Why Can’t I Sleep? Natural Ways to Solve Insomnia

insomnia word abstract in wood type

I’ve seen a lot of people talking about sleep issues/insomnia lately and since the Noble Peace Prize winner in medicine this year won for their research on circadian rhythm, (Its fascinating research! Read about it here) and sleep is imperative to optimal health I thought I might share some insights.   Also in the news recently is more research on how amyloid beta levels and tau proteins, both which contribute to.. Read More


Pre-menopause or Menopause got you down??

Dutch hormones test menopause

Are you hot, angry, irritable, weepy, fatigued, not yourself? You may be experiencing symptoms of fluctuating hormones that go along with pre-menopause and menopause. Unfortunately we are told it’s in our heads or prescribed anti-depressants or a birth control pill. Lets take a step back and think about this. Symptoms are not a disease; they are a way of our body healing itself (think a fever) or a clue to.. Read More


Lab Tests and Prevention


95% of the population will fall into a “normal range” on a standard lab test. We all know that 95% of the population is not in good health! The ranges were set to flag things when you already have a problem. They are then usually addressed with conventional medicine. Functional ranges look at smaller ranges so something can be addressed before it goes out of the standard range (this is.. Read More


What can I do to Protect my Health if I Drink Alcohol?


I consider myself a one-a-day drinker with the occasional night where I over indulge and I wake up saying, “that was not worth it, I’m too old for this!” I think we have all been there. Some of us drink a glass of red wine every night for our “health” drinking is social; it’s something that many people do on a regular basis. Have you ever really thought about what.. Read More


Ever Thought of Doing a Detox Diet? Read This First!

Should you detox?

What do you think of when you read the word detox?   Deprivation? Starvation? Juicing? Reset? It means something different to everyone. In this post I am going to tell you about the science of detoxification and when and how you should do it safely so that you are not weakening your body or releasing toxins into the blood with no where to go. If you really don’t want to.. Read More


Got bloat? Three tests to help identify digestive problems


Up until a few years ago I had a stomach of steal; not like a six-pack, I mean my digestion! In my 20’s I could eat whatever I wanted with no stomach distress at all (that I can remember, do any of us really remember our 20’s?)…But as I’ve gotten older, my digestion does not work as well. I find myself with odd bowel movements, stomach bloat and/or a stomachache after.. Read More


Protein Powder: What’s the Scoop?

Protein powder

I can’t go to the gym with out seeing people carrying around protein drinks, all different colors and sizes.  Is there a Jamba Juice on every corner in NYC or is just me?  (by the way Jamba juice uses mostly soy products which can be ok in small doses but can pose problems if consumed in high amounts) their whey protein boost does not reveal the type or source in the ingredient.. Read More


Feeding our Kids


Feeding teenagers is hard, even more so then little kids!  I was pretty careful with my kids when they were little.  I bought organic baby food and snuck ground up kale into everything.  I held off on giving them sweets until they were older.  I did my best to keep them from MSG and food dyes and McDonalds.  But it was hard! and from a young age we went to parties,.. Read More


What’s up with Resistant Starch?


Over the last two days I have come across two articles touting the benefits of something called resistant starch.  So what is it?  Is it possible to reduce the calories and digestible starch content (which spikes your blood sugar levels!) in rice and pasta by cooking it in fat and the cooling before you eat it?  Let’s find out! The first was in the Washington Post and talked of a.. Read More


Do you Read Food Labels?

I fully admit I am a certified label reader.  Sometimes I go to the store just to read the labels, well not really or at least I’m not admitting to that!  It all stemmed from my search for a pre-made salad dressing that was made with just olive oil.  Not olive oil plus canola/soy/sunflower oil but just plain olive oil!  There is no such thing! I searched through every salad dressing.. Read More