News from the American Diabetes Association 77th Sessions:  The Link between Diabetes, Heart and Liver disease, Alzheimer’s and Cancer

Going to a conference with 17,000 people is not exactly my cup of tea but conferences are imperative to staying up to date with research so down to San Diego I went. I won’t bore you with all the research technicalities but rather give you the bottom line which is more interesting that you may […]

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Coffee: The Lesser of Two Evils?

The kids kept you up half the night, you had to get up early for a conference call and it’s only 11 am and you’re wondering how you are going to make it through the day. You’ve already had 2 cups of coffee and you meander over to the break room wondering if you should […]

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Should you REALLY be watching your fruit intake?

You’re heard it your whole life…or at least most of your life…eat your fruits and veggies. But was that always the case?  Were we always told to eat BOTH fruit and veggies? You want that afternoon pick me up and spot the bowl of grapes on the counter.  You take a few handfuls and realize […]

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Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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Jump Over the Juice and Savor the Smoothies 

You just signed up for a new gym membership and finished your first boxing class. As you’re putting away your equipment, you can’t help but overhear a group of women talking about juicing and smoothies! As they continue the conversation about kale and ginger you ask yourself there two questions: Are juicing and smoothies really […]

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The Connection between Gout, Uric Acid and Fructose is not So Sweet!

You wake up one morning with your toe in terrible pain and soon realize you may be suffering from a gout attack, a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that generally attacks the big toe. You may not realize you are not alone since gout has been a medical issue since 400 BC when Hippocrates, a […]

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Sweeteners: The Effects on your Body are not so Sweet

Did you know 86% of American use “diet” products and consumers spend $21 billion dollars per year on diet drinks? Clearly they believe these diet foods and beverages will help them in ways real foods do not provide. Is that hope true or is it just a magical wish? At the World Obesity Conference last […]

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Enjoying those French Fries? 3 Reasons to Rethink your Choice

French fries are one of those foods I frequently hear about in my office. Although I never considered them a healthful food I found out a few years there are 3 reasons to avoid them unless you make them yourself. 1. Potatoes and Pesticides: conventionally grown potatoes have the most pesticides by weight than any […]

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The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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The TurKEYS to a successful Thanksgiving

As much as we would like to forget the caloric intake of this holiday, let’s grasp the reality of it all. The average Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat. This is not including the days leading up to or the days grazing on tasty leftovers after turkey day is long gone. […]

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