Protecting Your Family From Hormone Disruptors

I simply would not be giving justice to the topic of detoxification if I didn’t also address the dangers of hormone disruptors. Our bodies are run by a network of hormones and glands that regulate everything we do. Most often, we think about this system—the endocrine system—in the context of puberty, but it actually plays […]

Spice Up Your Health

I grew up on a traditional (aka bland) american diet. Our go-to seasonings were salt and pepper with sometimes a dash of garlic or onion powder. And of course the occasional sprinkle of cinnamon (and sugar) on toast or oatmeal. Sure we would go out to Mexican or Chinese food on occasion and be exposed […]

The Sunshine Vitamin

In the heart of winter with very little sunshine or even time outside for that matter the body’s need for Vitamin D becomes even more apparent. Think Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition of inadequate sunlight which can often be improved by increasing vitamin D levels. If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco […]

Animal Food & Cancer

Working with cancer patients I am often asked about animal foods. There are many reputable sources (providers, researchers, books, websites, etc) telling patients to avoid all animal food. As an Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist who believes that a high quality omnivorous diet can be optimal I decided to do my own research to get to the […]

Carbs And Cancer

In my last post on diet and cancer we talked about the concerns with Sugar. We discussed the importance of choosing low glycemic carbohydrates and always balancing carbohydrates with good quality protein and healthy fat. We also discussed a bit about why fruit is still healthy for you even though too much sugar is not. […]