Soolman Nutrition
November 2013
Happy Thanksgiving!  We know this is a charged holiday for many of you with all sorts of family and social dynamics coming into play and influencing your eating behaviors.  Believe me, we are right there with you.  My internal debate over whether or not I will eat the turkey

has already begun.

While one of this month's articles, Enjoy Your 5.6%, discusses holiday eating, we are going to hold further discussion on that topic for now and instead debate a topic about which we are receiving many questions: the Paleo Diet.

Also, you know from our profiles that we love trying new restaurants, so we have added a feature we are calling "Noms" in which we will tell you about our favorite new restaurant from the last month.

Happy Thanksgiving and remember to take care of YOU!



Jonah Soolman, Registered Dietitian / Co-Owner

Meal Enjoyment and Nutrient Absorption


There is some interesting evidence that when it comes to nutrition, how much we enjoy our meals may be just as important as what our meals are made of.  Read More 

Enjoy Your 5.6%


Talk shows, websites, newspapers, blogs, magazines, and the news are filled these days with eating tips for how to "survive the holidays."  However, I look at the situation differently.  Read More  

He Said, She Said: The Paleo Diet


Even if you have not tried to "go Paleo" yourself, you at least know someone who has.  Running neck and neck with gluten-free, the Paleo Diet seems to be one of the most popular diets these days.


The idea is to eat how some of our ancestors supposedly ate: inclusion of meat and seafood, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, and some oils, and exclusion of grains, legumes, dairy, potatoes, refined sugar, salt, certain oils deemed unhealthy, and anything processed.


Should you go Paleo?  Here is what we think. 

He Said


Last month while I was at a wedding, I asked a child psychiatrist seated next to me if any experiences from her own childhood inspired her choice of profession.  She smiled, leaned in, and asked me, "Oh, Jonah, do you have a week?"  Similarly, how can I possibly do justice to all of my concerns with the Paleo Diet in this small space?  I can't, so here are just a few of them.


1. No Legumes . . . Read More 

She Said


While the Paleo Diet might seem to be a relatively new eating style to many people, it has actually been around in one form or another for almost 40 years.  The diet, which consists of a higher protein, fiber, and fat intake and a lower carbohydrate intake, is said to minimize one's risk of chronic disease as well as result in weight loss.


The diet recommends a high intake of fruits and vegetables . . . Read More
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Recipe of the Month
Quick and Easy
Pumpkin Hummus

* 1 can (15 oz.) of garbanzo beans, drained 

* 1 tsp salt 

* 1 can (15 oz.) of pumpkin puree 

* 1/4 cup tahini paste

* the juice of 1 lemon

* 1/4 cup olive oil

* 1 teaspoon cumin 


1. Put the garbanzo beans into a food processor.  Read More 

Cook, Newton 
Last weekend, we decided to branch out and try a new restaurant.  Cook, located on Washington Street in Newtonville, opened its doors this past September.  This New American Bistro serves a wide variety of dishes, including snacks such as . . . Read More
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