1. The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Weight Loss

    A Healthy Kitchen In my new free videos, I put together tons of tips and tricks on how, and why, to eat good food. I walk you through step-by-step how to identify unhealthy food and what healthy alternatives to keep stocked in your kitchen so you’ll always have healthy choices on hand. So be sure and check them out at 5 Simple Steps To Creating A Healthy Kitchen. I would love to know what you th…Read More

  2. Hidden Sugar: Where You Least Expect It!

    Sugar - Hidden in Carbohydrates  Some nutritional concepts and terminology can be confusing if you’re not familiar with how food works in the body. Take “carbohydrates”, for example. Carbohydrates are composed of sugar molecules. As you chew, an enzyme in your mouth (salivary amylase) immediately starts to break down the carbohydrate molecules into simpler sugars containing 2 sugar molecule…Read More

  3. Your Brain On Sugars – Not So Sweet.

    “Added” or “free” sugar is the sugar in your diet that is NOT from fruits and vegetables but instead is found in processed foods and drinks as well as sugar products (eg, sugar, honey, syrup, agave, corn syrup, molasses, etc). It has been associated with extra weight, obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and dental caries…to name only a few. Obesity, high blood pressure, and coronary…Read More

  4. 10 Surprising Tips To Eat Healthy & Lose Weight

    These are results and excerpts from observational studies conducted by Dr. Brian Wansink and his team that were published in his insightful and entertaining book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. An astute observation was that if you want to be slim, simply do what slim people do. His motto is: "It’s easier to change your environment than to change your mind." 1. Hide…Read More

  5. Your Body Is Talking – Are You Listening?

    Effective communication is key to the success of any operation, or relationship for that matter, and it’s no different in the relationship you choose to have with your body. A breakdown in even one area of communication causes all sorts of complications and inefficiencies. Have you ever played the game where you and your friends sit in a circle and one person whispers a message to the person nex…Read More

  6. Smoothies or Juicing for Breakfast: Why You Shouldn’t!

    Juicing for breakfast. Mmmmm, a big 12-ounce glass of freshly juiced carrots and ginger to start your day?! Or, maybe 8 to 12 ounces of a strawberry and banana smoothie. It’s quick, easy, and nutritious, right? Well, they are definitely more nutrient packed than a traditional American breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast, and hashbrowns. And more nutrient dense than a bowl of oatmeal topped with a fe…Read More

  7. Top 3 Funniest Study Titles This Week

    Ok, I figured it's time for a light-hearted blog. So every week, I scan the titles of at least 100 or so clinical studies looking for something that piques my curiosity or that I think you might find interesting. The complexity of medical terminology used to describe otherwise simple concepts really makes me chuckle sometimes. So I thought I would share a few with you today. Here they are (with my…Read More

  8. Expert Diet Advice: “The Mediterranean Zone”

    If you’ve ever played any type of sport, you are probably familiar with “being in the zone.” It’s that moment when you become one with your environment; a non-thinking moment when every movement and thought are effortless…and your performance in that moment is optimal. Well, evidently a similar situation is possible with your nutritional diet. And with the word “diet,” I mean from it…Read More

  9. Expert Diet Advice: “Disease Proof”

    Continuing on the exploratory path of expert diet advice, today’s blog is a synopsis of the book Disease-Proof. Although many of the foundational aspects of a “healthy diet” are similar in many of the expert-written books I’m reviewing (listed below), some of the differences can leave you stumped as to what you should (really) eat...or not. Slim by Design Disease Proof The Mediterranean Zo…Read More

  10. Expert Diet Advice: “Slim by Design”

    As I tried to uncover “the truth” about healthy foods for myself over the last couple of years, I turned to the experts. I read their books, have tried many of their eating approaches, and have attended conferences to listen to some data and experiences presented in person. Because they all seemed to say something a little different, I began to review clinical studies and systematic reviews to…Read More