Category: Nutrition/Diet

5 Ways to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

5 Ways to Reduce Chronic Inflammation
It’s the new year, and inflammation may not be the first thing on your mind when you wake up in the morning, but if you’ve been struggling to get healthier, or can’t lose weight, maybe it should be. Here are 5 ways to reduce chronic inflammation that could be affecting your health in more ways... Read more »

The Diet Soda Diabetes Connection

The link between diet soda and weight gain has been growing for quite some time, but late last month a study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism showed there is a connection between diabetes and these aspartame-sweetened beverages as well. Of course, diet sodas sweetened with aspartame and the like were develop to prevent... Read more »

3 Ways to Give Up Sugar Without Losing Your Mind

Giving up sugar isn’t easy. For most, saying “no” to sugar is one of the hardest dietary commitments a person can make, especially around the holidays.  There is always an occasion, treat or rationalization nearby that opens the flood gates to sweet stuff. We crave sugary foods. And if it’s not something that tastes sweet, it’s probably... Read more »
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My Diet Nearly Killed Me

My Diet Nearly Killed Me
Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day. I didn’t know that until someone contacted me and asked me to come speak with a group of seniors who called an assisted living residence in Chicago home. I was excited to meet with the group, and pondered what I should talk about to introduce myself. I... Read more »

The Best Foods For A Detox Plan

The Best Foods For A Detox Plan
A lot of people ask me, what are the best foods for a detox plan? The truth is, most people who follow a healthy diet probably eat a lot of foods that help to detoxify. Even if you didn’t eat healthy, one of your liver’s main jobs is to eliminate toxins…pronto! Yes, your liver can... Read more »

5 Things You Can Do To Pull Yourself Out Of A Funk

5 Things You Can Do To Pull Yourself Out Of A Funk
No matter who you are or what you do, everyone runs low on motivation, feels generally blah or like they’ve lost their sense of direction from time to time. It’s unsettling and can creep into the inner most parts of our mind. Here are 5 things you can do to pull yourself out of a... Read more »
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Should You Really Count Calories to Lose Weight?

Should You Really Count Calories to Lose Weight?
So much has been in the media lately about people losing incredible amounts of weight, only to regain it all (and then some) in a fairly short period of time. Not only is this incredibly discouraging to the person who lost the weight, but it’s also really hard on their body. The success rate of someone... Read more »

How Diet Soda Affects Your Health and Weight

How Diet Soda Affects Your Health and Weight
It’s been a long day. You just finished your lunch, but feel like you need a pick-me-up. You reach for a diet soda. You drink diet because you don’t want all the sugar and would like to spare a few calories so they don’t appear around your belly in the form of fat a few... Read more »

Burn Dangerous Belly Fat By Making One Change

Burn Dangerous Belly Fat By Making One Change
Have you ever felt out of control with your weight? No matter what you eat or how much you move, the extra inches through you midsection won’t budge. While exercise, and certainly diet, play a very big role in managing weight, there is one other factor that could be impacting significantly hampering your efforts. If... Read more »
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Follow This Morning Routine To Energize Your Day

Follow This Morning Routine To Energize Your Day
Mornings truly set the stage for the entire day. The more positive momentum we can gain in the early hours, the more likely we’ll stay productive with a much brighter outlook. Beyond sheer will, many of our habits play a big role in our overall energy levels, and therefore our overall attitude. Variety may be... Read more »