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Deborah Phillips

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Deborah Phillips is a licensed nutritionist with a private practice in Great Barrington; she also is one of the nutritionists at the Ultrawellness Center in Lenox. She is passionate about sharing her food knowledge with others and using it to help them achieve better health.

Articles by Deborah Phillips

EAT WELL, LIVE WELL: Holiday food anxiety  

Saturday, 5 Nov 2016 - The most important thing to remember is that just because you allowed yourself a treat (or two or three) today does not mean you have blown it for the season. Make sure you get lots of sleep. Make time for exercise. Walk a little farther, make a point of getting to the gym or pool.

Eat Well, Live Well: Fermentation, or when is a pickle not a pickle?

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 - I have grown enamored of naturally fermented pickles and other vegetables, both for their great flavor and for their incredible health benefits...it is amazing what people did with food before anyone understood the science behind it. Ketchup, marmalade and relishes also used to be lactofermented. Ketchup, originally known as ke-tsiap, was a spicy, pickled fish sauce made of anchovies, walnuts, mushrooms and kidney beans from Indonesia.

Eat well, live well: How do we get children to eat well?

Monday, 3 Nov 2014 - What we should be most concerned with is that children are eating real food, not processed junk. It is the job of the parent to offer (and offer is the operative word) a variety of nutritious foods, in a developmentally appropriate form, in a pleasant environment.

Eat well, live well: Bone broth for warmth and health

Monday, 6 Oct 2014 - While the advent of monosodium glutamate in the early 1900s made it possible to create "tasty" broths and soups with minimal input from meat or bones, these tasty liquids do not have any of the vital healing substances that are acquired from the slow cooking of bones.

Eat well, live well: The late summer harvest

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 - Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body's detoxification system as do the other members of the brassica family –- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprout.

Eat well, live well: Spice up your life

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 - When we use herbs and spices in food, they are an excellent tonic for promoting good health -- and a source of great pleasure by adding amazing flavor.