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Busting common weight-loss myths

The New Year is here, which means so are the resolutions to improve ourselves and our well-being. I wanted to take a few moments to dispel some common weight-loss myths so that we can collap...

Cheating and ‘diet culture’

The notion of “cheating” when adopting healthier eating habits that serve us better creates a trap of self-sabotage that many of us fall into and then justify with some elaborate, sophistica...

Trouble losing weight? Maybe it’s stress

For years, research has revealed that stress significantly impacts our bodies and our health; from a metabolic standpoint stress impacts our body’s ability to achieve peak health. For examp...

Right mindset, right action, right reward

Making the decision to do something differently is hard, but following through with your decision to do so is really the most challenging part. For example, making the decision to lose weig...

Hypoglycemic or hypochondriac?

Bipolar, depression, mania, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, psychotic-like episodes, brain-fog, temper outbursts, panic attacks, excessive mood swings. All of these symptoms are difficult to li...

Say goodbye to sugar wrinkles

Say what? A new Botox procedure? Not quite. While we all know that sugar plays a significant role in weight gain and many diseases that significantly impact our health, such as Type 2 diabet...

How low sodium diets may increase health risks

Salt’s value has changed with the industrial revolution, but it still plays a very important role in our individual health. Salt has been used as currency. Roads and cities have been formed...

Seven tips toward a better diet for your kids

Let’s be real, feeding kids is tough! I’ve realized from firsthand experience with my three little ones that the goal here cannot be perfection. Through much trial and error, I ha...

Dietary fat: Is it your friend or foe?

Over the last seven years, I’ve created meal plans for clients in my clinics to combat a plethora of maladies such as chronic diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, autoimmune condit...

Hijacking the brain’s reward mechanism

A key component of behavior change is the brain’s reward system, which consists of neurons in the different regions of the brain communicating to one another using dopamine, the feel-good ch...

Your thyroid and your weight loss

If you are worried about your thyroid, think it may be causing you to gain weight or have noticed your thyroid numbers changing as you lose weight, read on. In addition to weight ...

Will eating breakfast really fuel your day?

As we bring in a new year filled with new beginnings, it’s time to reflect on your own health and vision for what you want to achieve. You might establish new resolutions, or you ...