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Let’s talk about carbs, glycemic index and finally understand health implications of sugar levels

Let’s talk about carbs, glycemic index and finally understand health implications of sugar levels

When being sweet is not a good thing: understand health implications of sugar levels in our body     It’s no secret: we live in a carbohydrate heavy society. Since a young age, we learn that carbs are our friends and healthy. In 1977, the US […]

Easy tips for happy and healthy travel on your next vacation

Easy tips for happy and healthy travel on your next vacation

Stay healthy while away   Last week I had the opportunity to take a little time off and get away for a few days. We went to LA and stayed at a lovely Airbnb in Venice beach, California. Summer often has us traveling and enjoying […]

Keto diet: health panacea or possible trouble maker?

Keto diet: health panacea or possible trouble maker?

The keto diet and health: what is the evidence ?   These days, it seems to me, everywhere you turn there is a new diet fad going around. Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more about the ketogenic, or keto diet being the new panacea […]

With so many options, what are my favorite superfoods and why?

With so many options, what are my favorite superfoods and why?

Everyone is talking about their favorite superfoods   Superfoods. They seem to be in everyone’s vocabulary. For the last few years, it seems a new superfood comes along every few months.  Lately, I feel almost all fruits, vegetables and spices are a superfoods 😂! While […]

What vitamins should I take? Looking at essential supplements

What vitamins should I take? Looking at essential supplements

What do I really need to take?   I am frequently asked about supplements: What vitamins should I take? What about other supplements? So, I thought it would be great to talk about supplements in this week’s post. What are the essential supplements we should […]

What is new with drinking coffee for good health?

What is new with drinking coffee for good health?

The pendulum swings back and forth in terms of potential health benefits with coffee drinking. Join us this week as we discuss the data behind coffee.

Hooked on soda: Why your love affair should fizzle

Hooked on soda: Why your love affair should fizzle

Ending the love affair     As I went through my list to select this week’s topic, I decided to choose something not from my list. It seems so many people are hooked on soda these days.   A few nights back, I was working […]

Exploring the connection between the microbiome and disease development

Exploring the connection between the microbiome and disease development

Part II – The microbiome and disease development Last week we spoke about what makes up our microbiome, gut health and probiotics (if you missed it, click here to read it!). This week we will discuss 3 hot areas where the microbiome and disease development […]

Understanding The Gut Microbiome
Photograph by Michelle Ramirez of Tres Misterios Salinos, oil in canvas by Fernando Ureña Rib, 2001.

Understanding The Gut Microbiome

Understanding the gut microbiome and the importance of your intestinal flora   I hope everyone is enjoying these holiday days and, hopefully, a little time off! This week I wanted to talk about those friendly bacteria that live in our gut and the impact these […]

What are some realistic behavior modification steps?

What are some realistic behavior modification steps?

Last week I was chatting with my good friend Carmen. We were discussing behavior changes and the frustrations that come from a lack of it. Change comes hard for most of us. Especially as we get older! This is an opportune time to talk about […]