Diet

The Multiple Names of Sugar

Food manufacturers have gotten smarter with the food nutrition facts on the new food labels. Gone are the days when you would see straight “sugar” listed on every sweet tasting ingredient label. Manufacturers are required to place the highest quantity ingredients at the beginning of the list. But, sugar by any other name is still

Diet

Seven Common Lies About Weight Loss

We spend about $30 billion dollars each year trying to lose weight only to find that within two years, almost 98% of those who lost weight have regained it back. Slenderiix from ARIIX is a revolutionary new homeopathic supplement, developed by doctors, that helps you lose weight quickly and safely while allowing you to keep

Digestion

Our Human Microbiome or 100 Trillion Mad Bacteria and I Thought We Were Alone

The Last Frontier In the “Last Frontier” of Medicine, as my Trekkie friends would say, scientists and physicians are exploring how the Microbiome and probiotics play a much larger and more vital role in our health. This role is larger than we could ever have imagined. What is the Human Microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract

3X Get Thin Challenge

Eat Fat to Lose Weight? Separating the Fat from the Fiction

In a recent webinar I gave, one of the participants asked the following question: “I keep reading everywhere that fat is good for you. I remember my doctor saying that I should reduce the amount of fat I eat to prevent heart disease. I’m confused. Which statement is correct?” My response was both are correct!

Air Filtration

Do Genetics Determine If I Will Have Heart Disease?

I read an article a couple of days ago that was written by a medical colleague of mine. It reminded me of my life story and what I have done to change it. A follower of his blog wrote:”… my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Their Role in Inflammation

What are essential fatty acids? There are three essential fatty acids. They are called essential to human health because the body cannot make them. They are the Omega-3s, the Omega-6s and the Omega-7s. Another fatty acid is called Omega-9. It is not essential since the body can make it. Omega-7s are relatively new, but have

Health

The Role of Water in Weight Loss

If you listen to the television ads, America runs on high fructose corn syrup drinks, like Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Maybe that’s why one-third of Americans are obese or at least, overweight. Gone are the days when most people drink nothing but water, the original no-calorie, sugar-free, no-cholesterol beverage. So can you lose weight by just

Insulin Resistance

The Hormones of Fat

Leptin and Insulin   While the Energizer Bunny runs on batteries, our bodies run on hormones. Hormones tell our bodies to burn fat and lose weight or to store fat and gain weight or to keep our weights the same. There are two key hormones that regulate food intake and energy balance in our bodies.

Bad Fats

Good Fats and Fatty Substances

The Skinny on Fats Fats and oils are part of a healthy diet and play many important roles in the body. Fat provides energy and is a carrier of important nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, and K and carotenoids derived from vitamin A. But fat can impact the health of our hearts and arteries

Lifestyle

The Role of Inflammation in Obesity

What is inflammation? More and more today, research and scientific papers are written talking about inflammation. How often have we seen something criticized as “inflammatory”? From Omega-6 fats to stress to sugar to diet, everything bad seems to cause inflammation. But what exactly is inflammation and why is it such a problem? If it’s so