring; the Best Time to Set Healthy Resolutions!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
 
Forget about New Year's resolutions! Spring and summer are much better times to jump-start your healthy habits.  As opposed to mid-winter when it's tough to get out and exercise, Spring is a time for reconnecting with the outdoors.  Fresh fruits and vegetables also start to come into season, and are a little more affordable than the often expensive … Continue Reading



Could Your Weight Struggle Be Genetic?

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
 
People come in all shapes and sizes "“ tall, short, heavy, thin, wider hips, rounder stomach, tiny butt, you name it. Much of how we look, including how easy it is for us to gain weight or where we store it, is genetic. Whether you store extra fat on your hips, butt or gut is passed down the family tree. But … Continue Reading



It’s Not What You Eat; It’s HOW You Eat It!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
  Given the "foodie" nature of our culture, we're very conditioned to focus on what we eat and how it might be affecting our health, good or bad.  But equally important is how we eat.  What times, where, with who, how often, and whether we're eating proactively to stay ahead of our hunger, or reactively in response to being … Continue Reading



The PCOS Diet Plan: Make Meals a Priority!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
  The following is an excert from Hillary's new book,"The PCOS Diet Plan" -- the first nutrition-based PCOS book written by a registered dietician.   Make Meals a Priority! If the desired outcome is for most days to eat pretty well, you have to figure out what you need to do to set the stage for that to happen. If you think of the … Continue Reading