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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Chicken or the Egg? Are Weight Issues a result of the American Diet or are we Programmed for Obesity?
I attended and spoke at a conference this past weekend on diabetes and pregnancy. One fascinating lecture this year gave the appalling statistics: 10.7% of the adult US population has diabetes and 19% has pre-diabetes. These two percentages together mean that almost 30% of the adult US population has diabetes. The researcher, Thomas Moore, MD from UC […]