The Paradox of Health and Size

With July 4th on a Thursday it was a nice excuse to run some errands without Saturday traffic and parking.  Jeffrey and I went off to Beverly Hills to find tops for some media appearances since the stores nearby seemed to only offer the trend of prints and free flowing blouses. A few months ago one […]

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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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Lifestyle, DNA and Telomeres: Is there a Magic Mix?

  Are we medically advanced to correct or reset our DNA? Many times a week I hear this statement: “I need to lose weight, and change my health.  Is there a magic mix for me and is there anyway to get a jumpstart on it?” One of my favorite things to do is helping clients put the […]

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Drinking Flame Retardant? The Story on Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

This week there was an interesting article in the New York Times regarding a savvy teenager who goggled an unrecognizable ingredient in the bottle of Gatorade she was drinking:  brominated vegetable oil. After reading a long list of side effects from BVO including neurological disorders and alteration of thyroid hormones, Sarah Kavanagh started a nonprofit […]

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Weight Loss Season?

Many of my clients have heard me talk about this – there IS a weight loss season.  And I am not talking about swimsuits and beaches. About 10 years ago I noticed most of my clients losing weight and eating healthfully from the months of March through the end of October.  Then something happens. In […]

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Alkaline Water – Health or Hype?

In case you have not heard, alkaline water is the latest craze in Los Angeles.  There is a place on Main Street that cells it with lines out the door.  The health claims of alkaline water are vast –  “Get rid of acid in the body caused by stress, pollution and the Western diet”  “Say […]

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What you Ate today may affect your DNA

Really?  Do we really have the power to control our genes?  It may be hard to believe but research is now showing that lifestyle changes can change our DNA is less than 2 weeks. One of my college alumni departments sends quarterly newsletters, which I briefly peruse and toss but this one article stopped me […]

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Getting the Brain on Track for Change

You keep saying to yourself “I’m going to eat differently tomorrow” or “this time I’m really going to stop eating all those carbs.” But for some reason you can’t change your eating patterns for the life of you.  And now research shows you are not alone, and your brain may be responsible. If you want […]

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Grocery Shopping in Europe and the United States – Is there a Difference between the Continents?

One of my favorite things to do in other countries is visit the grocery store.  The different types of foods, and the packaging and layout of what is available fascinate me.  On my last trip I must have visited at least 6 or 7 markets. What are some of the main differences? Layout (road map) […]

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What about those Plastic Bottles?

A few months ago I decided to stop drinking out of plastic bottles.  Besides the continual search to become greener, I am concerned about the level of BPA or endocrine disruptors that can be part of the plastics.  I know some plastic is deemed “safe” but wanted to see if I felt better if I […]

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