June 6, 2021

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Blood Sugar

I’m sure you’ve had this experience. You eat healthy most of the day, but at about three o’clock in the afternoon you crave something sweet. Or salty/crunchy. You indulge and feel great for a short time, and then you’re more tired and hungry than ever. What’s happening is that the simple carbs in these snacks spike the level of the sugar in your blood and trigger a surge of insulin, which the body manufactures to metabolize sugars. These extreme swings in blood sugar levels will not only play havoc with your energy and moods, but can present serious challenges to […]
May 24, 2021

Brownie Bites To Live For!

You won’t believe these vegan, gluten-free brownie bites are completely raw and fruit-based! Medjool dates from Morocco blended with walnuts and cocoa powder create a rich, chocolate treat perfect for a special occasion, party, or holiday. Feel free to roll brownie bites in nuts or other toppings if you do not care for coconut—the possibilities are endless. Dates have detoxifying fiber, which lowers blood cholesterol, and potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and is an important electrolyte. Walnuts have fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They also have vitamin E which supports healthy brain function. Cocoa is full of catechins […]
June 11, 2019

African Mango: Separate the Hype

For a while now, many of my patients have asked me about a product called African Mango for weight loss.  They’ve seen it all over the internet, read about it in magazines and heard about it from television talk shows.  It’s touted to significantly reduce body weight, improve cholesterol and blood sugar.  So, I thought I’d tell my readers about this substance and let you decide for yourself if you’d like to try it.  Here’s what I’ve learned about it… Why is Everyone Talking About African Mango? A few years ago, news about a seed extract from the African plant […]
April 15, 2014

Blood Sugar, Hypertension and Your Brain

Achieving and maintaining a normal weight is always beneficial to your health, no matter what age you are.  It decreases your risk for other obesity-related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name just a few.  But, if you’re middle-aged, ages 40 to 64, there’s one more reason for keeping your weight, and your blood sugar levels normal – protecting your brain health as you get older.  Let me tell you why… These 2 Numbers Can Predict Your Brain Health As You Age If you’re middle-aged and you came to me for a check-up, I would first want to […]
April 8, 2014

Blood Sugar Levels and Mercury

In the last several years there has been a lot of controversy about how much mercury we, as humans, can be exposed to before our health starts to suffer. How much exposure is too much?  As a result, many of my patients have asked me about mercury exposure and what they can do to better protect their health.