BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - THOUGHTS ON PREVENTION

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – THOUGHTS ON PREVENTION   Today marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am a 7.5 year survivor of the earliest stages of breast cancer. Though I live with the daily reminders of having…

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted   Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about "who's right" and let's focus on "what's right." Because what gets results is what…

To Breakfast or Not to Breakfast, That is the Question

Three Must Eat Break-Fast Foods Many question whether breakfast is as important as we hear it is. Those who practice intermittent fasting say it is ok to bypass the breakfast meal. Others will argue that breakfast is the most important meal…

Gut Health

  How to Improve Gut Health   Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”   And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive…

Cholesterol - What Do Those Numbers Really Tell You?

  Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let's make sure we're on the same page when it comes to…

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Coffee - yay or nay?!

  Coffee - Who can drink it and who should avoid it?   Coffee is one of those things - you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it…

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals Sometimes those social feasts are just amazing.   And it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.   It is way too…

What Is Metabolism

What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe…

Being Your Own Advocate - Ordering Your Own Lab Work

There are so many things we should know, need to know, about our bodies so that they are running efficiently and we are feeling optimal. Unfortunately, today's doctors are rushed and under many insurance constraints.  They therefore often can't…