Sunshine and Vitamin D Newsletter

Shining a Light on Vitamin D

t’s that time of year again. Many of us wake up and go to work in the dark. We work all day and return home in the dark. With the days getting shorter and the weather turning cold, we turn our attention to vitamin D supplementation in the feature article of this month’s newsletter. Questions I typically field from patients range from: do I need to be concerned about getting enough? How much do I need? And who in particular is at risk of deficiency?

Everyday Miracles

Susan Lebel Young, MSED, MSC, is a graduate of the CNS/eCornell Certificate Program in Plant-based Nutrition. She is an author and mindfulness teacher and her website is

Plant Powered Eating for the Holidays

Alison Ozgur, R.D. Registered Dietitian, Author, and Instructor. Alison is a graduate of the CNS/eCornell certificate program in plant-based nutrition.

Maple Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts

Kate Murray is a graduate of the CNS/eCornell Certificate Program in Plant-based Nutrition as well as a board certified holistic health practitioner. Find out more about her book and her recipes by visiting
  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • YIELD 4-6 cups

Popcorn Is Healthier than Vegetables?

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Popcorn Is Healthier than Vegetables?

By Micaela Karlsen, MSPH With all of the mounting excitement over nutrition and its possibilities in the media, the volume of health messages are increasing and many people are drowning in a sea of confusing and sometimes contradictory information. Micaela Karlsen is a PhD candidate in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Micaela holds an MSPH in Human Nutrition from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University. Micaela formerly served as Executive Director of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She also maintains the website