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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What’s the 411 on Sugar versus Fat?

How many times have you ordered a salad without olive oil or dressed your greens WITH fat-free dressing thinking you were making the healthier choice? Do you opt for that low-fat yogurt instead of the full-fat version? For many years dietary fat has been considered the villain of all food groups. Just muttering the word […]

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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 Myth of High Protein Diets Examined

Today the above article was published in the NY Times and a few of my well-read clients emailed it to me asking for my opinion. My long answer shortened is as follows: This article was written by Dean Ornish who has been a long-term advocate of the high carbohydrate low-fat diet. Some history here is […]

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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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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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Is It A Carbohydrate Issue Or A Fat Issue?

This last week I received some questions on this blog and thought I would clarify a few of the items with tie-ins to this question. Over the last few months there has been a lot of press on studies showing saturated fat is not the issue with respect to heart disease and health.  Is this […]

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Do You Know your Internal Numbers?

We get busy with our lives, schedules, work and families…and then something happens with respect to our health.  Many questions transpire which leads to: Could it have been prevented? Why didn’t my doctor warn me? Is there a family history I did not know about? These are all questions I ponder with my clients and […]

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High Protein Diets as Dangerous as Smoking?

It’s interesting to me that researchers are now using sensational language to call out their studies to the public.  The big study this week in Cell Metabolism linked eating too much protein to an early death. In sorting through the exact details of the study this is what I gleamed: This is an epidemiological study […]

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4 Reasons to Stick to Butter and Avoid Margarine

Remember “I can’t believe it’s not butter?” Well, don’t let the tagline tempt you – when it comes to your health, there’s no substitute for the real thing. When looking for a spread for your morning toast, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the plethora of margarines and other manufactured spreads that promise everything from […]

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