Are Compulsive Eating and Cravings the Same as Food Addiction?

Can you tell the difference between being hydrated and having a craving for food? How about the difference between hunger and habit? How many of us routinely have breakfast because we wake up, and it is something we have done … Continue reading

How To Win the Internal Battle of Hormones to Lose Weight

Ghrelin is a hormone, secreted in your belly and intestines. When your stomach is empty, ghrelin makes you want to eat. And if you ignore the signals, which typically come every half hour or so, then your belly sends out … Continue reading

What Forces Fat into a Fat Cell?

Foods provide nutrients and energy. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and sent to the bloodstream. Glucose causes a rise in blood glucose levels. Increased blood glucose levels signal the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is the hormone that forces … Continue reading

Not Losing Weight During Quarantine?

I specialize in cause and effect relationships in the human body. The government-imposed house arrest for COVID-19 has some of us losing weight, but most of us not happy with our efforts. What can possibly be wrong? We need to … Continue reading

Eat What to Live Longer & Enjoy Life!

Nutrition is key to good health. Achieving nutritional balance in the foods we eat is not difficult, but counter to the guidance given to us by professional and federal agencies and organizations. A nutritional balance should be maintained throughout our … Continue reading

The Daily Battle in Your Body For Your Appetite

Ir would be nice if we could expect the same result every time we ate food. There are many chemical reactions going on at the same time in our bodies. We can sense some and others we cannot. There are … Continue reading

Quality Sleep is Critical for Great Health

    Most people who are sleep deprived rely on the snooze button.  They must have an alarm to wake up each day.  They have a hard time getting out of bed each day.  They think they need a nap … Continue reading

Listen and You Can Feel It

How many times have you gotten up from eating and felt bloated – for hours – absolutely uncomfortable? This time of the year it seems to happen more often. All of us have an internal switch that comes on when … Continue reading

Chronically Fatigued Part One

Overloading the leptin response is one problem caused by excess toxicity in your body. Toxins can directly attack your brain by causing the release of cytokines. Cytokines are basically intercellular signaling molecules. The cytokines released by toxins damage the leptin … Continue reading

Storing Toxins Keeps You From Losing Weight

Toxins are almost impossible to escape in our society. They are in our foods, personal care products and the air we breathe. When your body is flooded with toxins, it is extremely difficult to lose weight. This overload condition forces … Continue reading