26September, 2016

Addiction to Sugar: Is it Real?

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Who out there does not get excited about the smell of fresh baked cookies? Candies, pies, and cakes are often the reward for something great. We use sugar filled baked goods to celebrate everything from milestones like birthdays to graduations and retirements. Special events do not happen every day, but what about that everyday sugar we consume?

21September, 2016

Good Fats vs Bad Fats: What’s on Your Plate?

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Fat is an integral part of our body and our diets. It’s involved in a variety of metabolic functions, some fats are even precursors to hormones. The last 20 years have brought conflicting information about fat, from the low-fat craze of the 90’s to the high fat lifestyle of the Ketogenic diet. Questions naturally arise with regards to good fats vs. bad fats and what to believe. The answer is really very simple; focus on whole and natural fats rather than man-made fats.

8September, 2016

How to Improve Digestion: Discovering the Underlying Causes

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Digestion is one of those bodily functions that occur without thought -unless it’s going poorly. Most people go through their day letting their autonomic nervous system go through its various functions breaking down and digesting food. But, when symptoms like constipation, heartburn, stomach pain, and bloating occur, it’s time to look at how to improve digestion, discovering the underlying causes.

31July, 2016

Curious About the Causes of Constant Fatigue?

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More and more Americans complain that they suffer some sort of fatigue. It may range from needing a nap mid-day to symptoms more severe like chronic fatigue. Fatigue is frustrating and can be debilitating. For some people they have to push through every day. For these same people, at the end of each long and exhausting day, sleep is yet another challenge. Oddly, for many people the more exhausted they are during the day, the worse sleep at night. After a restless night of tossing and turning, the cycle begins again as the sun arises.

17May, 2015

Sunshine is Healthy!

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If you read the paper or watch the news, you have heard about the importance of vitamin D.  Most people know that the best way to get their vitamin D is through daily sun exposure.  Our bodies make vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun.  Actually, vitamin D is not a vitamin at all but rather a hormone that targets more than 2000 genes in your body.  Because most people do not get out in the sun on a regular basis without sunscreen on, (sunscreen blocks vitamin D production) vitamin D deficiency is believed to be wide spread.  To complicate matters, as we age it becomes more difficult to produce vitamin D.

29April, 2015

Where Has All the Taste Gone?

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I was traveling last week and read an article in the Wall Street Journal about how our foods are getting blander. The author of the article, Mark Schatzker, also the author of the book, The Dorito Effect, says that diets come and go and ultimately don’t work because we are not addressing the real issue

16February, 2015

I Just Returned From Guatemala…

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I just returned from a week in Antigua Guatemala with my husband.  It was a place with a lot of history, wonderful people and great food..  My husband and I really paid attention to the people and culture.  Given my background, I’m always looking at how healthy the people are.   Guatemala is technically a 3rd

31January, 2015

Why do we need Calcium? Here’s why…

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Why do we need calcium? It turns out that calcium is one of the most important nutrients in our body. Needed for a variety of functions, including the contractions of the heart and soft tissues, it’s a major player in our health. Most people associate calcium with strong bones, but there is much more to calcium when it comes to our body.

19January, 2015

5 Foods For a Good Nights Sleep

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5 Foods For a Good Night’s Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation says 60% of Americans have problems with their sleep. It is very frustrating to toss and turn all night and a sleepless night can cause health issues including weight gain. Failure to get enough sleep puts stress on the body. Sleep is the time our bodies do repair and maintenance. If our bodies are deprived of this critical time of repair and maintenance night after night, chronic health issue can arise. A healthy diet may hold the key to sleep restoration. The following foods will contribute to a restful night’s sleep.

1November, 2014

HEALTHY BEANS: Cooked or Raw?

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Beans should be an essential part of any healthy diet. They are excellent sources of fiber, folate, protein, plant iron, vitamin B1, and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper. Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, and helps with weight management. Beans are low on the glycemic index so they don’t cause a quick rise in your blood sugar. With beans, we have the best of both worlds since they count as both a protein and a vegetable. The government recommendation for beans, or legumes, is a minimum of ½ cup per day

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