The Link between Food and Mood: 5 Nutrients to Consider

Feeling a bit blue? Don’t have that motivation you desire? Did you ever stop to think that a simple diet change could be all that is needed to help your energy, mood or get up and go? Not many realize that eating a balanced diet goes beyond helping your physical needs – it can also […]

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Low Carb or Low Fat?

This week’s research study in Cell Metabolism examined this question and came up with an answer: low-fat. So is that the end of the story? What did this study involve and can we apply it to our day-to-day lives? And do we really need to continually label our diets as such? This study examined 19 […]

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Saving your life: Skip the sugar and lower the carbs

Some days I feel like I’m speaking a cryptic language when talking about fat and carbohydrates. “No, cheese is not a problem.” “Yes, you can have the whole egg for breakfast.” “Yes, you may put some butter on those vegetables.” A very long story short – research years ago was scant on what caused heart […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: My Experience of Discrimination

About a year and a half ago I went on a gluten-free diet. I did this reluctantly since cutting out gluten is a major commitment and can be more than challenging in many situations. As a result of the diet change the arthritis in my hands stopped progressing, which was extremely helpful in being able […]

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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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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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When Diabetes Ignorance is NOT Bliss

A new CDC study shows that close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA are now expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime. Diabetes is on the rise and being proactive with your blood work in addition to taking action can be more than helpful in saving you from a life of […]

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Are you Carb Intolerant?

Many know what lactose intolerance is – sensitivity to lactose when one avoids milk and dairy products – but did you know you might be carbohydrate intolerant and not even know it? When one is lactose intolerant and drinks milk they can experience uncomfortable symptoms of gas, bloating and gastrointestinal upset. If carbohydrate intolerant immediate […]

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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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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: 3 Strategies To Prevent Cognitive Loss With Age

This past week I went to the International Menopause Society conference which had a good deal of research on aging, both for men and women. Victor Henderson, MD, a neurologist at Stanford gave a very interesting lecture on strategies to prevent cognitive loss with aging. He described three different scenarios with respect to brain aging: Normal brain aging with […]

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