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Skinny Gut Your Holidays – Today!

Skinny Gut Your Holidays – Today!

As summer fades to fall, I can’t help but notice Christmas decorations already on the shelves in stores. The holidays approach! Here come the festivities, each offering a variety of tasty temptations. With that in mind, I thought now would be a great time to revisit some favorite healthy eating tenets from my recent book, Skinny Gut Diet. Once your…

Not to Miss! Essential Sunscreen + Sun and Fun Facts

Not to Miss! Essential Sunscreen + Sun and Fun Facts

Happily, here we are again, at the beginning of summer. One of the greatest joys of living in Florida, as I do, is the opportunity to spend time close to the water. However, where there’s water, there’s sunshine (most of the time) – and it seems to be getting more intense with each year that passes. Perhaps it’s because of…

Brenda’s Kale Salad for Mom

Brenda’s Kale Salad for Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Here in Florida, this Sunday will be one of the busiest days of the year at our wonderful local restaurants, so most of the time, we celebrate brunch or dinner at home, and love every minute of it! This year I’d like to share a favorite recipe with you – one that’s sure to please everyone, including…

Allergies Linked to Anxiety!

Allergies Linked to Anxiety!

Spring is finally here. Certainly, a huge number of us, especially in the northern states are breathing a huge sigh of relief. However, with the advent of spring for many, breathing becomes an issue all by itself. Those dreaded allergies. Besides the common symptoms of sneezing and nasal congestion, even possible skin irritations that are experienced, new research points to…

How Important Is Bowel Elimination?

How Important Is Bowel Elimination?

Every day you eat a few meals and snacks and wash them down with some beverages. That’s usually the last thought you give to your food. But what goes in must come out. Your food travels the length of your digestive tract where vital nutrients are absorbed, healthy bacteria are (hopefully) nourished, and waste is removed from the body. You…

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber diet…

Why Conventional Blood Tests Aren’t Enough to Detect Heart Disease Risk

Why Conventional Blood Tests Aren’t Enough to Detect Heart Disease Risk

Despite regular testing for cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. at your doctor visits, and prescribed medications and diets for abnormal levels revealed from such testing, most people who have a heart attack or stroke have very few or even no conventional heart disease risk factors. This phenomenon has stumped doctors and researchers for decades. The truth is, conventional…

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

You are already familiar with the usual blood tests that tell you whether you’re at greater risk for heart disease—total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. But these tests only give part of the picture (and when it comes to cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, the numbers aren’t as accurate as you’re led to believe). The following four…

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

We’re long past the New Year by now, and your resolutions to get healthy, eat well, and exercise might have faded into the past. The allure of sweets, the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and the taste of a hearty pasta dish are often too much to overcome. Despite everything you KNOW to be true—that a high-carbohydrate diet is one of…