Health Concerns

Posts in this section discuss specific links between certain health conditions and what you eat or consume. As a health coach, education is an important component of my approach -- though I stress that serious conditions always require the professional advice of a physician.

The Skinny on Fats

When low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets were all the rage in the 80′s, fat was pure evil. Yet the last 25 years have seen a significant shift on the proper role of fats in your diet…get the skinny on what fats to use, and which ones to avoid.

3 Ways to Feel More Confident and Look Better

Having confidence and feeling good in your skin isn’t necessarily just about your weight. There are many other simple ways to give yourself TLC that could make all the difference in your confidence level and how you interact with others.

3 Weightloss Tips from Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old medical system created by the Rishis, or wise men of ancient India. Ayurveda isn’t just about mixing herbs, it gives detailed instructions on how to treat the body, improve the mind, and find balance in our changing environment. So here’s what the rishi’s say about weightloss…

How to Pick and Store Produce

cking produce isn’t an art, it’s a science! Once you learn theses simple tips, you’ll be a pro around the produce isle. The best place to get the freshest produce is always your local farmer’s market, where it’s simple to eat seasonally.

Kale and Oxalates

“I have just been told that kale is extremely high in oxalates and that they can be very dangerous to one’s health if one’s body doesn’t have the healthy gut flora which break oxalates down for elimination. Any info on this topic?”

Let’s Stop Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is raging out of control around the world… it is the fastest spreading medical condition of our time. But there is a simple solution to Type 2 diabetes that involves improving one’s diet and lifestyle.

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize Wish

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out movement to teach every child about food. See how you can get involved for Food Revolution Day…

Über-Superfoods

I’ve talked about the health wonders of superfoods – highly nutritious foods that come with a host of vitamins, minerals along with special healing compounds. But some superfoods are even more “super” than others, I’ll refer to them as “Über-Superfoods”!