Who Lives the Longest?

Many of us who are engaged in seeking health are doing so because there is a belief that if we adopt and maintain certain behavior, we will lead healthier, longer lives. Researcher Dan Buettner, who studies the populations that live...

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Protect Your Brain from Inflammation

I know I came into this room for a reason... We have all experienced this! You walk into a room and your mind goes blank. You see someone in the store that you KNOW you know but can’t remember their...

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Simplicity is My Guide

When I was 20 years old, I traveled abroad after college with my two best friends, one of whom stayed in the UK to finish her senior year of college, and the other opted to live in Denmark. I...

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Cilantro – A Powerful Addition to Your Diet

Have you ever considered cilantro as a dark green leafy vegetable? You’d be surprised at how versatile it is and just how many health benefits it holds. I know not everyone loves the unique flavor of cilantro. In fact, some...

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The Easiest Way to Detox Daily

My patients always complain that they buy vegetables and don’t eat them. I get it. We’ve all had our fair share of veggie rot in the refrigerator drawer. They’re also constantly on the hunt for a detox or a...

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Gluten-Free Diets May Increase Exposure to Heavy Metals

Learning curves can be steep sometimes. When clinicians were observing the improvements in patient health after taking gluten out of the diet, it was great to have gluten-free options and substitutes available. Now, we know that just substituting gluten-free for...

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The Dark Side of Kale

Did you think I was going to write about how you should avoid kale if you have a thyroid problem? Nope. There’s a different issue with kale that many people don’t know about. Meet thallium - tall, dark, and handsome....

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Extreme Moderation

Do you ever feel like you're trying to change something, and it upsets all the solid practices you already have in place? For example, you want to remove that little bit of extra sugar from your diet, yet if you take it...

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Portable Veggies

A big part of my mission is to get you all to increase your intake of fruits and veggies, which can be challenging for many people to do. Vegetables are magic in my book. They contain so many phytochemicals...

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What Does “Natural” Cheese Mean?

On a recent trip, I sat next to a gentleman on the plane who was the Leadership and Development Director for a national natural cheese company. I was curious, “Oh, so does that mean you’re using milk from cows...

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