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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is high intensity interval training better than moderate exercise?

Is high intensity interval training better than moderate exercise?

High intensity interval training has been gaining popularity over the last few years. Find out if it is better than regular exercise!

Do you feel too busy to eat healthy and wish you had easy healthy recipes?
Lunch in the garden, Urubamba, Peru By Michelle Ramirez

Do you feel too busy to eat healthy and wish you had easy healthy recipes?

Whether you are a busy professional or a busy mom, we all struggle to find time to prepare healthy nutritious meals. Often times we may end up choosing unhealthy snacks or meals just because it is faster and easier to get these. Many of you […]

Healthy Eating and Kids: Sugar junkies and greens lovers
Abuela’s House, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Perú

Healthy Eating and Kids: Sugar junkies and greens lovers

Sugar versus greens: let’s talk about healthy eating in our kids   My dear friend Christina suggested I write a post about healthy eating. She said she had always been impressed by how “healthy” my daughter’s diet was. The first thing I thought was: What?! […]