Eggs: Friend or Foe?

Over the past 40 years, there has been significant debate about the nutritional value of eggs. In the 1970s, the public was told to reduce dietary cholesterol in order to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Since eggs are the most concentrated source of dietary cholesterol, the public was cautioned against consuming more than…

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Let Mushrooms Turbocharge Your Vitamin D Levels (Video)

  If you’ve ever read anything about the importance of vitamin D, then you may be aware how important vitamin D is in protecting many tissues in your body against cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), reduced bone mineral density, impaired cell growth, impaired immune function and chronic inflammation (1). Vitamin D deficiency is required for normal…

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Stop Fighting Blood Sugar, Start Fixing Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is the underlying condition that is present in all forms of diabetes. Most people believe that insulin resistance is only present in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, however ample research shows that insulin resistance is also present in type 1 diabetes (1-3). It is a common misconception that people with type 1 diabetes…

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Return of America’s Erratic Nutritional Guidelines

Last week, America’s nutrition advisory panel met in order to develop a new set of nutritional guidelines for the American public. This panel meets once every five years, and is composed of prominent doctors and nutrition experts, with the sole responsibility of determining a set of nutritional guidelines to recommend to the federal government. Members…

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Case Study: Overcoming the Fear of Carbohydrates in Type 1 Diabetes (Video)

  In this article I’d like to share the journey of Behrouz Farsi, a 43 year old man who has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 9 years. This case study is important mainly because all the changes you see below happened within 2 months, due to hard work, determination and a…

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Sugarnyms: Disguised Sugar Products are Everywhere (Video)

By now you’ve probably heard that sugar is bad for you. Practically everywhere you read, there’s a new article talking about the metabolic effects of sugar on belly fat, your brain and your child’s risk for developing ADD. However you slice it, there’s no two ways about it: sugar is bad for you. The biochemical…

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365 Days of Health and Fitness Coaching: 2014 in Review

2014 was an amazing year. Absolutely amazing. I quit my job in July of 2014 in order to become a dedicated nutrition and fitness coach, and I can safely say that it was one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s been only 6 months of full-time work, and I’m happy to share what…

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Why High Intensity Interval Training is King (HIIT): 2 Ways to Add Intensity to Your Workouts

In a previous article we talked about the benefits of resistance training, and how incorporating more resistance training into your workout regimen can help you burn fat, stimulate muscle growth and achieve the body you’ve always wanted.  In case you missed that article you can read it here. Many people have asked me to follow…

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Case Study: Reversing 11 Years of Pain and Frustration with Type 2 Diabetes in Less Than 6 Months

I’d like to take a moment to recognize the incredible 6-month transformation of Cynthia Bronte, one of my clients working diligently at reversing insulin resistance. This is another story that reflects the amazing mental, physical and emotional transformation that can occur with a strategic approach to plant-focused high-carbohydrate nutrition. Diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes Cynthia…

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What You Should Know about Low Carb Diets: 3 Limitations of a Recent High-Profile Study on Weight Loss and Heart Disease

A few weeks ago, the New York Times published an article that highlighted a study that compared the effects of a low carbohydrate and low fat diet on weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk.  The results of this study drew significant media attention, and once again drew attention to the “what-should-i-be-eating-for-optimal-health” debate, which, if you’ve…

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