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I have an interesting story to tell you

  In addition to what I believe to be sound dietary advice, one of the most common recommendations that I give to my clients and readers is to:  Get some form of regular exercise! Trust me, that doesn’t win me any popularity contests.  Exercise is loathsome to a lot of people, and many will do just about anything to avoid it. But I nonetheless continue to fervently tell people to exercise…even if my words fall...

Jun 15, 2022 4 comments

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Do you have this risk factor for heart disease?

Do you have this risk factor for heart disease?

  As you are probably aware (or if not, you should be), one of the biggest, deadliest and most common risk factors for COVID complications as well as increasing your risk of heart disease, heart attack, kidney disease and even blindness is: Diabetes. And when it comes to diabetes, our numbers are downright frightening.  According to the CDC, currently about 133 million Americans (that’s an unprecedented 40 percent of us!) have diabetes or pre-diabetes (elevated...

May 16, 2022 1 comment

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Osteoporosis facts drug companies don’t want you to know

Osteoporosis facts drug companies don’t want you to know

  Following my move to Florida last fall, I was recently faced with the task of finding a new doctor…and I’m thankful to have had the good fortune to locate an outstanding integrative physician here in the Melbourne area. As part of my new patient workup, he ordered a DEXA Scan, and  I’m proud to say that at 4 months shy of age 60, I have very healthy bones! But unfortunately, many women (as well...

Apr 27, 2022 7 comments

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Surprising health benefits of chocolate (plus a recipe)

Surprising health benefits of chocolate (plus a recipe)

  Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day known for romance, flowers, and… Chocolate! Now, many people have a love/hate relationship with chocolate in that they love it, but hate the fact that it can pack the pounds on you. Well, here’s the thing—when you have a regular diet of wholesome real foods (and stay away from junk and fast foods), you CAN enjoy an occasional sweet treat like chocolate and not pay the price! Plus...

Feb 14, 2022 0 comments

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Do you have too much fat?  How to tell.

Do you have too much fat? How to tell.

  I don’t think I’ll be shocking you off your chair this morning if I say that excess body fat is generally not a good thing. But in terms of your health, not all body fat is created equal! What matters more is the type of fat you’re carrying and where it’s located. Here’s what I mean: Fat types and areas of accumulation Your body has two types of fat—subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is...

Jan 27, 2022 4 comments

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10 Smart strategies for a longer life

10 Smart strategies for a longer life

  Here is a startling statistic to wake you up on this Monday morning. For the first time ever, children of today are not expected to live as long as their parents. Despite all our scientific and medical “advances,” we continue to get sicker and sicker…and eventually our life expectancy will start to decrease in future generations. Now the begging question here is: What in the world is going on? Well, there are many factors...

Jan 25, 2022 3 comments

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