Jump Over the Juice and Savor the Smoothies 

You just signed up for a new gym membership and finished your first boxing class. As you’re putting away your equipment, you can’t help but overhear a group of women talking about juicing and smoothies! As they continue the conversation about kale and ginger you ask yourself there two questions: Are juicing and smoothies really […]

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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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Is Juicing Healthy and Good for You?

I must hear this question at least 3 times a week and tonight Cousin Cam from Canada emailed me asking “is juicing healthy?” so I thought it time for a blog. Simply put – NO! Whole fruits and vegetables are healthy – they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients called phytochemicals, which cannot be duplicated […]

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Beverages and Weight Gain: You Are What You Drink

If you need an afternoon Caramel Macchiato fix, or start each morning with a strawberry-banana smoothie, you may be getting more than you bargained for on your waistline. Even if you’re diligent about your calories from food, you may be overlooking those that are coming from the drinks you choose. With the expansion of new […]

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Juice equals Soda?

The last 2 lectures I gave were well received, with the individuals open to knowing new information except for one thing that touched a raw nerve – my assessment of drinking juice.  This morning’s Los Angeles Times sums up what I have been saying:  drinking juice is equal to the same amount of sugar as […]

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