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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…

Can Clutter Up My Weight?

Can Clutter Up My Weight?

February seems to bring out the organizing, aligning, revising side of my personality. Maybe it’s the new year, or maybe it’s the coming of spring – I’m just ready to clear the clutter and move forward! Even in the midst of chaos, the kitchen has always been one place I strive to maintain clean and clear. I was very interested…

Gut Microbes Are Target for Treatment of Diabetes

Prediabetes is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. It means that blood sugar levels are elevated, but not quite high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes. Without intervention, prediabetes will likely become type 2 diabetes within 10 years. At least 86 million US adults over age 20 have prediabetes, yet 9 out of 10 of them do not even know…

What’s Wrong with Current Dietary Guidelines?

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) holds a series of public meetings to incorporate feedback from stakeholders on the next version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are released the following year. The next Dietary Guidelines are slated to be released in 2015, so these meetings have recently been underway. Conflict of Interest within USDA…

Getting Fat—The Result or the Cause of Overeating?

We have been told that all it takes to lose weight is a reduction in calories and/or an increase in energy expenditure (exercise). So if we eat less calories or exercise more or both, we will lose weight. Supposedly, that’s how it works. And yet, we continue to struggle with losing weight and keeping it off for good. Only a…

Diet High in Carbs Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment

For years I have been recommending to people with intestinal imbalance—especially Candida overgrowth—a diet that avoids sugar and starchy carbohydrates. As it turns out, this diet is beneficial for much more than intestinal imbalance. A diet low in starchy carbohydrates and sugars has been found to be protective against certain conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and, according…

Is Quinoa Really Gluten-Free?

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!  Quinoa is a South American grain with a high protein and mineral…

Chia Seeds After Menopause

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!  If you don’t know what chia seeds are, today is your lucky…

Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

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!  The first meal of the day is considered the most important because…