Soy Is Not A Health Food: 6 Problems With Soy

While soy may not kill you outright, soy’s ability to undermine health is significant, and as a Wellness Practitioner I always advise my patients to remove it from their diets. Why? Because soy plays a role in the development of a number of debilitating conditions, which can morph into far larger problems down the line…

17 Ways to Protect Your Microbiome and Keep Your Belly Blissful

Inside your belly is a thriving bacterial world, an eco-system commonly known as the ‘microbiome.’ It’s filled with bacteria – trillions of them, in fact – all going about their daily business of keeping you well. Without you’re being aware of it, they’re busily breaking down food; extracting nutrients; producing vitamins and brain chemicals; fending off microbial invaders; protecting you from disease; and performing hundreds of tasks essential to keeping your systems functioning optimally.

8 Health Documentaries to Watch This Weekend

Summer reading is great for the beach, but for those times when you need some respite from the sun, there are plenty of educational health documentaries to binge on. Here are a few of our favorites:

Can Junk Food Be Addictive?

The idea that a person can be addicted to food has recently gotten more support from science. Here, I look at how eating certain kinds of food could be driving people to make further poor food choices.

On the third episode of Doctor in the House, the D’Arcy family orders four chicken meals, seven burgers, five large fries, and four large sugary drinks—just for one single meal. Eighteen-year-old Brandon often eats like this two or three times per day.

15 Fast Fixes To Fight Inflammation

Inflammation – it’s the starting point for so many life-altering conditions and diseases. It’s also avoidable, yet every day millions of Americans prime themselves for health disasters – like cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many auto-immune diseases– by making choices that unwittingly promote chronic inflammation.

2016 Resolution #1: Lose Weight

As a health coach, almost every client I work with is concerned about weight loss. Even if their health is suffering on multiple levels, weight loss takes precedence. I help clients strategize lifestyle changes that lead to sustainable, healthy weight loss. We shift the focus from calories to quality of food. Here are my top strategies:

The Top 4 Reasons to Avoid Trans Fats

Although Crisco appeared on American grocery store shelves as early as 1911, the popularity of hydrogenated vegetable oils, or trans fats, including margarine and shortening, soared between the 1950s and the 1980s, as the demonization of saturated fats consumed the medical establishment.

The Care and Feeding of Your Mitochondria

They’re essential to energy, focus, vitality, and metabolism. And yet most of us have no idea how our mitochondria work. Here’s how to tune up your body’s quadrillions of “energy factories” so you can perform at your peak.

We spend billions of dollars every year buying pills, potions, and creams that promise to slow the aging process. But what if we could enlist our own bodies to help us live longer, healthier lives?

Meet your mitochondria — the tiny factories in each of our cells that turn the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe into energy.

7 Strategies for Picky Eaters

We all want the best for our children – for their health, happiness and future. One of the best ways to support their growth and their future is through instilling good eating habits and providing them with a nutritious diet. None of this is easy with our busy schedules and our culture of processed food, unhealthy school lunches, and restaurant “kid menus” full of trans-fats and sugar.