Tag: The Skinny Gut Diet

Sandi’s Chocolate Pumpkin Treats

For a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without adding on the pounds, these chocolate pumpkin cups are the perfect choice. I keep them on hand for a sweet treat without the sugar. These chocolate cups have only 0.5 teaspoons of sugar (that includes sugar that breaks down from starchy carbohydrates), as calculated using my sugar tracker calculation from my…

Childhood Obesity Linked to Early and Frequent Antibiotic Use

Antibiotic overuse during childhood is rampant. Most physicians, often at the parent’s urging, will prescribe an antibiotic for colds, flu, and ear infections even though antibiotic prescription is not indicated in such cases. Antibiotics are unnecessary for these common childhood ailments, and their overuse has far-reaching negative effects. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical…

Guilt-Free, Grain-Free Stuffing

Homemade stuffing is one of the biggest temptations at Thanksgiving dinner for those of us who are limiting grains and starches. But rest assured that I have a delicious breadless stuffing option that you and your family will love. 60 minutes to prepare and cook Serves 6 1 large sweet potato or yam, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 slices…

Watch Me Today on the Dr. Oz Show!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be on the Dr. Oz show today discussing the importance of the trillions of bacteria that reside in your gut and how the composition of those bacteria determines whether or not you will gain weight. That’s right—your extra pounds are not entirely your fault. If you have been on the diet roller coaster…

Daily Fiber Flush with the Skinny Gut Diet

I recently had the opportunity to discuss the connection between weight loss and gut bacterial balance with Dr. Oz for an upcoming segment that will air on his show on October 23. Inside your digestive tract live 100 trillion bacteria that play a vital role in maintaining your digestive and overall health. As it turns out, the balance of these…

Another Obesity Drug—Just What We Need

As if we could solve the obesity epidemic with a pill. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a prescription drug for obesity, called Contrave, made up of two drugs already on the market. The first drug, bupropion (marketed as Wellbutrin), is an antidepressant that is also used to help people quit smoking, and the second drug, naltrexone, is used…

Are Your Gut Microbes to Blame for Your Cravings?

In my new book and upcoming public television show, The Skinny Gut Diet, I talk at length about how gut microbes are in control of your health, and how your particular gut balance determines whether or not you will gain weight. Although it seems farfetched at first, everything seems to finally make sense once you realize that you are not…