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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

Here is the secret human hunger driving your food choices

If you’ve been reading my blogs the last week or two, you know about the first 4 human hungers. Today we are on human hunger number 5. It’s why you get bored eating the same thing over and over. And it’s tightly linked to another human hunger. What is it? 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

How this one habit will change your holiday weight gain forever.

This could not be more true today than it was 17 years ago. I wasn't a parent then. Now I have three kids. We typically host and aren’t traveling to Ohio for Thanksgiving anymore. The food is mostly the same, the crowd is different. But it’s still my favorite holiday. I wrote this article about a habit that still, if in place, will reduce your holiday weight gain or even prevent it. Guaranteed. This article was published in Seattle in 2006!   - I was even interviewed on NPR about it. I guess it resonated with more than just me! Read more

The Number One Way To Maintain Weight Loss Without Reducing Calories

Meet Julie. She has lost 50 pounds in the last 5 ½ months. Starting out at the beginning of March Julie would say she was: Depressed, Tired much of the time, In terrible pain in many places in her body, Unable to exercise, and Inflamed She weighed the most she had ever weighed in her life. And had been using ibuprofen to manage her pain. She is currently 8 pounds below her goal weight. How has this happened? Read more

The MOST important thing to keep your energy even throughout the day

Reposted from January 2022. The one thing that most assuredly will make your energy take a nose-dive during the day - unregulated blood sugar. If you have ANY of these symptoms: Read more

How this simple lab test can reveal the cause of your fatigue…and your weight gain.

(Reposted from April 2022) A friend of mine told me about this new book about a month ago. It was by a neurologist I have great respect for, David Perlmutter. I have heard him speak in person several times and basically trust anything he has to say. I nearly fell off my chair when I read some of the things he was saying. There was a new marker - using an old test - that could reveal information that could help me help my patients even more. I got so excited, I started testing all my current patients for it. All of these conditions have this marker in common: Read more

Here’s one of the single most effective things you can do for your longevity

I was at a BBQ yesterday and it got me thinking. I was having a conversation with someone about a health and wellness retreat in Mexico. She was telling me about the meals that they served. My questioning was geared towards where I would get my protein. The reason for this? My goal every day is to keep my energy high and even. In order to do this I need to focus on Read more

The number one reason prevention is your best health insurance

One fact is true for all of us. We are all getting older every day. Because of our conditioning with conventional medicine, most of us wait until we have something go wrong to address our health. And for some people it’s already too late. I have recently noticed a trend with new patients. There is a great frustration with a medical system designed to put a bandaid on symptoms. And often there is no bandaid and the patient is just told they are getting older and they’ll have to learn to live with it. Not great for quality of life! The number one reason prevention is the best way to go. Read more