What the Health?

After multiple patients and colleagues asked me to weigh in on the new documentary “What the Health?” I felt compelled to watch and give a review. Knowing it was pro-vegan I was reluctant but thought I would do so with an open mind. Filmmaker Kip Anderson goes though the evils of meat and dairy quoting […]

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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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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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Nearly Naked Foods

With so many food terms thrown around such as “raw,” “naked,” and “clean” eating how does one stay centered and know how to navigate with our ever-changing food supply? Sometimes the simplest way to eat healthfully is eating “nearly naked foods.” What does nearly naked foods look like? How can we keep our meals simple […]

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Sitting is the New Smoking

Think going to the gym on a daily basis will save you from diabetes, heart disease and a cancer? Think again. Recent studies have shown that we lose 2 hours of life for every hour we sit. I’d thought I would address this topic for American Heart Month, along with American Recall Center who teamed […]

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Vitamin D: Vitamin, Sunshine or Hormone?

You are diligent with taking care of your health but at your yearly physical the doctor tells you your vitamin D is low, and you need to add a supplement. “Wait a minute! I am often outside in the sun so WHY do I need a supplement? Is it just another way for the supplement […]

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Your Gut: The Gateway to Health?

I watched a recent you-tube video on “Debunking the Paleo Diet” that clearly showed that our ancestors ate differently than the current Paleo culture would advocate.  It is a fascinating talk by archelogical scientist Christina Warinner and worth the 22 minutes of your time. However, this blog is not about the Paleo diet so if […]

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Why eating your Broccoli DOES Matter

I was not fond of broccoli growing up and it was not in vogue in the 60’s anyway.  After becoming an RD and hearing about the virtues of cruciferous vegetables I still held off on eating the “crowns.” Then something changed.  Not only did I realize how to make broccoli taste better but more importantly […]

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Emotional Satisfaction or Physical Depletion?

Which one is more powerful?  This is a frequent topic of discussion with my clients who are insulin resistant.  Do they go ahead and eat the bread, pasta, or dessert and feel emotionally satisfied or gamble the punishment of feeling tired and bloated with increased carb cravings? Sometimes it’s worth it and sometimes it’s not.   […]

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Can We Eat to Starve Cancer? Angiogenesis?

A few months back a cancer researcher named Dr. William Li was on Dr. Oz.  He was talking about a term called angiogenesis, which he defined as the way our body grows blood vessels.  He went on to say that abnormal angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer. What caught my interest is that he said […]

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