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Here’s why you need to know the word iatrogenic

I was finishing my continuing medical education credits this weekend. I was flabbergasted by what I was hearing in this pharmacology webinar. The only conclusion I could draw is that most of the drugs that patients are prescribed are poisons. They may affect some small positive change, but cause 10 x more problems than they prevent. This diabetes drug I was learning about can cause gangrene and death. But the pharmacist who was presenting didn’t think it was necessary to tell his patients that - he said maybe only if the patient seemed paranoid - so he wouldn’t get in trouble later. And here’s why you need to know the word iatrogenic. Read more

Improve your overall health now with this one thing

Considered worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day - this is of utmost importance for your overall health. Contributing to diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease and a myriad of other health issues, this one thing can improve your health in countless ways. Read more

7 Reasons you may be feeling tired 

If you are tired a lot, you know what it’s like to be an energy chaser. And if you’re a mother, you definitely know what I mean. My kids are 8,11 and 14. So I’m not in the early stages of motherhood anymore, but I remember how it felt to be counting the minutes until they would go to bed or take a nap. Or think, “I must not like playing with my kids!” I used to think this and then I realized that when I did have lots of energy, it was just that I was tired!! It was a relief, but also a frustration that I had spent so much time struggling. What is the number one reason for fatigue in most people now? Men AND women? Read more

Here’s the most important reason to start prevention now

Did you know that you have about 95% control over your health outcomes? This means that whether you live a long healthy life OR NOT, is almost 100% in your hands. So when does it matter that you take control of your health to create the healthspan (how long you’re healthy while you’re alive) and lifespan that you desire? Read more

How to untangle the most complex human hunger

If you’ve been reading my blogs about hunger, you can probably guess this one. It’s number six and the last of human hungers. It’s why most people think they’re overweight. And the hardest one to get a handle on... Read more

How to satisfy the most essential human hunger

Why do we scarf down a whole bag of sour cream n’ onion chips? Or eat a tub of ice cream in one sitting? And maybe that’s not you, but maybe you’ve been known from time to time to have a few more pieces of pizza than you should. I acknowledge the fact that yes, these foods are designed to be addictive, there is another reason why some of us may have difficulty eating just a little. I’ve written about the first 3 human hungers recently. The number four human hunger, and the only true human hunger is for… Read more

How to unlock difficult weight loss by knowing the 6 human hungers

One of the reasons I am obsessed with knowing how our body works is that the most important currency for me, besides time, is energy. How, when and what we eat is a large determinant of our energy. And understanding why we want the foods we want is part of that knowledge. If you didn’t know there are 6 types of human hunger, you know it now. And I revealed the first two in my last blog. I’m sure you can guess some of them, but understanding how they work and putting it all together can be a game changer. Read more

Banish the top two hunger illusions to make weight loss easier

This is a line I have heard many times over the years, “I think about food all the time. It makes me crazy.” If that is true for you, have you ever wondered why this is the case, or if you have certain times of day, what is going on that you just need to eat? There are 6 types of hunger that humans have. Two of them are not actually signs of hunger, but they make us want to eat. What are they? Read more

The number one way to take charge of your future health

If you’re human, and I know you are, we all veer from our ideal habits from time to time. And if you’re like most people, some of your habits are less than ideal most of the time. I always see a new year as a great time for a reset. A time to create a new lasting healthy habit that gradually pays you back with dividends. There is a kind of health care that when practiced, has an anchoring effect making it much more likely that your health will go exactly the way you intend. What is it? Read more

Fix this one simple thing to boost your energy in minutes

It amazes me how often we miss the forest through the trees. And I do not exclude myself in this. If your energy is not where you want it to be, you need to make sure you’ve got this one simple thing taken care of or your energy will take a hit. And not just your energy, it could give you brain fog, make you constipated, give you headaches, muscles aches - the list goes on. What is it? Read more