The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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The TurKEYS to a successful Thanksgiving

As much as we would like to forget the caloric intake of this holiday, let’s grasp the reality of it all. The average Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat. This is not including the days leading up to or the days grazing on tasty leftovers after turkey day is long gone. […]

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WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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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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Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?

Growing up I would hear my grandmother Josefina’s voice stating this slogan: eat breakfast like king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I didn’t think much about it till I started learning more about nutrition. Was this slogan simply another dieting myth or an anecdote that gets passed on through generations? As […]

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Is Your weight in your Genes or your Jeans?

Last week I went to a conference in New Mexico and several researchers gave detail to what really happens in the womb. Although much of what I heard is both fascinating and disturbing it is worth sharing on this blog in hopes that some of you struggling with your weight may have more empathy for […]

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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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What is your Tolerance for Sugar and Sweet?

Last week I was running errands and caught Dr. Robert Lustig speaking on the radio.  He was talking about his usual favorite topic:  sugar addiction. However, what caught my ear was his use of the word tolerance. He said we all have a tolerance for certain types of addictive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and […]

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Resetting your Taste Buds

“I have a sweet tooth” is something I commonly hear.  The number one hit on my website for the last 2 years is a blog for healthy cookies so I know this phenomenon is not limited to just my clients.  People are on the search for a healthy treat or at least one that quenches […]

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