Are Carbohydrates Really Responsible for Obesity?

Scientists have argued over the years about what causes people to gain weight. The simplistic theory is that if you burn more calories (exercise) than you take in (eat foods), you will lose weight and vice versa. Others argue that … Continue reading

Best Food Options to Support Health During Global Pandemic

I am an advocate for balanced nutrition. This involves over thirty nutrients the body needs daily. I have written and spoken about the health benefits of the Wahls Protocol dietary options. It is simple and easy – fruits, vegetables, selected … 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

Eight Allergies That Can Ruin Your Life Today and Create Havoc as You Grow Older

Our current health and longevity are affected by our digestive system. Food sensitivities and food allergies are major health problems for a few of us. Keep a food journal if you start to notice symptoms to help isolate what potential … Continue reading

Alcohol and Weight Loss Explained

How many times have you exercised and had a beer, or other alcoholic beverage, immediately afterward? I have – many times. In some of the running clubs I have belonged to, it was tradition to have a beer (or two) … Continue reading

Do You Use a Health Checklist

How often do we use a checklist? Any flying requires checklists. There is a checklist before taxiing an airplane, a checklist to take off, a checklist to land, and a checklist for emergencies. Emergencies are a unique situation. You memorize … Continue reading

Are Carbohydrates Necessary for Good Health?

We hear about the no-carbohydrate and low-carbohydrate diets. Are they good or not? My disclaimer first – I recommend balanced nutrition combined with caloric restriction and intermittent fasting for longevity and a healthy old age. Balanced nutrition ensures that you … Continue reading

Where Do You Start With Food Choices?

What is important when selecting foods? Natural and healthy come to mind first. That implies raw – no containers or processing. In reality, that limits our choices to fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables should be the mainstay of almost … Continue reading

pH – Two Letters That Can Indicate Terrible or Great Health

pH is an indicator of acid or alkaline conditions. Our bodies are either in an alkaline or acidic state. We choose which by the foods we eat. Generally, fruits and vegetables are alkaline. All protein, oils, fats, carbohydrates and sugars are … Continue reading

Six Toxins You Eat Daily that Destroy Your Immune System

The surface area of your gut (gastrointestinal tract) is roughly 150 times greater than the area of the skin covering your body. The average person eats approximately twenty-five tons of food over his or her lifetime. Those food choices affect … Continue reading