Vitamin D has always been known as the bone-building vitamin. However, are you aware that almost every human cell in our body relies on it? If you are deficient in this vitamin, your body will fail to work at its potential – including your metabolism. Experts believe that up to 77 percent of Americans are […]


National School Lunch Week Begins with the Family

by Chrissy on October 11, 2011

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate “National School Lunch Week” from October 10-14. Good nutrition begins with the involvement of the entire family. Research supports that what the family consumes at mealtimes relates to the nutritional adequacy of a child’s diet. When meals are eaten together, children are more likely to consume […]


15 Ways to Enjoy Soy

by Chrissy on October 9, 2011

Once you get familiar with soyfoods, it’s easy to bring the benefits of soy into your everyday diet. Here are a few ideas to help get you started: 1. Pour soymilk over a bowl of morning cereal.2. Substitute soymilk for water when cooking oatmeal or other hot cereals.3. Use soy creamer in coffee rather than […]


FNCE 2011 – San Diego, California

by Chrissy on September 15, 2011

As an executive board member of Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, I am thrilled to attend my first ever FNCE in San Diego! This is always an exciting time of the year where we are engaged by dynamic speakers and presentations. Some of the presentations I hope to attend include… […]


Why Yoga? Why Not?!

by Chrissy on April 24, 2011

No matter what kind of day I am having, I always seem to feel my best during and after a yoga class. Just the other day for example, I had the worst headache. I went to a fantastic class my friend was subbing for and post class, my headache was gone. It’s a miracle! One […]


 Yoga and Running are sometimes seen as activities on opposite sides of the exercise spectrum; while running is an intense cardiovascular activity, yoga is seen as a practice of relaxation and stretching. Yoga, however, is not merely relaxation and stretching. Yoga is a practice that builds body strength, improves breathing technique, and stretches muscles that […]


Nutrition for Breast Cancer Prevention

by Chrissy on November 4, 2010

1 in 8: the chance of a woman developing breast cancer sometime in her life. Although this statistic sounds high, many cases may actually be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. In fact, The American Cancer Society estimates that one-third of all cancer deaths are related to poor lifestyle choices, including poor nutrition, obesity, and sedentary […]


Thrive Through the Holidays

by Chrissy on October 15, 2010

The Holiday Thriving Guide Series is a series of 4 upbeat, fun 75-minute classes led by registered dietitian and Yoga teacher Chrissy Barth, RD, CFT, RYT and physical therapist and Yoga teacher, Meagen Satinsky, PT, CYT who are both here to offer you valuable tips and support in helping YOU thoroughly enjoy this upcoming holiday […]


Tossing a Healthier Salad

by Chrissy on August 23, 2010

It’s lunchtime and you’re starving. As hard as it may have been, you found a way to pass up the burgers and book it to the salad bar in search of a healthier meal. Don’t be fooled though—salads can quickly become high fat, high calorie meals if you’re not careful. Take the classic Caesar salad […]

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Osteoporosis – Beating the Odds Naturally

by Chrissy on August 15, 2010

I’ve always lead a healthy lifestyle – especially after my 50th birthday. I kayaked, lifted weights three times a week and danced on Sunday. My meals also were well balanced. It all began with kindergarten. My mother made sure we had a good breakfast – cream of wheat and a glass of milk or soft […]