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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Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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The Connection between Gout, Uric Acid and Fructose is not So Sweet!

You wake up one morning with your toe in terrible pain and soon realize you may be suffering from a gout attack, a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that generally attacks the big toe. You may not realize you are not alone since gout has been a medical issue since 400 BC when Hippocrates, a […]

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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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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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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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