News from the American Diabetes Association 77th Sessions:  The Link between Diabetes, Heart and Liver disease, Gut, 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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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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The Beta-Cell Bank: The False Sense of a “Normal Glucose”

You go for your annual physical because you care about your health. After a week or so your doctor calls you and assures you all is normal and there is nothing to worry about…or is there? It is not unusual that I see a fasting glucose level on a new client’s blood work in the […]

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The Apple Watch Fitness App

I purposefully did not get a Fitbit, although I was tempted a few times over the last year, since I was waiting for the Apple Watch. I wanted to get the watch for a number of reasons: since I am a Mac user it would work with my phone and I figured this watch was […]

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Natural Ways to De-Stress Your Immune System

You have problems sleeping, focusing on work, you’re tired and things don’t seem to be going in a positive direction. Are you sick, overworked or just stressed? Stress is a term we frequently hear in relation to many life challenges. If untreated stress can impact your relationships, work life, vitality, health and…your immune system. What […]

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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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5 Ways to Alleviate PMS

You wake up on the day final exams only to look down and see that Aunt Flo had made her monthly appearance. Your head is pounding, you’re tired and you can feel the cramps coming on. Is this really happening? Why ME? Why NOW? You’ve heard it’s important for a woman’s health to get her […]

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Superbowl 2015 Food Frenzy

Any plans for Superbowl Sunday? Is about the game, the half time show or the food?   People all across the country are planning their Sunday around this one event. Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year behind Thanksgiving? The average consumption of calories is 2400 during just […]

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An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Apps have made our lives so easy now, haven’t they?  For instance, wouldn’t it be convenient if there were one that could tell me where the closest available bathroom is? …..Wait, it already exists! It’s called Toilet Finder! There’s an app for almost everything. Fortunately, app abundance extends to the health and nutrition categories, too. […]

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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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