The End of Alzheimer’s:  The Bredesen Protocol

End Alzheimer’s? Reverse cognitive decline?  Dale Bredesen’s new book The End of Alzheimer’s was published just 2 weeks ago and I finished reading it this weekend.  I’ll start by stating it is impossible to summarize all the important information in this book so if interested it’s well worth the read. Dr. Bredesen meticulously outlines the […]

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Change your Metabolism: Balancing Gut Hormones, Food Timing, and Sleep

Venturing to Vancouver and attending the International Congress on Obesity I had no idea what the research would indicate. Would it be the same old messages of “calories in equals out,” “just move more,” “and “cut down on fat intake.” It turns out this conference gave great detail to the complexity of obesity, weight challenges […]

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New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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Healthy Finds for the New Year

Here’s to the New Year with some cool food and health care products that may change not only your morning but also how the rest of your day goes, and even your slumber. Being the undecided voter I’m always skeptical and wait to comment as to whether a product can really be of benefit. I […]

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It’s all in your Gut: Changing your Health for 2016

We’ve all said at one time or another “I just know it’s not right and I can feel it in my gut.” What if your gut health played a part in your mood, levels of anxiety and even happiness? Researchers are now realizing our gut is giving us more information than just our psyche is […]

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A Few New Finds…

Every few months I like to share some new and fun things I’ve found to help your journey along the health path so here we go. Essential Oils No, these are not oils that you eat but rather use to help various symptoms you may be having. I heard about a company called doTerra that […]

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Summer Time, Hydration Time

Is drinking 8 glasses of water per day truly necessary? It’s written about, health-care professionals tout it but is it truly based on science? Is the plastic bottle industry contributing to this recommendation besides greatly benefiting from it? Although the camel is capable of drinking up to 5 gallons of water per day in the […]

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Is Garcinia Cambogia Something You Should Take For Weight Loss?

When 2 women in my practice brought in the same supplement this week stating “Dr. Oz says it burns fat and increases your metabolism” so can I take this?  Is it safe? I instantly went into research mode.  Since I had never heard of Garcina cambogia (GC), I had to turn to reviews and studies. […]

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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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Bananas, Sugar and Resistant Starch

A resounding question I hear each week is: “I’m supposed to avoid bananas – they have too much sugar, right?” To answer succinctly, I don’t think anyone gained weight or suffered ill health (unless allergic) just from just eating bananas but here’s the more scientific response. A fellow RD, Sofia Layarda, MPH, RD, wrote a great […]

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