Valerie Berkowitz

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN is the co-author of “The Stubborn Fat Fix: The Essential Guide to High Fiber, Low Carbohydrate, Whole Food Diets”. She is the Director of Nutrition and Health Promotion at the Center for Balanced Health in Manhattan. Her 20+ years as a professional registered dietitian, health coach, speaker and writer coupled with her personal journey as a fitness enthusiast, mother and wife who strives for internal peace, happiness and lots of laughs uses this platform to spark your interest in achieving your personal best health.

Holiday Parties: Budget Your Food as Well as Your Wallet

Foods For A Glorious and Happy Keto Thanksgiving Celebration

Each year we come full circle back to the holiday season. For the next 5 months, we must live through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentine's Day. When you plan your holiday meals, will you just say "No" to certain things or will you budget your food? Be aware of your options and prepare now for the season.

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Gluten-Free Living 101: How to Avoid Foods That Cause Gluten Disorders

Dilly Dip Gluten-Free Ingredients

Anyone can have celiac disease or gluten insensitivity; some people experience mild symptoms and others more severe ones. The breadth of symptoms, from bloating to joint pain to infertility, make gluten sensitivity difficult to diagnose with standard tools. Understanding how to avoid the foods that cause celiac and other gluten-related disorders may provide you with the answers – and the relief – you seek.

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Farmers Markets: A Total Grocery Solution

CarbSmart Magazine June 2013

Farmers Markets: A Total Grocery Solution By Valerie Berkowitz in the June 2013 issue of CarbSmart Magazine. Think the farmer's market was just for tomatoes? Think again. With the explosion of local small farms, farmer's markets provide an astonishing array of excellent quality food at a more reasonable cost than you might imagine.

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