Monthly Archives: September 2010

Constantly Taking Antibiotics Could Have Consequences

When you hear the word “antibiotics” I’m sure a lot of you think, “Hey, those are good for me—they help me feel better when I’m sick.” Right? And yes, you’re partly right, but there’s also a dark side to using antibiotics that a lot of people either don’t know or don’t want to think about. What do I mean? Well,…

Eat Your Way to Better Digestion

“Renew You” Challenge – Be a part of my Weekly Challenge to help set you off in the right direction for bringing health to your week. So this week I wanted to challenge the way you eat.  Heartburn, indigestion, gas and bloating. At one time or another you’ve probably experienced a bout of post-meal discomfort that had you thinking, “What on earth did…

Beef for Dinner? Think Again.

When’s the last time you really thought about where that steak on your plate came from? Or how that juicy burger ended up on your grill in the first place? If you’re like most people (and believe me, I’ve been guilty of this too) you’d rather remain in the dark when it comes to how your food—especially your meat—is raised…

Five Years Younger with Omega-3s

Seen the headlines lately about Omega-3s? How they’re good for your heart, your immune system, and even for helping with healthy bowel function? I say it’s about time these healthy fats are getting the recognition they deserve, especially a few you may have already heard of—ALA, EPA and DHA. ALA (alpha lipoic acid) is an essential fatty acid, which means…

Drink Water, Lose Weight. No Kidding!

“Renew You” Challenge – Let’s start this week off right! Be a part of my Weekly Challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. Take a few seconds and think about all the ways you’ve tried to lose weight. And don’t tell me that…

Fatty Liver Strikes Again!

NAFLD, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is one health condition that’s really making its mark. Affecting nearly 70 million Americans every year, NAFLD occurs when there’s a buildup of excess fat in the liver, which can set the stage for even bigger problems like long-term liver damage and heart disease. So if you or someone you know has been diagnosed…

Gluten-free, Casein-free Diet in Kids with Autism

There was a study done recently that got a lot of press, and I have to say it really got under my skin. Researchers looked at the effects of a gluten-free, casein-free diet in kids with autism, and what they said was that it didn’t have any behavioral effects on them. But I thought, “No way—something isn’t right here.” And…

Diet Goals – Why, not How

“Renew You” Challenge – Be a part of my Weekly Challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. This week is about losing weight… Take it from me – losing weight doesn’t have to be a…