Coffee: The Lesser of Two Evils?

The kids kept you up half the night, you had to get up early for a conference call and it’s only 11 am and you’re wondering how you are going to make it through the day. You’ve already had 2 cups of coffee and you meander over to the break room wondering if you should […]

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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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Protein: Playing a Part in your PCOS

You are diagnosed with PCOS and hear you have trouble metabolizing carbohydrates and need more protein. You’re vegetarian so you’re wondering how that is even possible. Although you may like protein, your body is constantly asking for carbs. So what’s a girl to do in this carb friendly society? How can you incorporate protein into […]

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Should I Continue Taking My Fish Oil?

The New York Times article “Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research” generated a plethora of emails this morning asking me what my opinion was on this subject. “Should I continue taking my fish oil?” The definitiveness of the title of the article and claims are curious to me given all the research that does support […]

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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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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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Simplifying Prenatal Vitamins

Confused about prenatal vitamins?  You’re not alone.  You want to be the best mother to your growing baby and that means starting off with the right nutrients.  But where do you begin? Every prenatal claims to offer 100% of the daily recommended nutrients, but how do you know that’s true; and does it truly have […]

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Flax or Chia?

Remember those commercials about how a chia pet would enhance your life?  While there has never been a flax pet, which seed is most beneficial for your health? If you could only choose one“super” seed which would it be? While both seeds are packed with nutrition, one is more nutrient-dense than the other. Following are 3 important comparisons: […]

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Breaking Through a Weight Plateau

“I’ve been doing everything I’m supposed to do – eating clean, exercising consistently and the scale is NOT budging!  HELP.”  Do you ever feel like this?  If you listen to many health-care professionals you’ll hear the saying “calories in equals calories out” but is that really true? Unfortunately weight issues cannot be reduced to a […]

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Can’t lose weight? Maybe it’s your Adiponectin Levels?

My what?  What exactly is Adiponectin?  Adiponectin is a protein that is related to how well you metabolize fat and even your risk of developing certain cancers. The accumulation of abdominal fat can be associated with a decline in adiponectin.  Adiponectin is produced by the body’s fat cells, and makes them (particularly those in the […]

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