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. Alzheimer’s Can Start in Your Twenties?! Or Not.

    I read something fascinating this week in one of Dr Mercola’s blogs that beautifully pulls together concepts of several of my blogs. "Your brain and gut developed from the same type of tissue when you were a fetus!" This little factoid demonstrates yet another way of how your gut and brain are truly, and intimately, connected. Additionally, the nervous systems of your brain and gut are connected…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. “Diabetes” of the Brain

    So, this blog takes on a bit more of a personal tone as I explore the associations between genes, nutrition, and brain health. I dedicate it to my family, as well as my friends and other families whose lives are touched by someone they love who is experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or any one of a number of other neurodegenerative disorders. The Diagnosis of an Unhealthy Brain Approximatel…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. What Color Was Your Brekky?

    Brekky is Aussie for breakfast. One of the most endearing aspects of living in Australia was their colloquial use of cute shortened words; kindy for kindergarten, sunnies for sunglasses, and brekky for breakfast. My Diet Experiments About 2 years ago while living in San Diego, I decided to experiment with eating only veggies and seafood (aka pescatarian diet). I already ate mostly seafood, chicken…Read More

  10. You Should Eat This….

    Low-carb, low-protein, low-fat, low-calorie, low-salt, beans, no beans, grains, no grains, no meat, organic, farm-raised, wild-caught, free-range, grass-fed...getting your head around all this is not only confusing but overwhelming, to say the least. All of the experts are saying, "You should eat this", but "this" is different depending on who you listen to. One thing that pretty much all nutritio…Read More