Changing Health in the Middle East One Step at a Time

Almost 10 years ago I moved to the US from a small Arab country on the Persian Gulf called Kuwait. With a population of roughly 3.4 million, Los Angeles would be a much bigger region than my whole country. Growing up in Kuwait I lived a sheltered, privileged life mainly around Kuwaitis, not knowing much […]

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Is Your weight in your Genes or your Jeans?

Last week I went to a conference in New Mexico and several researchers gave detail to what really happens in the womb. Although much of what I heard is both fascinating and disturbing it is worth sharing on this blog in hopes that some of you struggling with your weight may have more empathy for […]

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Carbs in your Condiments?

You’re trying to be carb conscious – avoiding bread, pasta and starchy foods and somehow the weight is not coming off. Are you eating too much, not exercising enough OR could carbs be sneaking up on you in your condiments? Our food supply is becoming more and more sweet, but is it sweet for our […]

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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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Dreaming in 2015

Although we know New Year’s resolutions do not work long-term the new year somehow brings in hopes for better things to come. What would you like your next year to look like? Are there things you would like it to be different? Most of us yearn for change in one way or another. I have some […]

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Breaking Free from White Rice: an exposition of an ABC growing up in a Chinese family

Twenty-five years ago, my mother left her life in China and immigrated to America for love. My father came to the United States after dating my mother for 7 years in China and then convinced her to follow him shortly thereafter, a huge decision for an Asian woman. I was born two years later, which […]

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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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The Mediterranean Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

You wake up one day tired, sluggish, and realize facing another day is more than you can handle. You question if your diet is no longer serving you and perhaps a change is on the horizon. You have a family history of diabetes and realize change should happen sooner than later. What type of lifestyle […]

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When Diabetes Ignorance is NOT Bliss

A new CDC study shows that close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA are now expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime. Diabetes is on the rise and being proactive with your blood work in addition to taking action can be more than helpful in saving you from a life of […]

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Insulin: The Driver of Inflammation

As with all my thoughts and suggestions I take the time required to provide current safe and sound information. After attending 2 large conferences, a vast amount of research and conferring with top medical experts my paradigm is shifting with respect to carbohydrates as the drivers of inflammation. If you are a regular reader to […]

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