I see a lot of digestive problems in my private practice. No surprise, considering that every year approximately 70 million adults in America suffer from tummy troubles such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and numerous other symptoms that cause discomfort or worse. This is serious because poor digestion can also be at the root of
Is it time for you to curb the carbs? Yes and no. Don’t ditch them altogether, just eat the right ones. Remember, carbohydrates are energy foods. Without them, you’ll get fuzzy headed, cranky, and very tired, and no one will want to be around you. 🙁 Low carb diets say that all carbs are evil and
Eating high-protein foods is the key to staying healthy and losing weight. That’s why it’s such a critical component of the 17 Day Diet. Now, I don’t want you to eat two dozen eggs or two pounds of bacon everyday – that’s certainly NOT healthy. But, I do want you to get all the fat-burning
Is your holiday stress rearing it’s ugly head again? I’ve always thought the concept of stress attached to the word holiday was the ultimate contradiction. Shouldn’t a holiday be simply filled with joy and celebration? Yes! But…unfortunately, there is holiday stress and much of it is self-imposed. What is supposed to be a time of
When your immune system goes on the fritz, you’re susceptible to three things: infections, autoimmune disease, and cancer (not to mention just being cranky because nobody likes being sick!). To understand why, and learn how to protect yourself, let me show you how immune cells work. Once you get the lay of the land, my
Has it happened to you? Sagging skin. Thinning hair. Brittle bones. Love handles. Forgetfulness. Indescribable aches and pains. It’s hard to believe that would happen to robust, youthful you. Until it does. Proof: You’re old. Ick.
Guest Author: Jamil Smith Everyone wants to lose weight fast but a lot of people don’t know where to start. These days there are a million and one health tips out there and it can be hard to know which ones to follow. It seems like you hear a new “magical” tip every day that’s
These two pictures of me were taken about six months apart. The picture on the left was taken in August of last year, I weighed about 210 pounds. The one on the right was taken this February, at my current weight of around 170. These pictures are proof that we all face challenges with weight
One of the most appealing things about the 17 Day Diet is how truly achievable it is. It really is the most doable and most importantly sustainable program out there. The truth is, anyone can do it. The question is for those who struggle, why do you struggle?
What’s your health and fitness IQ? Do you want to find out by taking my health quiz? I am a firm believer of educating yourself in health and fitness. The more you know about your own health and fitness, the more successful you will be during your diet.
Coconut oil appears to be the latest and greatest panacea or cure all. It’s said to have a laundry list of amazing benefits for weight loss and overall health. People are finding great new uses for it every day. When I say “new uses,” I mean people are using it for EVERYTHING. So the question
Your scale makes a bigger difference in your diet than you think it does. Not too many people like to weigh themselves. Doctors know this. After patients step on the scales, they think it is giving them the weight of a completely different person, like Hulk Hogan.
How exactly will the 17 Day Diet transform your health and body? I’ve broken down the dramatic phases of change that will occur throughout this process. You’re going to be focused on your body change and on losing pounds and inches. Some days, you might get a little discouraged if the scale doesn’t move down
If you haven’t eaten vegetables since you were 11, let’s spend a second on this “I hate vegetables” thing. You hate all vegetables? There isn’t one you like, no matter how it’s prepared? Vegetables are healthy snacks and a great energy food. They contribute to overall better health and lower body fat.
Obesity in America is something that affects two out of every three adults. Obesity in America is a complex issue that researchers are still trying to understand. Some causes can also be linked to social and environmental changes in the way we work, our levels of physical activity and healthy eating. These factors are the