The Unsweetened Truth, Part 1: Sugar

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. Let me explain.

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”

7 Simple Seasonal Changes To Improve Your Health

Making changes doesn’t have to be daunting, or scary! Here’s a list of seven that can have a significant impact on your health and well-being.

Is this the year you take charge of your health?

Are we really so ill-designed that we now need pharmaceuticals to function and survive? Is there no alternative to our bodies breaking down so terribly, long before we’re done using them? Is being and staying healthy so uncommon it’s no longer “normal”? My answer is a resounding NO!

Vital Signs – Nutrition – Study Finds Eating Nuts Helps Cholesterol – NYTimes.com

Vital Signs – Nutrition – Study Finds Eating Nuts Helps Cholesterol – NYTimes.com. Lose your fear of fats! A handful of nuts is a great snack, with a perfect balance of protein, healthy fat, and complex carbs, yet I still find so many people avoid them because they think of nuts as “fattening”.  Study afterContinue reading “Vital Signs – Nutrition – Study Finds Eating Nuts Helps Cholesterol – NYTimes.com”

Vital Signs – Nutrition – Added Sugars Appear to Affect Cholesterol – NYTimes.com

Vital Signs – Nutrition – Added Sugars Appear to Affect Cholesterol – NYTimes.com. They sure do! I have been telling clients this for years: that what raises cholesterol is increased insulin resistance and a diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates. It is not eating foods that contain cholesterol, like eggs, and it is notContinue reading “Vital Signs – Nutrition – Added Sugars Appear to Affect Cholesterol – NYTimes.com”