Farmers Market 2014

It is farmers market time again and the BEST season to buy local foods.  This is just an update of last years post with a few new suggestions.  They are all really “no brainers” but may be helpful to first timers. There is a skill to maneuvering through the tables, food stands, and carnival of…

Boost Glutathione And Optimize Life

This is NOT a hot new sexy topic but I talk about it everyday to every one of my patients; Optimize glutathione and optimize life. Having healthy levels of glutathione in the body can reduce the risk of chronic disease, promote healthy aging and keep us healthy and fit. You might say it is the…

Spring Cleaning For The Body / Detox

Spring and the rebirth of nature is the ideal season to detox the body according ancient healing of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda from India.  It is a time of renewal, to recover from the hibernation of winter cold, sedentary lifestyle and comfort food.  Why should we detox?  We have talked about it before but we…

The Best Health Plan: Choose Organic

According to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, reducing pesticides in your diet is critical to reducing the toxic effects of pesticide exposure for you and your family.  In a video Dr. Lu states that most pesticides come from our foods and those pesticides…

The Caloric Expenditure Of Parenting

I have always recommended that new moms be more concerned with their food intake than worrying about exercising the first 6 months or even 5 years of their children’s life to lose weight.  Obviously exercise is beneficial for many other things, fitness, immune support, stress management, strength and over all well being.  For burning calories…

Cut Out Soft Drinks

This is the official week that people start to feel alive again and come out of the fog after the holiday sugar addiction. We threw all our wonderful sugar gifts in the trash. I went to get gasoline this weekend at the QT.  As I walked through the store, tempted to get a diet coke…

Gut Health And Chemicals In Food

Every time I am about to get sick or eat the wrong foods I get a stitch in my side and sluggish digestion.  Almost all of my patients have gut (gastrointestinal) related issues.  It could be overall fatigue, weight gain and not feeling good or more severe symptoms from conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, chronic…

Holiday Cheat Sheet

  I thought you might like a quick look at some of the holiday treats we all love. This is just a ballpark of some of the foods we will be exposed to during the next  several weeks.  Have a little of each and walk your socks off! Starbucks Grande Holiday Drinks 2% milk 320-400 to…