Children with Type II Diabetes?

Diabetes is on the rise, especially in children and adolescents. How can this be? Diabetes is a complicated medical issue but stems from one common thread: carbohydrate intolerance or insulin resistance. It could have started in the womb when a Mother consumed more carb than her body could handle during pregnancy or when the beta-cells […]

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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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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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Natural Ways to De-Stress Your Immune System

You have problems sleeping, focusing on work, you’re tired and things don’t seem to be going in a positive direction. Are you sick, overworked or just stressed? Stress is a term we frequently hear in relation to many life challenges. If untreated stress can impact your relationships, work life, vitality, health and…your immune system. What […]

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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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3 Stress Foods to Avoid with Autoimmune Disorders

With the pressures to achieve, the twice-daily battle between traffic and time, and the balancing act of work, family, and health-daily life in modern-day society is simply….stressful. It’s no wonder our culture’s collective immune system seems to be steadily declining. Nowadays, the average person has at least one allergy to something that would’ve seemed uncommon […]

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Breaking Free from White Rice: an exposition of an ABC growing up in a Chinese family

Twenty-five years ago, my mother left her life in China and immigrated to America for love. My father came to the United States after dating my mother for 7 years in China and then convinced her to follow him shortly thereafter, a huge decision for an Asian woman. I was born two years later, which […]

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Avoiding the Halloween Hangover

My first Halloween memory was at 3 years old when my mother made me a pumpkin costume. My outfit was stuffed with balloons along with green tights and a leaf on my head. Although it was the ideal Halloween costume, I remember feeling very uncomfortable, since walking around with a diameter three times my body […]

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A Reformed Carbivore

Are you carbohydrate intolerant? Do you have insulin resistance? At least 30 percent of the population has a sensitivity to carbohydrates and need to focus their macronutrient intake on consuming more protein and healthy fats. We evolved to eat much less carbohydrates than we are consuming so if we are not running marathons or being […]

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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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