5 Surefire Steps to Eating Healthier

So you’ve decided to eat healthier. Good decision! Nothing – truly nothing – is more important to the quality of the rest of your life. Here’s my 5 step simple how-to to get you started.

The Good The Bad & The Ugly: Natural and Artificial Sweeteners, and how they stack up

We love our sweets. And the more we have, the more we crave. That’s not simply habit, or lack of will power. It’s biochemistry. Understand that, and you take control. Read more…

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Heart Disease – NYTimes.com

“…one serving daily of a sugar-sweetened beverage was linked to a 19 percent increase in the relative risk of cardiovascular disease.” via Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Heart Disease – NYTimes.com. As I have been teaching clients for many years, heart disease and problematic cholesterol, as well as diabetes, are far more likely to be aContinue reading “Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Heart Disease – NYTimes.com”

Editorial – Lo-Sweet, Lo-Fat, Lo-Salt – NYTimes.com

…Statistics suggest that at the very least technology hasn’t helped much in our war on calories. At worst, it is leading us the wrong way — giving us license to indulge one more brownie and an extra bag of potato chips. via Editorial – Lo-Sweet, Lo-Fat, Lo-Salt – NYTimes.com. Indeed, processed and taste-enhanced foods trainContinue reading “Editorial – Lo-Sweet, Lo-Fat, Lo-Salt – NYTimes.com”

Stuck At Your Desk or Computer? Health Tips for You!

This article was originally published as Fran’s Holistic Outlook column in The Times Herald Record on January 21, 2010. If you’re spending long days hunched over a desk or computer, you’re not alone. Here are seven ways to integrate healthier habits into a tough work day. 1. Mom was right. Breakfast is the most importantContinue reading “Stuck At Your Desk or Computer? Health Tips for You!”