Monthly Archives: June 2012

Your Gut and Your Happiness

The gut-brain connection is among one of the most fascinating gut connections I have come across—and there are many gut connections. To think that what goes on in the gut can affect what goes on in our brains might seem unfathomable, but it’s true. I have blogged on it before—a number of times. A lot of research is still needed…

Phthalate Exposure Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

If you know me, you know that I’m all about reducing toxin exposure and supporting the body’s detoxification processes. My book The Detox Strategy is a great resource for just that. I am concerned about the harmful effects toxins have on our bodies. With 80,000 chemicals in use today and over 1,000 new chemicals introduced each year—with minimal testing—we are…

Trans Fats Linked to Aggression—Lower DHA to Blame?

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest 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. Join us!  Trans-fats are essentially unsaturated oils that have been hydrogenated so that the…

US Adolescents at Risk for Heart Disease

  The obesity rate in the United States has been steadily rising for decades. (Check out this link for an eye opener—scroll down right away so you can see the US map of obesity change right before your eyes.) Well, the obesity rate in children is also at an all-time high. In 2009 to 2010, about 34 percent of US…

The Human Microbiome Project

The Human Microbiome Project is a five-year research collaboration between 200 scientists at 80 universities and scientific institutions, all funded with $153 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the aim of, “characterizing the microbial communities found at several different sites on the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and to…

Low Fiber, High Belly Fat

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest 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. Join us!  I talk about fiber a lot because of its many health benefits,…

High Fiber Diet Reduces Risk of Death

One of the best ways to know a food, supplement, or even a drug, for that matter, is effective is to measure its ability to reduce the risk of death in the long run. After all, we strive to maintain our health so that we may live long, full lives, right? Well, a recent study published in the American Journal…

DHA Linked to ADHD Improvements

ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in children. It is believed to affect up to 1 in 20 children in the United States. A recent study published in the journal Nutrition found that in children supplemented with omega-3 EPA and DHA, those with the highest levels of DHA detected in red blood cell membrane tests…

Parents: Eat Healthy and So Will Your Kids

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!  Here is your newest 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. Join us!  As parents, when it comes to teaching our children healthy eating habits,…

Sneak Preview – One Day Only!

I’m excited to announce that I’m returning to PBS in late 2012 with my new program, Heart of Perfect Health. But if you live in the Baltimore/D.C. area, here’s your chance to get a sneak peak of my new show before anyone else. Please join me for a special airing on Maryland Public Television on Sunday, June 10th, from 6 –…