News from the American Diabetes Association 77th Sessions:  The Link between Diabetes, Heart and Liver disease, 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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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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Stepping Up Your Exercise Game

How’s it going with this past New Years resolutions for regular exercise? Are you like most who get derailed by February? Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself to exercise or having difficulty fitting it into your schedule? We all know exercise is important yet we find ourselves putting it on the back-burner. So […]

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Gratitude and Thankfulness Help Depression, Sleep and Life Satisfaction

This year seems to have flown by and with Thanksgiving upon us, the focus can be just on family and food with the latest newest recipe to try. With the aromas of yummy recipes and business of life, how do we slow down long enough to realize all the good that we have? With my […]

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SLEEP – The Undervalued Lifestyle Habit

We sleep 1.5 hours less than our grandparents slept, which breaks down to 23 full days less of sleep per year.  Are there ramifications of this sleep deprivation and does it really affect our health? We try to change our diets, get more exercise, and take better care of our bodies so why don’t we […]

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Where Did My Metabolism Go?

Maybe your favorite jeans feel a little tighter than the last time you put them on. Perhaps the numbers on your bathroom scale have crept slightly higher recently. You aren’t eating any more than usual, so what’s going on? As we age, our metabolisms start to slow, particularly in our 30s. Although time and heredity […]

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Avoid the Common Cold With These 5 Easy Steps

It’s the holiday time of year, but it is cold and flu season, too. You want to enjoy the season to the fullest, so how do you avoid the inconvenience of having a cold and being down for the count? Here are some simple lifestyle steps that can help. 1. Take Vitamin D. Despite its […]

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Sleep Eating?

Are you someone who rarely wants to eat in the morning?  Do you eat most of your calories after dinner or wake up at night to eat?  You may be suffering from Night Eating Syndrome (NES). NES is defined as someone who eats at least a third of their total calories after dinner and wakes […]

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