Children with Type II Diabetes?

Diabetes is on the rise, especially in children and adolescents. How can this be? Diabetes is a complicated medical issue but stems from one common thread: carbohydrate intolerance or insulin resistance. It could have started in the womb when a Mother consumed more carb than her body could handle during pregnancy or when the beta-cells […]

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Bipolar Food Parenting: A Retrospective Reflection to Choosing a Nutrition Career

Life began for me in an idyllic sort of way: on a farm in the countryside with a mom who fed me organic vegetables from her garden, all before I was even out of the womb. One of my earliest childhood memories is of my mother’s daily routine. Everyday she would gather the fresh fruit […]

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Avoiding the Halloween Hangover

My first Halloween memory was at 3 years old when my mother made me a pumpkin costume. My outfit was stuffed with balloons along with green tights and a leaf on my head. Although it was the ideal Halloween costume, I remember feeling very uncomfortable, since walking around with a diameter three times my body […]

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The Chicken or the Egg? Are Weight Issues a result of the American Diet or are we Programmed for Obesity?

I attended and spoke at a conference this past weekend on diabetes and pregnancy.  One fascinating lecture this year gave the appalling statistics:  10.7% of the adult US population has diabetes and 19% has pre-diabetes. These two percentages together mean that almost 30% of the adult US population has diabetes. The researcher, Thomas Moore, MD from UC […]

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Can Omega 3 Fats Help ADD And ADHD?

As a disclaimer I am not an expert in either ADD or ADHD so if you are reading this, please consult a physician who is an expert is this field as well. This blog addresses omega 3 fats, and their effect on the brain, particularly in children. What are the omega 3’s and how do […]

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Creating Eating Disorders in our Children

A few years back some of my clients had mentioned reading the book Skinny Bitch and just the title alone caused red flags and made me want to run in the opposite direction.  Honestly at the time I just wanted to ignore the whole hoopla and not spend energy on such a negative connotation.  And […]

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Kombucha Tea and Maximizing Nutrition for Kids

I put it out there last week to answer burning questions you have.  I only got two but they are ones I think everyone would benefit from. Question 1:  Kombucha? One reader asked about Kombucha tea.   Kombucha was the rave about a year ago which has since calmed down. Kombucha tea contains yeast and […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution versus LAUSD

If you watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution last week it was beyond disturbing. A chef comes from England to help America eat healthier and is treated like a criminal. We live in Los Angeles, one of the most progressive cities in the world with medicinal pot dispensaries, but cannot “afford” healthy food our children. Where […]

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LAUSD turns down Jamie Oliver

You probably caught an episode or two of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution last season in which he successfully changed the school lunch program in West Virginia.  We watched him slowly and methodically change the heart and soul of a small town where obesity and health issues saddened even the most stoic. This morning’s Los Angeles […]

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Giving Our Children a Chance at Health

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Blog Carnival This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** There […]

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