Obesity

Sleep Your Way to Happy and Thin

Sleep Your Way to Happy and Thin

At this extremely busy time of year, it may seem like even more of a challenge to maintain your weight along with your good attitude. Could it be because you are not getting enough sleep? Through the years I’ve blogged often on how important sleep is to your health. And it’s simply so important that I wanted to have a…

Demon Sugar Strikes Again!

This week it seemed there was an explosion of information shining the spotlight on the toxic effects of sugar. Not a new battle cry from me, of course. Still, to see such supportive scientific study done, especially with regard to protecting our younger generation, is heartening. One unique study reported in Time magazine was particularly interesting. Please take a few…

Need a Natural Health Breakthrough?

Many of you who know me or have followed me for years know I’ve dedicated a great deal of my life to sharing knowledge on natural health options that you may not have known about.  Things like digestive health, cardiovascular care, toxicity, weight loss and more.  Well I’m at it again! I am currently working on a new television series…

Recipe for a Healthy Liver

If you happened to catch my newsletter this week, you’ll know that my mind has been on your liver (and mine). In the grand scheme of health, your liver is one of your very dearest and most important friends, one to maintain an excellent relationship with – every bit as important as your Mom or Dad, spouse/partner or children. Calling the…

Do Pets Need to Detox Just Like People?

In recent years we have seen a drastic increase in the number of people in this country who are overweight and obese. This has led to a scary increase in many chronic health conditions ranging from diabetes and metabolic syndrome to heart disease. We are also seeing a rise in NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) in humans. I’ve written many…

Weight Gain After Microbiota Transplant

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves the transfer of fecal material from a healthy donor to the digestive tract of an ill recipient (most commonly, someone with refractory, or difficult to manage, C. difficile diarrhea). Transplanting the gut microbiota from a healthy individual to someone with C. diff has resulted in an impressive 90+ percent cure rate of the disease. Brenda…

Micronutrient Intakes Low in Obese Adults

Paradoxically, people who are obese have a low intake of essential micronutrients despite having an abundance of stored energy (in the form of fat), according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. While this population may be eating more food, the foods they are eating more of are nutrient-poor, energy-dense foods (high-calories, low-nutrients),…

Fiber Supplement Shifts Gut Bacteria Toward Favorable Balance

Fiber supplements are known for a range of benefits, including the improvement of bowel regularity, regulation of healthy blood sugar levels, and reduction of appetite. Another amazing benefit of some fibers is the ability to favorably alter the balance of gut bacteria. A recent study published in the journal Microbiome analyzed the ability of two types of fiber—polydextrose and soluble…

Why Eating Breakfast Every Day is a Must

Do you ever found yourself rushing around in the morning to the extent that you don’t have time to eat breakfast? Does this sound like a typical morning for you? Or maybe you skip breakfast in an attempt to lower your total calorie intake for the day. You might want to reconsider when you hear about the findings from a…