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 […]

Read More»

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 […]

Read More»

Surprising Supplements to Manage Diabetes

As a young child it was very common to see loved ones on both sides of my family pricking their fingers, taking insulin, and watching their carbohydrate and sugar intake. Since diabetes is very prevalent in my family, it naturally sparked my interest of ways I would not become another family statistic. Now that I […]

Read More»

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 […]

Read More»

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 […]

Read More»

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 […]

Read More»

Is your medication causing a Vitamin Deficiency? Common Drugs that lower B12 Absorption

  Your physician prescribes a drug for a certain medical condition and you take what is recommended but over time it causes your body to decrease absorption of other important nutrients. I was reminded of this topic when more than a few clients came in who had been on drugs long term caused vitamin deficiencies. […]

Read More»

Do You Know your Internal Numbers?

We get busy with our lives, schedules, work and families…and then something happens with respect to our health.  Many questions transpire which leads to: Could it have been prevented? Why didn’t my doctor warn me? Is there a family history I did not know about? These are all questions I ponder with my clients and […]

Read More»

Natural Ways to Eliminate Hot Flashes

A big part of the discussion with menopausal women is hot flashes:  how do you deal with this common nuisance in a natural way so your life is not disrupted? Hot flashes are a result of dis-regulation of body temperature and may also be seen in the male population as well with hormonal shifts.  Hot […]

Read More»

Should you be Taking a Probiotic?

Multiple TV ads tout stories about how to get your probiotics, that they are a necessity and may be the key to optimal health. This past week I had a few inquiries regarding whether I recommend probiotics. I always call myself the undecided voter.  I weigh the pros and cons of information as democratically as […]

Read More»
© Copyright 2016 SGJ Consulting, Inc. Registered Dietitian – Santa Monica, Los Angeles | Susan B. Dopart