Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Emotional Eating: Look at this Link for Some Great Information

This was shared with me and I wanted to pass this on via the blog. Emotional eating affects us all, and is more debilitating for some of us. Recognizing our triggers and developing ways to change our habits can be incredibly liberating. Let me know what you think of this article.

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Making us Fat?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Making us Fat?   A recent study published in the journal Nature has revealed that even artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet can cause glucose intolerance.  Glucose intolerance?  Isn’t that what happens when we eat too much sugar and the body stops being able to handle it?  Yes.   Except the same end result happened when

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Tips for Preventing Cold and Flu

It’s time for strategies: Wash Hands – soap works really well. Avoid drying products like Purell if you can. Use moisturizer to avoid cracked hands. Sleep: get as much sleep as you can. Our natural clocks are set for more sleep in the darker months, anyway. If you’re having trouble sleeping, we have products that can help. Call the office

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Orange Nose Day 2014

Orange Nose Day is an annual event dedicated to promoting health in the towns and cities observing it.  Kids wear something orange or paint their noses orange.  Events in schools and libraries are held to promote healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise and disease prevention. I was asked to participate by speaking separately to kids and their parents/caregivers at the Bristol

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Guest Blogger: Georgianna Sloate, MS, LMFT, on Managing Eating Disorders

Please welcome Georgianna Sloate, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as a guest blogger.  I have known Georgianna for many years and her compassion, insight and genuine concern inspire me and her clients. She can be contacted at 860-205-3672.   Have you tried every diet in the book?  Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Are you starving yourself? Are you

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New York Times: “A Call for a Low-Carb Diet” Covers a Major New Study

Today’s NY TImes has a front page article in the Science Times section entitled  “A Call for a Low-Carb Diet” .  The link to the article is here,   The author cites  a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study that shows better cholesterol and weight outcomes for people eating a low-carbohydrate vs low-fat diet.  An eight pound difference was noted,

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An Appeal to My Community

Please consider contributing to Jake’s Van Modification. As the linked to page makes clear, Jake is a local 6 year old boy with an incurable degenerative condition. His mother Danielle is seeking to raise $30,000 to convert her van so that she can transport Jake in his wheelchair. So far an astounding $15,000 plus has been raised. Please consider donating!

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Are You Ready to Live a Longer and Healthier Life? A Call to Action

“Someday is not a day of the week.” ~Unknown As many of you have noticed in the news, the old, commonly accepted “wisdom” that low fat diets are healthy and that grains and starches are essential is taking a long overdue hit.  The reality that we have been told the wrong way to eat is slowly sinking in.  I offer

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Guest Blogger: Welcome Jennifer Steiner Expert on Healthy Home Products

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I am happy to welcome Jennifer Steiner of Healthy Healing Wellness.  Jennifer is passionate about and an expert on eliminating toxins in our environment.  She is a holistic health coach and her mission is promoting a healthy, toxin-free lifestyle.  Her website is healthyhealingwellness.com. Welcome Jennifer!   UNDERSTANDING OBESOGENS – CHEMICALS THAT CAN MAKE US FAT By Jennifer Steiner, CHHC   Weight

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Time Mag Article on Whether Paleo Diet Keeps Appetite in Check

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The latest issue of Time has an article which asks if the Paleo Diet helps you lose weight.   The skepticism derives from a study which took fecal samples (yes, that’s right) from humans and baboons and watched whether grass or potato (forbidden on paleo) produced more appetite suppressing hormones.  The potato won out, which proves…..what?  Not much, but it might

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