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Inflammation and Anxiety

Joe came into my office anxious, overweight and suffering from IBS. Joe came to see me to lose weight, and Joe was surprised that nutrition therapy could help with IBS. We were both surprised that nutrition therapy dramatically reduced his anxiety.   We worked together for eight sessions, over about five months. After the first […]

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Clean Mondays Lentil Soup

Great Lent has started, which for us Greek Orthodox means we basically eat a vegan diet from now until Easter Sunday. Its one of the reasons the people of Greece live so long. The first day of Lent is called Clean Monday, and the traditional dish served for the evening meal is lentil soup. Believe […]

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Making It Personal: Weight Loss Edition

We spend billions of dollars a year on weight loss programs, products and supplements that don’t work. If participants (who are technically obese) in a research study lose 8% of their body weight and keep off half of it for more than three years, it is heralded as a huge success. Yet, there are those […]

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The Truth About Getting Healthier

Suzie* came to me as a last resort. Her triglycerides (the fat cells traveling in her blood stream) were really high, she was pre-diabetic, and her doctor told her she had to lose weight or she would have to take medication. She was only 51 years old, and did not want to be on medication […]

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Is Fruit Too High in Sugar?

Fruit is getting a bad rap and its time for it to stop. This tale going around about fruit being really high in sugar is a lie. Fruit tastes sweet, I get it. But most fruits actually have little effect on our blood sugar when we eat normal amounts of them. This “war on fruit” […]

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Skinny Drinks

You’re sitting on the restaurant patio, enjoying the sunset with a group of friends and a round or two of drinks. Everyone is relaxed, the air is filled with the sounds of laughter, and you are laughing too. Until you realize that those two margaritas just cost you over 700 calories. The choco-tinis are over […]

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How To Make a Salad a Meal

During the Summer cool, easy salads are calling out to be a full meal. They promise to get us out of the kitchen quick, keep our figures in shape and keep the heat out of the kitchen, all while making a satisfying meal. Why is it they often leave us foraging in the kitchen an […]

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100 Little Calories is All it Takes

So many people come to see me upset, having gained a steady pound or two a year for the past 10 years or so. They feel like failures, are worried about their blood pressure or cholesterol, and don’t know how to turn it around. Do you know what that pound or so a year really […]

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You Can Eat Less and Not Even Notice

You can use optical illusions to trick your brain into thinking you are eating or drinking more than you really are. So you eat less without even noticing. Sound crazy? I thought so, but the research being done by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.’s team at Cornell University proves its true. We eat with our eyes, and […]

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A Calorie is NOT a Calorie

More and more research is disproving the theory that “a calorie is a calorie, regardless of the source.” This is no surprise to many of us, who can tell by anecdotal experience that people who eat really well – and by this I mean whole, natural foods – don’t really have to count their calories […]

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