healthy living

Fiber. To Take or Not to Take. That is the Question.

Fiber. To Take or Not to Take. That is the Question.

If I said to you, “eat more fiber and potentially live a longer, healthier life,” what would your response be? Would you say, “fiber is full of carbs and is going to create weight gain?” Believe it or not, fiber can help you lose weight, is found in many delicious foods, and can help you avoid common diseases. This article summarizes a recent American Journal of Medicine study, and vividly shows...

A Handful of Nuts a Day May Help You Live Longer!

A Handful of Nuts a Day May Help You Live Longer!

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests people who eat nuts have a lower risk of death compared to people who never eat them. While nuts have long been associated with reduced risk of cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes, among other chronic illnesses, my concern has always been with the amount of fat associated with eating nuts. But this study clearly...

Breakfast

Breakfast

Lose weight. Eat Breakfast.   What’s for breakfast? Coffee? Most mornings we barely glace at the kitchen. Fixing breakfast takes up precious time that’s in short supply. But there’s ample evidence that the simple act of eating breakfast, every day, is a big part of losing weight. Lots of weight. People skip breakfast thinking they’re cutting calories, but by mid-morning and lunch, that...

Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Is your digestive system making you sick and fat?   There might be something wrong with your inner tube and it could be making you sick and fat. You may not even realize you have a problem, but if you have health concerns of any kind or if you are overweight, your inner tube could be the root cause. Of course, I’m not talking about a beach toy. I mean the inner tube of life, your digestive...

Heart Health

Heart Health

Ways to lower your risk of heart disease Preventing heart disease has very little to do with simply lowering cholesterol with statin drugs. We believe we are treating the causes of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure or lowering blood sugar with medication. But, the real question is what causes high cholesterol in the first place. It is certainly not a medication...