News from the American Diabetes Association 77th Sessions:  The Link between Diabetes, Heart and Liver disease, 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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Sweeteners: The Effects on your Body are not so Sweet

Did you know 86% of American use “diet” products and consumers spend $21 billion dollars per year on diet drinks? Clearly they believe these diet foods and beverages will help them in ways real foods do not provide. Is that hope true or is it just a magical wish? At the World Obesity Conference last […]

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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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Managing Multiple Sclerosis

Imagine one morning you woke up dizzy and unable to drag yourself out of bed. After the initial shock and panic, how would you feel being incapable of carrying out your daily responsibilities, even those as basic as brushing your teeth or bathing? Before you know it, days like this become your norm and your […]

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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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Should you be Taking a Probiotic?

Multiple TV ads tout stories about how to get your probiotics, that they are a necessity and may be the key to optimal health. This past week I had a few inquiries regarding whether I recommend probiotics. I always call myself the undecided voter.  I weigh the pros and cons of information as democratically as […]

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